Winter storm hammers Kentucky

Yours truly on the patio
Yours truly on the patio

Kentucky, Indiana, and states as far away as Texas got hammered in the last 36 hours or so by a massive winter storm. Starting night before last, snow and freezing rain blanketed the entire area. There’s about five or six inches of snow on the ground, with a crust of ice below the fresh powder. It finally stopped snowing a few hours ago, but it won’t get much above freezing until the weekend.

Winter storm, Prospect KY, 1/28/09.
Winter storm, Prospect KY, 1/28/09.

Meanwhile, some 100,000 are without power in the area; miraculously, we still have ours for the time being. My wife’s sister’s family is staying with us right now until theirs is restored. No one knows how long that will be.

Ice-laden branches droop almost to the ground
Ice-laden branches droop almost to the ground

Growing up in south Louisiana, I never knew what snow was. We had the occasional snowfall, but rarely enough to more than just dust the grass—which often stayed green year round. Snow holds a strange fascination for me—which satisfaction lasts only until my hand contacts the handle of the snow shovel.

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Looking down the hill that stretches to our northwest. Favored sledding spot.

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One thought on “Winter storm hammers Kentucky

  1. 2-05-09

    Confessions of a Southerner: I love winter. Especially days like this one– snow, silence, ice bending the trees. Even better today in southern Indiana with deep snow blurring the landmarks, sun pouring into our windows, a few intrepid birds stating that, yes, they are here!

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