Monday, March 2, 2009

Snow - in Georgia!!!

Last week we had very warm weather, on Saturday it turned nasty and we had torrential downpours complete with tornado warnings. My sister-in-law showed me a photo of the hail they got - it was HUGE, bigger than a grapefruit - and it did a lot of damage to their car, it looks like it's been beaten with a hammer.

If that wasn't strange enough weather for one week, on Sunday it started SNOWING. It's the first time in 7 years that we've had any sort of snow that lasted for more than 10 minutes.

It was raining all morning, around 3 pm it changed to snow and started sticking. Then at 5 pm we lost power at our house. So we packed up the kids and drove about an hour in the snow to my sister-in-law's house (where they have wood burning heat in case of more power outages!) to keep warm. The snow lasted overnight and the children had lots of fun playing in the snow this morning. We were able to drive home in time for lunch and find that our power was back on - hooray!

The river running through the city is overflowing and threatening to flood the roads from all the rain and snow. After looking at the weather forecast we are expecting a lovely weekend with a high in the 80's (Fahrenheit - that's about 26C)!!! The only word I can think of to describe the wacky weather this week is biblical. All we need to complete the effect is for the river to turn to blood and for us to turn back the sheets and find frogs in our beds! It's all very, very strange.

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