We know that many folks are eagerly anticipating spring's arrival later this month but it's still winter in most areas, including here on the VA eastern shore.
Yesterday, it snowed here (VA eastern shore) for the third time this season.
NO, it was not a major storm compared to those that our native NJ and many other states had this winter, including the South. Curiously, this storm missed NJ and even New England.
In this area, anything over a half inch of snow is a BIG weather event. We had over 3X that amount along with freezing rain, sleet and bitter cold temps. Here, cold temps translate to numbers in the low 20s. Yesterday was in the high teens.
As expected, closings were numerous, early and simply stated, everything in 2 counties shut down — schools, banks, medical offices, YMCA, library. There was NO going out even for donuts or shovels as the area bakery and hardware store also closed. Even UPS failed to deliver a package Grenville was expecting (he was not upset).
Despite cautions to stay off roadways except for a medical emergency, there were many reports of vehicles in ditches, spinouts and even overturned along back roads or the main highway. Sometimes, folks ignore warnings of icy and dangerous road conditions, which can lead to misfortune; most local roads are not plowed or salted.
Grenville and I stayed cozily indoors in comfy clothes — sweats and fleece wear; opened the curtains, lit the gas fireplace and enjoyed the snow show. Thankfully for everyone (including ourselves), we did not take any selfies to share online.
We wondered HOW many folks ever make French toast as bread, milk and eggs are always forecast as pre-storm sellouts.
How do you spend a bad weather day?