Valentine Day Snow
by Ed Rozmiarek
It's middle February and time for Austin's annual brush with winter. After a little sleet Friday morning, we woke up this morning to find about an inch of snow on the ground. Austin doesn't get much snow as we usually get ice storms. Not this time, real live white fluffy snow. About an inch of it on the cars and raised surfaces. It hasn't been cold enough for the roads to get to cold so the snow didn't accumulate on them much. In fact, the roads were mostly just wet with a little slush.
The forecast for today was for a high in the mid to upper 40's, so I knew it wasn't going to say around too long. I got out around 7:30 to get a few picture before the snow melted. They can be found in our picture gallery.
After getting the pictures I went back in and was kind of curious why the boys hadn't said anything about the snow. They were upstairs doing their usual Saturday morning activities (cartoons and video games). They had completely forgotten about the forecast and had not even looked outside. I asked them if they had looked outside and you could see them make the connect right away. Kevin ran to the window and was thrilled to see the snow. He quickly got changed, called a couple of his buddies and was off to the park with cardboard in hand for some "sledding". Shea on the other hand was not really interested. He stayed inside and didn't go out and play. Very strange.
It's now about 3:00 and the snow is just about all gone. There's a little left in some of the roof valleys and the mini-snowmen scattered through out the neighborhood. Our brief winter blast is about over. It's suppose to be 60 tomorrow. We'll have to try to remember this day this summer we get up into the 100's.
at February 14, 2004 4:06 PM
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Snow covered trees in the early morning light.