Saturday, January 19, 2008

Repeat Performance

When I went out for a walk at 8:30 this morning, there was no snow, in spite of the weather forecasts indicating that the snow would begin between 3am and 6am. I began to wonder if this would be a repeat of the 1976 "snow-fake," when weathermen predicted such a heavy blizzard that schools began sending kids home at 10am so that no one would be snowbound in the school building... but the storm dissipated at the Alabama line and we didn't get a single flake.

Turned out that wasn't the case; the snow was just running behind schedule. About 9:30, it began to sleet lightly; by 10, that had switched over to big wet flakes of snow. That continued for about two hours, at which point the snow turned to fine, tiny flakes. So far, we've had about an inch or so of snow, but it's supposed to continue for the rest of the day.

Six years with no significant snow, and now two measurable snowfalls in three day!

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