Oelwein AM Update (Dec. 21): Expect up to 6 inches of snow tonight; catch up on scores, school closures

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, the shortest day of the year.

DANGEROUS WINTER STORM COMING

The National Weather Service forecast says today there is a 50 percent chance of snow, mainly after 4 p.m., but accumulation will be light. The high temperature today will be around 18, but the wind chill will be as low as -7. The heavy snow is expected overnight, with up to 6 inches possible. The low temperature will be around -6 with a wind chill around -13. A southeast wind of 8-18 mph could gust as up to 26 mph. After 5 a.m., expect patchy blowing snow. (Extended Forecast)

West Central Community Schools has canceled classes on Thursday because of the pending storm. The district will be on its regularly scheduled winter break until Jan. 4.

Oelwein Community School District was already scheduled to be on break Thursday, but had some basketball games scheduled. Those are now postponed until Jan. 21 because of the coming storm.

Wapsie Valley has rescheduled its formal winter dance, the Snow Ball, from today to Saturday, Jan. 21, in the WV Multi-Purpose Room from 8-11 p.m.

OELWEIN DECLARES SNOW EMERGENCY

By declaring a snow emergency, the city of Oelwein is banning on street parking from 10 p.m. tonight until noon Saturday, Dec. 24. Parking is available in the downtown at the north lot.

NICL TUESDAY SCORES

Boys Basketball

  • Hudson 73, Union 54
  • Denver 59, AGWSR 49
  • Aplington-Parkersburg 67, South Hardin 57
  • Gladbrook-Reinbeck 77, North Tama 32

Girls basketball

  • Hudson 55, Union 25
  • Aplington-Parkersburg 51, South Hardin 40
  • Dike-New Hartford 69, Grundy Center 30
  • Gladbrook-Reinbeck 62, North Tama 25

Boys Wrestling

  • Oelwein 48, North Tama 36
  • Dike-New Hartford 72, Oelwein 11
  • Dike-New Hartford 61, North Tama 17
  • Wapsie Valley 59, AGWSR 18
  • Wapsie Valley 59, Aplington-Parkersburg 24
  • Aplington-Parkersburg 43, AGWSR 42
  • Baxter 48, Sumner-Fredericksburg 28
  • BCLUW-SH 43, Sumner-Fredericksburg 42
  • Jesup 39, Anamosa 36
  • Jesup 60, Clayton Ridge 5

UPPER IOWA TUESDAY SCORES

Boys Basketball

  • MFL MarMac 65, Clayton Ridge 44
  • Kee 47, West Central 38
  • Turkey Valley 66, Central Elkader 36

Girls Basketball

  • Kee 38, West Central 23
  • South Winneshiek 45, Postville 37
  • MFL MarMac 46, Clayton Ridge 32
  • Central Elkader 70, Turkey Valley 40