Forecast: CC faces 25 percent chance of flood
Community emerging from winter that had 51 days of subzero temperatures
By Chris Baldus
Ice chunks splashed up toward Cory Hastings as he chopped.
“It’s a … um … tomahawk,” he said, when asked what kind of tool he was using to cut through the two-inches-or so deep ice on his family’s Charles City driveway.
It’s just what he could find, he said.
Brandon Karratz had a metal scoop shovel. He chucked Hastings’ ice chippings into the yard.
That was Thursday, the third day in a row without subzero temperatures. The high temperature on Thursday hit 24. On Sunday, the high peaked at 42.
Today, the high is expected to reach 45 and the coldest it should get this week is 18 degrees Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. Otherwise, high temps through the week will bump around the 30s and 40s. Tuesday likely will be unpleasant, however, with sleet, possibly mixed with snow.
The warm up comes on the tale end of a winter that included 51 days below zero in Charles City, according to the
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