We had our first snow of the new year on January 17th!
I took some pictures on our video camera, so they aren't as clear, but I just had to capture this moment.Greyson experienced his first snow day up in Pennsylvania when we were there for Thanksgiving...but this was the first time it snowed in Alabama & that doesn't happen very often. =)
We had gone to a work lunch around 12:15 that afternoon; it was sleeting & wet outside. By 2pm I was seeing a few snowflakes & by 3 it was a full blown blizzard! It was a pretty wet snow so it was coming down pretty fast but some of the clumps were HUGE!
We finally had to come in because the snow was piling up on our heads & covering my video camera!! It lasted until the next morning...but most of it was gone by midday. Greyson really loved it, but it was too wet to really play in for us. Maybe when he's older, we'll get to make snowman. I really do love living in this part of the south so we can still experience ALL the seasons.
I was used to living in cold weather 9 months out of the year & having snow about 4 months (give or take) out of that time. Living in Pennsylvania in the "snow belt" off of Lake Erie, will make you pretty accustomed to snowy weather & nothing would close unless the roads were super icy. That meant that even if there was 15 inches on the ground, but the roads were clear...we still had to go to school.
However, it is the complete opposite in Alabama. We have WARM weather 9 months out of the year & a few months of cold...SOMETIMES it snows & when it does EVERYTHING shuts down. We laugh because schools will close at the mere mention of snow...but I will admit that I am very happy about it. Our town is not equipped with everything needed to make the roads safe & people aren't used to driving in it either so I would much rather have everything close down, than risk having an accident.
I love that we have Winter, Spring, Summer (even though our temperatures sometimes reach record highs) & Fall & that our weather is beautiful 85% of the time! Minus the tornados...it would almost be perfect year round.
We enjoyed our little piece of snow so far!