Memphis city engineer Wain Gaskins said forecasts for subfreezing temperatures Friday night forced officials to move up the beginning of the work to Friday morning.Hmmm. The forecast high for Memphis Friday is 37. The contractors are saying they can't lay blacktop at temps below freezing, but it's only going to be 5 degrees above that tomorrow, with possible frozen precipitation as well. This should be interesting.
"You have to have a certain temperature to manufacture asphalt and lay it to where it will harden properly," Gaskins said.
Now, excuse me but it's state law that I run to the supermarket and get milk and bread.
Time for some limb walking. As to the snow day, it just ain't gonna happen. Living 'round here for more than a decade whenever low pressures (those red L's on the map) go directly overhead we get nothing. The red L's need to go a few hundred miles south of here for us to get clobbered. Besides, the weather rock isn't cold.