A second major storm of the year granted us a snow day on Friday. Beginning late on Thursday night with a wintery mix of rain and sleet it switched over to snow in the early morning and we were awoken by an automated call from the superintendent informing us that school would be cancelled. We slept late, stayed in our pj’s and lounged around the house all day and watched the snowfall. I have never seen snow fall in Arkansas like it did yesterday. It was so beautiful! BIG, heavy snowflakes and it lasted ALL day! When it was all said and done we got about 6-8 inches. It is a little difficult to measure because it is very powdery snow and it was windy so there are some spots where there are drifts over a foot deep!!! But overall I would say the total is around 6-8 inches.
We had hoped to get to Searcy today but the roads are impassable so we stayed home. We slept in again and then made chicken fried rice which was super yummy. We rode around in the four-wheeler and played in the snow. We checked out the conditions of the highway and the roads which were awful and will likely be even worse tomorrow as the temps drop WAY below freezing and into the teens. We tried to make a snowman but the snow was too powdery.
We know we wont be able to get out for church tomorrow and it remains to be seen if we will even go back to school monday. There is going to have to be a MAJOR warmup before most of these back country roads are passable!