Jan
23
2009

Snow in the Midlands

bya Gabrielle at 11:23 AM

Snow crystals are so pretty. I wish I had been able to get a better picture of them.

Snow crystals are so pretty. I wish I had been able to get a better picture of them.

Snow is such a rare thing in South Carolina, that when those wonderful white flakes do fall out of the sky, the entire state shuts down.  No lie.  For instance, the amount of snow seen in the video below is about all we had – a dusting.  Even before the snow began to fall, many schools decided to close for the day and many others had delayed openings.  I’m hoping they closed in fear of the snow being worse than it was because it really wasn’t anything to worry about in Columbia.  The roads were wet, but they weren’t any worse than a rainy day.  Of course, no one in Columbia can drive when it rains, so I can’t imagine they could drive any better with pretty white flakes distracting them.  I’m waiting for the blizzard of 1973 to rear its ugly head again, so that I can experience 16+ inches of snow in person.  I wonder how many days of work and school were missed then.  That may have been the year my brother prayed for snow.  Boy, were his prayers answered!

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We still have February to get through, so maybe we’ll get some more snow.  I want to peg Phil with at least one snow ball.  :)  Just one.

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