“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” ― Markus Zusak
There were half a dozen predictions for this last winter storm we had here in Omaha and the surrounding neighborhoods. Predictions for snow accumulation ranged anywhere from 4 inches all the way up to twelve; however, they did all agree on the frigid temperatures and the high winds. Snow drifts as high as five feet were reported in the rural areas of Douglas, Dodge, and Washington Counties.
Everyone was prepared on this one. Schools, local events, and many businesses announced closings for Thursday the night before. City and county trucks were out on the roads as soon as the snow hit and continued with dispersing sand and plowing the snow all the way through Friday mid-morning.
The snow was light and fluffy but with the winds visibility was down to less than a quarter of a mile by rush hour on Thursday. It was a great night for staying in. It was a homemade bacon cheeseburgers with crinkle fries, getting cozy on the couch with a good movie, hot cocoa before going to bed, night.
Friday morning we looked out our windows to see bright sunny skies and a sparkling sea of snow. It was truly a winter wonderland. The snow was sparkling and the evergreens were coated with snow and icicles. It was truly a beautiful winter morning.
Many people were out early getting their fresh air and their workout doing their snow removal. Yes, pushing a snow blower is somewhat of a workout. It’s definitely more than you get sitting behind a desk. Since it was a light, fluffy snow, it was easy on the back for those who chose or had to shovel.
Friday morning rush hour traffic saw cleared roadways and main streets. Besides the schools being closed it is was business as usual. It was a beautiful day.
Winter Storm 'Rocky' is right behind ‘Q’ and expected to dump more snow on the Midwest. So far Omaha and the surrounding neighborhoods are expected to see snow showers starting tonight. Nebraskans know that our weather is very unpredictable, so the best thing to do is pay attention to the 24 hours forecast. Nebraska’s weather forecast can literally change in hours on somedays.
Jeff Foxworthy nailed it on the head when he said, “If you wear shorts and a parka at the same time, you live in Nebraska.”
Get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Make snow angels, have a snowball fight, or just take a walk. Enjoy yourself, and enjoy the slideshow.