A Southern Snowfall

Nashville Snow 2016

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.

Nashville Snow 2016

Nashville Snow 2016

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. 😉

Nashville Snow 2016

Nashville Snow 2016

Nashville Snow 2016

Nashville Snow 2016

Nashville Snow 2016

16 thoughts on “A Southern Snowfall”

  1. Yes! I get frustrated when people make fun of the south for our reaction to snow, but we don’t have all of the fancy equiptment like other states do that get a lot of snow. But I am super happy that we get snow days so I’ll take it! My hubby and I did a lot of the same!

  2. We had a very lazy weekend too, and it was wonderful! We got a little stir crazy and went for a long walk around downtown yesterday. And yes to getting why the south can’t handle it! Usually there’s no need for such measures, so things aren’t budgeted to deal with this amount of snow!

  3. Gorgeous! And when it happens on a weekend, a snowday like this is so perfectly lovely and cozy. I used to do the same scoffing until I spent 5 years in Cincinnati… but now that I’m back in Michigan with the lots of lake effect snow, I have to shake my head again at the worries over 2 inches. I mean, there wasn’t a day last week that we didn’t get at least 2 inches per day, people! Ha.

  4. I live in West Virginia and we got 45 inches! It was a little crazy. We usually get pretty bad winters, but I think this one took the gold! haha 🙂 pretty pictures!

  5. My friend was in Nashville when the blizzard came and they were stuck a few days! I love these photos, even though it’s cold it can be magical sometimes too! 🙂
    x Kenzie
    Kenzieblogslife.blogspot.com

  6. I am SO glad we did not get snow here in Maine. I cannot stand it haha I lived in North Carolina for a few years and although it was a little funny that so many people freaked out over a couple inches, it was also super nice to have snow days. We may have snowplows and all that up here but there are almost zero excuses for calling out of work here. There could be 10 feet of snow on the ground and your boss will still expect you to arrive to work on time haha so I did love all the days off I got down there for even a CHANCE of snow or ice. I very much hope to move back this summer.

  7. My boyfriend and I were just talking about how jealous we were of the snow. We would love to be stuck inside for a weekend. It sure looks pretty! Ohio has barely gotten any snow this winter. It’s been so weird!

  8. So TRUE that the South doesn’t know how to prep/treat snow. I poo-poo’d the snow closure attitudes around here in NC (I was born/raised in Ohio) too but you’re right. The roads aren’t plowed or salted… so I take advantage of these snow days! I didn’t have them growing up, so grateful for the few we get as adults now 🙂

  9. SOOOO jealous!! Even though overall I’d rather be living here in the tropics than buried under the cold and snow, there is something so right about a winter wonderland once or twice a year. And my personal opinion is, if it’s going to be cold, it better be snowing 🙂 That’s what made Alaska sound fun to us.. but then we ended up with a sparse snow year last year. In fact, I think the Southeast just got hit with more snow than Anchorage has had this year too!

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