Ready for Springtime!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
My heart goes out to those of you who have been inundated with extreme cold and much snow this winter. Central NC typically gets one or two "winter storms" each year with accumulating snow in the 2-4 inch range each time. Because our daytime high temperature in the middle of winter is well above freezing, it is rare for a snowfall to stick around more than a day or two. As of last Monday, we had not seen a flake of snow, a pellet of sleet, or a drop of freezing rain this winter, but that changed around dinnertime last Monday. We got a couple of inches of sleet and freezing rain and because our temps stayed in the single digits and teens for most of the rest of the week, the ice covered roads remained a problem and we missed four days of school.
Things thawed over the weekend, and through there was some rumblings about another winter storm coming our way on Wednesday night (tomorrow) of this week, the weather models were all over the place and most of us tuned the weatherman out.
Last night, as I headed to bed, the weatherman mentioned that we might get some flurries this morning. I thought to myself, maybe we'll have a two hour delay of school today. I never mind that because it means a little more sleep!
Guess what, the weatherman was wrong. The snow started here around 6 and it was a lot more than flurries! Every flake stuck. We're home again today. The city wasn't prepared for this snow, so there was no brine on the roads and there have been hundreds of fender-benders in our area, and we've got another day to make-up for school.
I like to change up our kitchen decor according to the seasons, so over the weekend, I moved the snowman collection from the kitchen and put out things that remind me of spring. Now, if it would just come SOON! It's time for long walks and bike rides on the greenways of our city. I can't wait!