This morning at 6:00 a.m. I woke up to the telephone and the automated message saying that Magnolia Public Schools are closed today due to inclement weather. . . . meaning there is 1/2 an inch of snow on the ground. I know, I know . . . all you people up to your kneecaps in snow can laugh all you want.
This time we really have snow! Not ice. It's so wonderful. Listening to snow fall is very different from listening to sleet pellet the windows and driveway. Snow is peaceful and light. Sleet is menacing and treacherous. Snow is beautiful. Sleet is horrible.
The problem is not the 1/2 inch on the ground, but the fact that it is supposed to snow until after lunch. So it's still coming down, as of 7:30 a.m. Maybe it will last for the day. High 46 tomorrow and high 55 on Sunday . . . oh well, that's the way for snow in the south.