That would be SNOW!
This weekend in Southwest Virginia, snow began to fall early Sunday morning and it snowed the entire day with strong bands of snow here and there. It snowed so much that in just one day, we accumulated 14 inches of snow. The most snow that has ever fallen in one single day for our area during the month of December.
Living in Virginia you are bound to experience all seasons and all types of weather. Our Summers are really hot and humid and our winters can be brutally cold at times. Growing up, I remember missing weeks of school at a time due to snow blizzards that hammered our town.
Due to global warming snow storms have been “hit and miss” over the past few years. If you enjoy the snow and just having a reason to be stuck in the house, this “hit and miss” action has become frustrating. I’ve seen snow up to my waist and then I’ve also seen meteorologist forecast snow storms and there’s only a dusting on the road.
Oh but this year, the snow came early and it came hard; thankfully we had already made our grocery store run so we didn’t have to worry about going out in the snow. It’s always better to watch the snow from the window than to have to actually be out in it. Every few hours my daughter would go outside with her ruler to do her measurements and indeed the snow was rising by the hour.
Of course, the only bad part about the snow is when you are forced to go out in it. If you’re unfamiliar with Virginia or Southwest Virginia for that matter, we are surrounded by mountains (check out MY HIKE this past Summer to get a view of the mountains where I live). The Valley consist of hills and turns that no one should have to travel during inclement weather. However, places of employment still expect you to be at work even when there’s 14 inches of snow on the ground. Talk about frustration.
Anyway, how is the weather in your neck of the woods? Be sure to share in the comments below. And if you’re approaching Winter (yup, we had a fall snow storm) like we are…be sure to keep warm and check on the elderly.