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It has been snowing here in Central North Carolina since early morning – not the slushy, wet and indecisive precipitation, nor the frozen sleet that turns every path into an ice-rink and generally makes life miserable – but the prefect, white and fluffy flakes that accumulate on leafless tree branches, sidewalks and parked cars to transform the mundane landscape into magical.

This is perhaps my first proper experience of snow-fall for the more than two years – ever since I slunk away from upstate New York in the midst of a 6 inches an hour accumulation snowstorm [1]. It was bit of a thrill to wake up to watch the white stuff coming down and blanketing our backyard. Back in New York, this type of snowfall would have been considered loose change – but out here, I will take it.

And since this is North Carolina, they have decided to cancel all schools for the few inches of snow that’s not even going to stay accumulated on the ground ! (Although, its supposed to change to freezing rain during morning rush hour and given what happened two years ago, when we had an inch of snow playing havoc, its probably a good idea).

[1] Well, I did experience snowfall when I visited Salt Lake City last year.

Written by BongoP'o'ndit

January 18, 2007 at 8:24 am

Posted in Personal

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  1. Do send some this way….


    January 18, 2007 at 10:23 am

  2. Confused: be careful of what you wish for. But snow in Florida…


    January 18, 2007 at 3:30 pm

  3. Snow is definitely preferable to the sleet and layer of ice we got over the past couple of days.

    Confused, forget about snow in sunny Florida, enjoy your constant summers but then again you have your hurricanes.


    January 18, 2007 at 3:30 pm

  4. Wish this side of the country (NJ) had a bit more snow.


    January 19, 2007 at 6:16 pm

  5. You should all move to California. No snow AND no hurricanes.


    January 19, 2007 at 9:18 pm

  6. Dipanjan,

    Aye, aye. I see your point about hurricanes but then what is life without some tribulations?

    Btw, isn’t California experiencing a cold wave too?


    January 20, 2007 at 3:16 am

  7. Patrix: Thankfully (and knock wood!) no ice this year…we usually get a lot of it during winter making the morning commute extremely difficult.

    Vi: Yeah – strange weather this year. I hear you guys hardy got any snow this season.

    dipanjan: Ah – but what about them earthquakes ? Can’t even predict them.

    Confused: Lack of hurricane and snow in California is more than made up by the high cost of living ! No place is perfect – sigh !
    (but I will admit – when I can afford it, I’d prefer to be in California than here)


    January 20, 2007 at 8:11 am

  8. True. It did dip to 27 a couple of nights ago and the cost of living does hurt. No place is perfect is right I am afraid, but all things considered, SF bay area is very close. 🙂


    January 22, 2007 at 12:33 am

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