By Mark Carpenter
St. Patrick’s Day is usually associated with the color green, but this year might have been a bit different. Adams County residents began the week with a view of white, not green, as another round of winter snow hit the area overnight Sunday into Monday. The snow began to fall late Sunday afternoon and continued overnight as the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the county that expired at 6 a.m. Monday morning.
Snow amounts in the county varied to say the least with some spots getting barely a covering and reports that nearly three inches covered the ground in Manchester. The southern and eastern parts of the county were hardest hits with reports also of accumulation in the Blue Creek area.
Luckily, the local school districts were not forced to burn up another calamity day as most of the snow stuck to the grass but not to the roads. The Adams County Ohio Valley School District operated on a 90-minute delay while the Manchester Local School District was able to run on their regular schedule.
The roller coaster of weather that the county has experienced recently was forecast to be on the upswing as the week progressed with temperatures bouncing back into the 50’s or above.