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Friday, December 4, 2009

Snow Day?

So all yesterday afternoon, my classes were convinced that school would be cancelled today for a snow day. Now, it was true that the snow was falling quite hard for a little while... looking out the windows, we saw a lot of white swirling around in the air. But on the ground? Nothing had stuck to any pavement, which was too warm. The snow was beginning to stick on the grass... but there was less than a quarter inch at this point. So the chances of a school cancellation, given that we are located north of the Mason-Dixon line... pretty remote. But nonetheless, they were excited!

Me, too, because the snow was quite lovely.
Snow on purple coneflower, Dec 3. (Can you tell which way the wind was blowing, boys and girls?)
Snowflake on my coat, Dec 3.

ps. This morning we woke up to the sound of snowplows. I'm not sure why... this is how much snow we actually got. Please note that that 2 is a centimeter measure... all told, we got about 1.2 cm of snow that stuck to the ground. (And, this morning the radio says the wind chill is 12 deg F. But it's supposed to hit 40 deg over the weekend... so we won't have our 1.2 cm for long...)
(We're at school, btw.)

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