Friday, February 27, 2015

Bayou Blizzard 2015

   Let me begin by apologizing to my friends in the northeast who are being hammered by near record-breaking snowfall.  I know that our small amount of snow would not even be an annoyance to you.  I’ve seen the pictures and videos of your Winterfest 2015!  You have my respect and sympathy.
   When you are raised in the Bayou State, snow is not on your weather radar.  When snow is predicted; we try not to get our hopes up, because we know it will end in disappointment.  Snow goes north of us; across Arkansas.  The weather map will show blue clouds indicating snow is heading straight for us, then it dissipates or turns.  We watch the neighboring areas being blanketed with the white stuff.  The local news always shows those lucky kids racing down hills on makeshift sleds and having snowball fights.  Oh, how we yearn for just a little bit of it.
   This past weekend, the weatherman called for a winter weather event.  Yeah, right.  Ho, hum.  It was 70 degrees on Saturday!  Well, I’ll have you know that on Sunday evening it began to sleet.  Our city is not one to take chances so the schools closed, the government offices closed, and the news media tells us to stay off the streets.  We simply cannot drive in ice or snow.  I don’t know a single person that owns snow tires or chains.  Nobody has a snow shovel unless it was brought with them when they moved from the north.  I’ve never seen one before. 
   Ice is something we know.  An ice storm will pass through and cause havoc with our power lines and trees every few years.  When the news said “snow for Wednesday,” we really began to let ourselves believe.  Kinda…sorta.  I mean they were right about the ice.  We woke up early just in case.  Then, it happened.  Huge snowflakes started falling and in a matter of minutes, we had our snow!  It was beautiful and we were thrilled.  
   The funny thing about people that rarely get snow is how it turns them into kids again.  We saw adults having snowball fights and I can’t count the number of snowmen!  I tell my northern friends that their photos have more snow in them than I’ve seen in my entire life.  To make sure I was not exaggerating, I looked to see how much snow I have experienced since I moved here in the early sixties.  It is a total of 24.4” with the largest 24-hour snowfall being 5.6”.  Yesterday, we received 3.1” in only three hours!  It was truly our Bayou Blizzard. 





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27 comments :

  1. wow you had more snow then I have ever seen,the village where I live ,I have only seen a dusting on the ground.they more up on the moors.Mum did say before I came along she had a couple of extreme winters with lots of snow and temperatures of -6 celsius every day and some nights it went down to -12 celsius,but she also said the was the first time for that kind of weather for years.she said mainly we only get wet or frosty winters or a mix of both.I so want to see proper snow!xx Speedy

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  2. Have a fabulous Friday and stay warm and safe..
    Best wishes Molly

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  3. Haha! So glad you enjoyed your snow! Sounds like everyone had fun building snowmen and having snow ball fights!

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  4. It does look like a Bayou Blizzard! Enjoy the snow,maybe you can try and make a Snow Bentley.

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  5. We are always so thrilled when doggies get to meet snow for the first time. Mom says we are like that the first snow every year, but for you guys it is different and I'm thrilled you got some snow. Now too bad I wasn't there to snuggle with in front of the fire after a good romp in the snow!

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  6. You're so lucky that you got some actual Snow! We never get it here in Phoenix, the "Valley of The Sun". Even thought we know all the havoc it can cause, we still really miss having snow. I love your photos, especially the one of Bentley walking you - Uh, I mean you walking Bentley LOL!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Cathy, Isis & phoebe
    www.dogsluvusandweluvthem.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh wow!!! How lucky to get to play in that snow. I bet it was chilly out especially since I bet you don't own any "winter" clothing anymore (like us...which is why Ma is freezing when it is 40-50 degrees). BOL
    Oz

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  8. Ha ha ha! Snow is not a terribly big deal for us here, but the bitter cold right now is. I'm so over winter it isn't funny!

    And I am for sure going to BlogPaws this year, with hubby and Bunny in tow, and probably Kus. Do you have any idea when they're announcing the Nose to Nose finalists?

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  9. What a great winter wonderland shot of you and the boys!!!

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  10. OMD look at all that snow, your dogs got their wish and they finally got to feel snow on their feet! Those are some fantastic photos! shucks now you don't have to come north to stancerville to get snow. :(

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  11. When you get somethingy STRANGE going on... it is sort of FUN... at LEAST fur a WHILE... Up here in the NORTH we Celebrate the first snow of the year... butt in years like this one... we start CURSING it as time goes on and the flakes continue. Snow on us ONCE ... hurray fur US... snow on us 87.000 times... and we are BEGGING fur Relief...

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  12. Your house is very pretty! Oh, and the snow was fun too! Did you build a snow freak or a fort?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  13. Thats what Toronto has been looking like lately. Enjoy to snow friends.

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  14. OMD! You guys are snowed in at the bayou! UGH! It has been such an ugly winter here in the northeast but if you ask me any bit of snow is annoying at this time of year! Enjoy yours while it lasts! :)

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  15. We haven't had any snow so far this year and we're very happy to finish winter without any, if possible. Jan lived in snow country before and doesn't miss it! But it sure is pretty when it first falls.

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  16. Wow, thats a serious amount of snow.
    Stay safe and warm but, make sure your turn into kids and have funs!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  17. Oh, it's great to see you having fun in the snow! It really is fun to play in, and where we are we haven't gotten quite as much as other places here in New England, so we really can't complain. But we can complain about the cold...that has just been unbearable and made it impossible to enjoy the snow!
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

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  18. I love the flurries in the picture! AND Bentley's expression on the far left picture, beyond the large one..he doesn't seem too impressed ;-)

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  19. Yep...agree with you...we will get maybe 2 to 4 inches about 3 times a year...and the roads are covered with bumper cars (well idiots)....Dad says they ain't got a clue...he grew up in Cleveland and learned to drive there.....enjoy it cause it don't last long!

    The Mad Scots

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  20. We'd be happy to ship you all the snow you want! We've got more than enough. :)

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  21. Did your dogs loves it? They looks a little not sure.
    Wes lives up in Canada in the western most province. We is used to lots of snow but this has been our warmest winter EVER! Our hairy slobbery sister Cinnamon sure loves it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  22. Oh how wonderful! i would just once love to wake to snow..not a chance here..we get sleet..hail..ice and once a tiny itty bitty smattering of snow...i would love the pups and kitties to see it..oh well..summer has been weird maybe winter will too ;) love the pics! loves Fozziemum xxx

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  23. LOL Glad you enjoyed your little blizzard!

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  24. HOLY CAT! All the way down there? Truly was a blizzard for you guys! The white stuff's been coming down here all day (and all night too) ICK.

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  25. Looks like you had fun in the snow.

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  26. OMD! SNOW!!!! We are coming over! haha!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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