It has not been as traumatic as the huge snowfalls over the mid-Atlantic states. But for the Deep South, it is a very unusual occurrence to have two snowfalls in one winter season.
And in a late entry, I heard on the CBS evening news that 49 of the 50 states in the USA had measureable snow on the ground today, all but Hawaii whose volcanoes on the Big Island had no snow. Wow!
Part of my backyard on Friday morning.
The snow started falling very late Thursday night and continued until early afternoon, Friday (today). Many schools announced closings Thursday night and the rest of them in central, south, and south-west Mississippi were added early this morning, as were the state government offices. So I had a SNOW DAY!!
The woods behind my house, looking pretty with the snow on all the branches. But just at the right edge you can see a big pine branch over the back fence which dented the top rail. That was the only damage my property received, thank goodness.
The trees across the street also looked pretty but in the lower right corner of this picture you can see another large pine branch which, I think, just missed the back porch roof of the currently vacant house across the street.
We only lost power for about an hour and a half this morning, but there are many across the state who are still without electricity.
We got about 5" (125mm) of wet snow in the south part of the city where I live, as you can see from the accumulation on two of our cars. There was some sticking on the streets in our neighborhood but as I didn't get out and drive around, I don't know how impeded the streets and highways were.
My other across the street neighbor also has a bunch of pine trees in her front yard and lost several limbs, including at least two large ones on her driveway. And yes, the grass in the yard to the left is that green. It is winter rye.
But by mid afternoon, the snow had stopped and the sun came out. I "plowed" and cleared off the cars before I took this picture about 4:30 pm. Unlike back in December, it will probably be a couple of days before all the snow is melted since the overnight temperatures for the next week will be below freezing.
All in all, for us it was a pretty event as neither my wife nor I had to get out to go to work and our power was only out for a short time. We stayed warm and dry inside the house and will be having Rostbraten and spaetzle for supper tonight - a "German" meal for a cold, snowy day! Schuss, y'all!