Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Snow is a novelty for some in Houston, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama & here

Just for fun!, Weather

On Wednesday, Surprise flurries warm Houston hearts Fluffy flakes bring delight to some, consternation to others--and tie a 64-year-old record:

Since 1895, records indicate, snow has fallen this early just once — on Dec. 10, 1944.

On Thursday, Rare snow falls in south Louisiana, Miss., Alabama: (My emphasis) 

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A rare snowfall blanketed south Louisiana and parts of Mississippi on Thursday, closing schools, government offices and bridges, triggering crashes and leaving thousands without power.

Up to 8 inches of snow was reported in parts of Louisiana. Snow also covered a broad swath of Mississippi, including the Jackson area, and closed schools in more than a dozen districts.

...The wintry weather is rare in south Louisiana, though the state's northern parishes see it about once a year... The record snowfall for the city is about 5 inches, recorded Dec. 30, 1963.

...In Mississippi, up to 5 inches of snow fell on areas south of Jackson.

In Alabama, storms dumped more than 3 inches of rain across northern parts of the state ahead of a blast of cold air that brought snow to some areas later Thursday.

Unlike us seasoned snow veterans in Wisconsin, these poor folks don't know how to cope with the white stuff. That is difficult to imagine, isn't it? (To be fair, they don't have snow plows down south.)

Some people, who don't normally have snow, actually find it delightful. My missionary cousin and family are here in Wisconsin this year while on furlough from Papua New Guinea. They are very excited about the snow! I told them their excitement over the snow would help me think of it in better terms.

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