Nebraska is notorious for harsh winters. We experience arctic cold air, piles of snow and wind that cuts across this land unchecked for miles. The people who live in Nebraska know our weather is extreme (don’t even get me started on the summers around here). Yet here we all are.
I personally love living in Nebraska, extreme weather and all. This winter season has been marked by erratic weather patterns of high temperatures of 50º (F) one day and the next day 10° (F) or less. Right now in Nebraska we are frigid. Twice area schools have been canceled due to temps dropping to -11º (F). We haven’t seen the snow piles of the past two winters but the cold is still reminding us of the season. It has been so cold the polar bears are going to start migrating down here.
Two days ago we got our first major snowstorm of 2014. Schools got canceled due to the snow and temperatures once again falling below zero. So yesterday was a wonderful stay at home day to enjoy the warmth and love of an extra day off together. I love snuggling down to watch movies in the middle of the day with my teenagers, eating junk food and laughing together. It feels like the world is standing still just for us.
Today was a normal schedule of out the door, fight the traffic and take my boys to their respective schools. What I found was snow cleared away from the roads. Yes of course the snow plows were out working but I mean the lesser used side streets were cleared, the parking lots were almost flake free and the sidewalks looked unscathed by mother nature’s wrath. The hard work of the people, to remove the snow for others, so they have safe travels made me smile.
Thank you Snow People for all of your hard work.