Will these winter storms ever end? I just knew we in for it this winter, when we had a 13" snow on December 19th. We rarely ever get big snows before Christmas in the Mid-Atlantic region. Little kids get sleds for Christmas, and usually don't get to use them until they are in high school! Most winters around here are mild, with daytime temperatures in the upper forties, or lower fifties. If we do get snow, it's usually just a light dusting. Ice is usually more of a problem than snow.
Well, now another winter storm is on its way. So far, my area is forecasted to get 5-10 inches of snow and sleet by one estimate, and 6-12 inches by another! A smaller storm blew through last night, and left an inch of slushy snow, that fortunately all melted by this afternoon, so I didn't have to shovel the deck and clean the truck off again. So far this winter, I have had a total of 2 feet of snow, and February is just getting started.
A mixed bag of snow and sleet is supposed to blanket the area, starting in the morning, and turning to all snow by afternoon tomorrow, and then continue through the night. Looks like my monthly transgender support group meeting in Richmond is a wash......for me anyway. Those who live in Richmond may have better driving conditions than me, although even they may end up with 1-3 inches.
Last Monday was my sister's birthday. We were going to take her out for dinner, but last weekend's snow storm left the streets in Richmond a mess. She and my mother, who also lives in
Richmond, decided to postpone her birthday dinner for a week. Now, depending on how bad Richmond gets hit, we may have to postpone it again. I hope not. If the weather keeps going the way it has been, we might end up celebrating her birthday and Mother's day at the same time!