3 years ago we decided that we would host Thanksgiving for my side of the family at our house. We were excited that after a few years in our home and having a dining room we were set to finally be able to have the room to host a family holiday. My family was set to arrive that morning to help get everything ready so I made sure to allow plenty of time to dethaw the turkey the night beforehand to make sure it was ready to go. Well…that plan backfired when after the required time (weight of turkey x time = total time to dethaw) my turkey was still pretty much frozen solid. In fact, when we went to grab the bag of goodies out of it a nice handful of ice particles came out too.
Needless to say we had a very late dinner that night when after hours of cooking it still wasn’t really done and we had to slice it and microwave what we could at the end just to have some turkey to eat. Let’s just say it wasn’t my shining moment as a cook and I’ve learned to appreciate being able to go to one of our parents houses instead to have a fully prepared(and cooked) meal ready.
This turkey day whether you’re having turkey or not in the Poconos there will definitely be some freezing going on. Winter is right around the corner and if running around on a holiday and into traffic isn’t enough a Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for tomorrow.
Snow is expected in the Poconos and we all deal with it – the sleet/freezing rain/ice that is expected for tomorrow is about as dangerous as it gets and is never welcomed, especially on a holiday when there are more people and out of towners then usual. If you’re traveling tomorrow please be careful, leave yourself plenty of time to get to your destination, and be prepared for delays due to accidents and possible power outages.
Have a Great Thanksgiving!
… WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOUNT HOLLY HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR A MIXTURE OF SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THURSDAY TO 4 AM EST FRIDAY.
* PRECIPITATION TYPE… A MIXTURE OF SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.
* ACCUMULATIONS… SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATION AROUND AN INCH. ICE ACCUMULATION UP TO ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.
* TIMING… A MIXTURE OF SNOW AND SLEET WILL BEGIN BY LATE THURSDAY MORNING, THEN MIX WITH FREEZING RAIN DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE SNOW AND SLEET SHOULD TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN AND RAIN THURSDAY EVENING. THE FROZEN OR FREEZING PRECIPITATION SHOULD LAST THE LONGEST ACROSS THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS.
* IMPACTS… UNTREATED ROADS, BRIDGES AND SIDEWALKS MAY BECOME SLIPPERY FROM A COATING OF SNOW AND ICE.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW, SLEET, OR FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES, AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING. MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS ON BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES, WHERE SLIPPERY SPOTS DEVELOP FIRST.