Blizzard Jonas didn’t forget Nashville as it buried the north-east in a mountain of snow. The fringes of the storm brought Nashville its largest snowfall in 13 years on Friday! Eight inches was reported for the area in which Jordan and I live. Now, if you live in a place where snow is a regular winter occurrence, you might say, “Eight inches isn’t enough to cause mayhem.” I used to be one of those people who scoffed at the south shutting down with the threat of snow. That is until I experienced a few winters down here.
Here is the difference, ya’ll: The south doesn’t treat their roads! Ice, snow and hills don’t mix well together without salt and plows. Unfortunately/fortunately, inclement weather isn’t regular enough to warrant having an arsenal of salt trucks and snow plows unlike Chicagoland where they spend a lot of money to quickly clear the roads.
Last year, Nashville experienced a two-week period of ice storms but the snow accumulation was minimal. This year, our snowy week began on Wednesday with little bit of snow and ice. Schools were canceled again on Thursday but Friday was the main event. I left my house at 3:40 am to go to work (the roads were clear) and was sent home by 6:30 am when several inches were already covering the roads! I couldn’t believe how quickly the snow had fallen.
Jordan and I spent the rest of the day reading, working/blogging, watching Harry Potter 1 & 2 and of course venturing out for an afternoon walk. It was a pretty perfect snowy day. 😉