Friday, January 21, 2011

Oklahoma Snowstorm

Where I'm from snow isn't a big deal. In fact, it's not uncommon for it to stick around at least 7 months of the year. So when the weather forecast says "snow," it's not a big deal. In Oklahoma, none of this is the case.

On Wednesday, word got out that it was expected to snow that night and people went into panic mode. The grocery store was packed, people were stocking up on propane to run their heaters, and there was already the possibility of a snow day for the schools.

Thursday morning I woke up to this:

Maybe two inches of snow. I was slightly disappointed, but the locals were not. It was just what they were expecting. The administrators even canceled schools for two days. Snow plows are few and far between around here, so I guess I can understand the dilemma, but two snow days? Two? I never got to experience even one as a kid!

And on a side note, while we were watching our Thursday night shows on NBC last night, they were listing all of the schools to be closed on the bottom of the screen when I saw Oolagah-Talala Schools. I literally laughed out loud at that one.

We've been here almost 7 weeks, but I've only begun to learn what it means to be an Oklahoman...


Emily N. said...

Oklahomans are a bit weak in the weather are. I hope you always remember where you really come from! :)

Niki said...

As a Carolina girl, I have no sympathy for you. If a snow storm is coming, you should rush to the grocery store. And you shouldn't go to school. It's just a fact of life.

By the way, I enjoyed a phone call from Colin today :) Well maybe you accidentally called me, but I got to hear his little cry!