And yet again!

I know much of the East Coast has been bombarded by repeated blizzards.  It’s been a record year for much of the country, and I acknowledge their plight before I complain of my own.  With that disclaimer, let me tell you what a weird year it’s been in Louisiana!

I’ve been a resident, other than some company assignments in other states, since 1974.  In that time I’ve seen maybe four light snowfalls.  They have always been an occasion of much wonder and surprise for the locals.  This winter we have already had two measurable snowfalls .  One began on the evening of my great-granddaughter’s birth, and I am certain she will always be told of that event.  So you can imagine my surprise when my Weather Bug started chirping today with a winter storm warning for Thursday through Friday…measurable snow and sleet!

When the Saints won the Superbowl, the headlines here were “No, hell has not frozen over!”  One would wonder if the journalists thoroughly checked their sources on this one.


  1. Knitnana said,

    February 10, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    I can imagine how unprepared your part of the world is for such. Our part of the world is only marginally prepared. Then there’s DC.

    It’s been a crazy year, that’s for sure…Do stay safe?

  2. AlisonH said,

    February 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    I guffawed at that last line! But do take care of yourself. I think if we ever got hit with a snowstorm–and many’s the time when we almost were, but still, in 23 years, I’ve only seen a few flakes once–the closest snowplows would probably be at Yosemite or Donner Pass. Bit of a distance! (Yeah, like four hours at full freeway speeds.)

  3. dragonsnlace said,

    February 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Lol! I was in Biloxi up until 1 1/2 years ago when we were moved here. No snow there then though I remember a year it seemed possible – think they got it in Jackson instead.

    There’s quite a bit of accumulation outside my window in SC right now. I imagine everyone will be terrified to leave the house tomorrow. I know I am! They drive bad enough when the weather is brilliant. Be careful!

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