Saturday, January 19, 2008

A Rare Snow Day in Central Mississippi

Unlike our imagi-nations in Imagi-Europe, it rarely snows in my part of the deep South. But it did this morning thanks to a concantation of a slow moving low pressure system with a lot of precipitation and a fast moving cold front. Although we didn't get more than a dusting it was a pleasant surprise.
Here are two of our cars with about a 1/4" on their roofs and hoods. The white streaks are falling snowflakes.
And this is looking out from my front door about 30 minutes later as the snow fell heavier. But it stopped about 45 minutes after this picture and this afternoon it is clear, sunny, and cold, with no snow left on the ground. Pretty while it lasted without all the trouble caused by accumulation, messy roads, and days of slush left. I went through enough of that during German winters while I was in the Army.


Fitz-Badger said...

What, no snow angel? :-)

Bluebear Jeff said...

Well I'm glad that you got to enjoy the beauty of a snowfall without having to worry about shoveling it.

-- Jeff

ColCampbell50 said...

Fitz - never was enough accumulation for those here although further south in Mississippi they did have enough for snow angels, snowmen, and snow ball fights.

Jeff - Yes, did enough of that in Germany!