It's a cliche, but "How's the weather?" is an important question this time of year.
No more so than Tuesday, when eight of the top nine stories on the Herald's website were related to our region's cold and icy conditions.
Our No. 1 story was about the pending ice storm, while No. 2 was people checking on whether schools were delayed or closed. We also had a flurry of new stories on the site Tuesday when Hanford and PNNL released their employees early. Two of those top nine stories were about the terrible accident on Interstate 82 that killed three people. The accident appeared to be related to the weather.
Our weather page, which you can check out by clicking here, has lots of useful information, including short- and long-term forecasts, air-quality index, moon phases and historical information. For example, Tuesday's high temperature was 25 degrees, while the normal temperature for that date is 44 and the record high was 62 in 1995. The lowest low in our area for Nov. 30 was 14 degrees in 1958.