Welcome to Missouri… where the winter will surprise you every time! We’ve pretty much been going through a drought the last couple of years. What’s new, a lot of the country has been. Our last big snow happened in February 2011. Last year we didn’t get any, or well a light dusting. And then this year was shaping up to be the same.
Back in January, we got a small snow. Not much at all and by the next day it was gone. As you can tell, the road is pretty well dry. This was the next day.
Sure the woods and the field still had a bit of snow in it because no one drives through it… ok well that’s a lie, we did… but that’s besides the point. When we got home that day hubby asked if I wanted to go with him. I said, absolutely, so away we went.
The timber was pretty, although it was mainly ice, not as much snow. That’s really pretty typcical for Missouri weather anyway… ice. Back in 2007 we were without power for a week. We had a huge ice storm come through and knock power out for most everyone. It was not a fun time. Getting up in the wee hours of the morning and seeing your breath in the bathroom. Nope, no running water either.
Living out in the country where we do, we’re on well water, so no power, no well. No well, no water. We went and bucketed it up from the creek. Boy that was fun, lemme tell ya. We didn’t have a generator so at night we sat in the dark or next to candles. It was like being transferred back to pioneer days after you had all the modern day experiences. By the end of that week I was grumpy.
So anyway, back to my story present day. I watched the weather channel all fall and it said we really would have a dry winter. So when we got this very light snow fall, we went and enjoyed it, thinking this might just be it. That was the case last year anyway.
When you have snow melting and very cold nights (ok so not very cold compared to some of my readers, but cold for Missourians) you get nice icicles that form.
Yes, I kind of made an unhappy discovery in the back of the beast… It is in the form of my roasting pan covered in mud. This was sure a fun one to clean :(… NOT.
It was nice while it lasted, but like I said, it lasted about a day. Of course I get sick of the snow very easily because I’m a hot weather girl myself.
So jump into February and more particularly last week, we were under a Winter Weather Advisory. We were in the southern tip of it (however I hear that parts of Texas got dumped on about the same time) so we didn’t get much. It was all gone the next day.
Then this week hit. They put out the Winter Weather Advisory on Sunday. Said our area was in the 1-3 inches category, but be prepared. And this was the beauty I got to drive to work in come Tuesday morning.
And it really snowed all the way into Wednesday afternoon, then the sun came out. Rule around here, if you don’t like the weather, hang around 30 minutes, it’s bound to change! 🙂
When the sun came out, we hit about 35 degrees and everything started melting. All the prime time to get photos, I was stuck at work. Oh well… such is life.
That and I really don’t like snow, but it sure is darn pretty while it’s falling!
Now our field is half visible half white. That’s after a day of “warmth” as they call it. I’m going to call it more a day where the snow quit falling.
But it sure is pretty!
Although Marlie, Audrey & Rio didn’t agree with me so much.
So now, we’re at Friday. The snow has moved out of the area. We’re looking at a high today of 34. A high tomorrow of 39 and a high of 54 by Sunday. Yeah I told you, if you don’t like the weather, hang around, it’ll change.
Oh well, at least I got to experience some snow, right. It was the ice I could deal without! I slipped and fell at work the other day in the parking lot on ice. My pride was hurt more than anything, although my body aches. I landed on my laptop, my camera fell off my arm and slammed against the concrete and there were spectators to watch. It was a grand day. But at least I’m safe and the snow/ice will be gone! 🙂
Have a fabulous weekend!