News Headlines for Feb. 8, 2014

New Wind Chill Advisory


    Cold artcic air will remain with us through mid-morning today before a weak winter weather system moves in later today.  Forecaster Tom Paone in Buffalo said late Friday we'll have partly cloudy skies through the morning... which helped allow temperatures to dip slightly below zero overnight in the Jamestown-area.  Add 10 to 15 MPH winds to that and, wind chills are an issue.

    Paone says we'll see a chance of snow moving into the area as a weak, Low Pressure system moves east over the Great Lakes through Sunday morning.  He also says highs today will reach nearly 20-degrees at mid-day.  When the Winter Weather system moves entirely into the region, he says we'll see mainly cloudy skies, which will keep temperatures in the mid-teens Saturday night into Sunday morning.  Paone does say we should see a warm-up about mid-week with temperatures nearing 30 on Wednesday and, the mid-30s by Thursday.



Ice Castle Complete


    The annual President's Day Weekend Winter Festival in Mayville next weekend may have the best Ice Castle it's had yet.  That's thanks to the frigid, arctic weather we've been experiencing the past couple of months this winter.  While the Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce has moved away from making the castle the centerpiece of the yearly event, it becomes more of an attraction if there is one.  This year's Construction Supervisor, Dave Douglas, says they completed the castle late yesterday.  Douglas says their crews have made a lot of progress despite the frigid conditions.

    Douglas says they've had between 12 and 20 volunteers working on the castle this year and, they've been putting in full-days to get it ready.  He adds they've also gotten some help from the apprenticeship program with the local Operating Engineers' Union.  Douglas says they'll now put a few lights around the castles so people can get an early look at it.  But, the castle will be officially lit during Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Festival a week from last night.  The festival runs February 14-16 at Lakeside Park.  For more information, call the Mayville/Chautauqua Chamber at 753-3113.