But is it really snow
Wednesday afternoon: “It’s going to snow.” “It’s going to snow.” “I bet we won’t have school.” “Have you looked at the forecast.” “There is freezing rain.” “They are going to cancel school tomorrow.”
Thursday morning: “What is that on the roof?” “Is it frost?” “Is it ice?” “No, that’s snow, that is definitely snow.”
Rockwall Texas received a dusting of snow Wednesday night through Thursday morning. For some, when they woke up, they saw white on their roofs. While Rockwall has not seen its fair share of snow that it has seen in the past, it has gotten cold enough for snowflakes to stick. The centimeter, if even that, that we did receive was welcomed by all.
However, as many people were hoping, school was not cancelled. If it was, we would not have had next Friday off for the winter-weather day. So many, they were happy they were still going to have a 4 day weekend.
Yet, as East Texas was being bombarded with so much snow (sarcasm), most of West Texas, the Midwest, and the Northeast were being hit hard with dangerous and freezing cold winter weather.
Five parts of the South were under tornado threats last night, and airports like Atlanta are still experiencing delays to the inclement weather. More than 35,000 homes and businesses were without power across the region Thursday after heavy winds and rain blew through Mississippi, Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the Carolinas. The storm left homes flooded, trees damaged, and roads blocked.
A powerful winter storm now pushes through and towards the Northeast, New York, Vermont, and Maine, that could possibly deposit more than 20 inches of snow.
This winter threat comes after many across the country have seen spring-like days, including the East. However, the nation, and the Northeast specifically, have seen very volatile winter weather patterns this season. And for now, there are not any plans for that to change.