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It snowed yesterday. Not just a little bit that melted when it hit the ground. Not a light dusting that went away after an hour or two. It snowed enough to accumulate on the lawn and the mailbox and the car.

I can’t remember the last time it snowed this much before February. Where I live, snow isn’t a typical thing to deal with. Yes, it can get chilly (read: below 40F or 4C). But snow is rare, and when it does accumulate, it does so in February or early March.

There’s enough outside for a few snowballs. It’s powdery, so it’s useless for building a snowman. Still, there’s enough snow to leave tracks and get blinded by the sun reflecting off the shallow drifts. This is the only brightness in the winter, something inexplicable that buoys my spirits.

As much as I’d like to keep the brightness, it will get warm enough today to melt the snow. Then, it’s going to freeze. Ice will make it too treacherous to drive – mostly because of other drivers who aren’t used to dealing with it. What this means is that I won’t be able to go hiking today.

But I think I might be able to get out Wednesday, so I’ll take the snow day for now.

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  1. When first Global Atmospheric Warming, later Climate Change, was being winkled out, I wish they’d have named it Weather Chaos because that is what is going to be observed. Here in Chicago, the bitter cold of winter has subsided to just being “cold” in winter, a fairly positive outcome, but no so in many other places. I will be interested as to whether this storm is a one-off or whether there are permanent changes in your weather.

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