Bitter Cold and Snow, Cleveland Snow Plan, Children and Alternative Medicines

Dead Man's Curve, Cleveland
Dead Man's Curve, Cleveland

The lake effect snow band has shifted just south of the lakeshore areas early this morning. This band will continue to produce accumulating snow right into Wednesday. The bitter cold is the consistent story for everyone. Wind chills today will remain below zero. This pattern will come to an end early Thursday and we'll get a break with Thursday being mainly dry, before the next storm brings widespread accumulating snow on Friday.

TODAY: Bitterly cold with lake effect snow showers accumulating an additional 2-7" For everyone windy and cold with wind chills as cold as 10-15 degrees below zero. High: 11 Wind: W at 20-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph

TONIGHT: Windy with lake effect snow showers. Frigid. Low: 9 wind: W at 15-20 mph with gusts near 30 mph

WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy with lake effect snow showers. High: 19

Cleveland's main streets with 47 crews, and 6 road graders. Once the main streets are in fair to good condition crews will transition into the residential streets to plow and service through over night tonight while still maintaining the main thoroughfares. As always, the goal is to have all streets serviced within 24 to 36 hours from when snow stops falling, depending on the actual amount of snow fall. Work will be ongoing until main thoroughfares are clear and residential streets are serviced.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is common among children, especially children with chronic conditions. In a new study, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use by Pediatric Specialty Outpatients," published in the February 2013 Pediatrics, the use of CAM therapies was compared between subspecialty clinics in two children's hospitals in western and central Canada. Researchers found that many children seen at children's hospitals use CAM, and use is much greater in the western versus the central hospital.

Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager