WBHF spoke to EMA Director Paul Cuprowski on Sunday around 4:00 concerning the Winter Weather that is expected to reach Bartow County Monday morning. Cuprowski said that after their meeting with the NOAA, they did not expect the weather to be as severe as previously thought. He did say that there was a chance of sleet beginning at 10:00 Monday morning, but the snowfall was to be less than one inch. He did say that black ice is very possible and that motorists should be weary, if they travel. He stressed that people should be very wary of driving on the roadways during the weather.
On Saturday, Cuprowski released the following email:
“The forecast has changed again! It’s more serious now for us. They are predicting that Bartow County may get up to two to four inches of snow starting late Sunday night through Monday, and possibly some more on Tuesday and Wednesday. The fire department and I will have another weather briefing with the NOAA today at Station 1 at 3:00. If anyone would like to attend, please feel free. If the predication stays the same, I will probably activate the EOC this evening at 10:00.”
Bartow County has since been removed from the “Winter Storm Warning” list, and been placed on a “Winter Storm Advisory.”