Monday, January 19, 2009

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let is Snow

So we are expecting snow tonight and into tomorrow. I've lived here my whole life so have learned to never believe it until there is accumulation... not that we ever get that much accumulation anyway!!

We do get snow. The biggest snowstorm that has happened in my lifetime that I can recall was in 1980. We had huge snowdrifts, the entire city was practically paralyzed. The hospitals were taking to the news stations to call on all people with 4 wheel drive vehicles to help get medical personnel to work. I was 13 years old at the time and we lived in a ground floor apartment. The unit above us was occupied by a lady with 2 teenage sons that my sisters and I were friends with. We had fun jumping off their balcony into the snowdrifts!! I cannot remember how much school we missed. One of the biggest news stories surrounding this particular storm is that the circus was in town and people actually had to spend the night at Norfolk Scope because the authorities would not let anyone leave.

Mary... you'll love this!! (if you don't know who Mary is, she's one of my blogging buddies and lives in Wisconsin). We are expecting maybe 3 or 4 inches and it is all over the news like crazy!!

ETA.... sorry for such a boring post but I"m really trying hard for more than 31 posts in 2009!!!


Mary said...

LOL! So was that 3-4" an hour?!?! :) You warm weather states always crack me up. It was 23 here and I had the windows on my car 1/4 the way down!

And you have 1 more post than I do!

LAA and Family said...

So, did you ever even get any snow? It has been a few years since we have had any decent accumulation of snow around here. Lots of fuss gets made when snow is JUST in the forecast!