We were warned about a winter storm dumping up to a couple of inches of snow in Lake Charles, Westlake, Moss Bluff, Sulphur and across Southwest Louisiana. Everyone got excited. Kids were out of school. Shopper's cleared the shelves at local grocery stores. Everybody got the day off. We waited and waited .... and waited. I don't know about you but I did not see one single snow flake. Leon was not
I've lived in SWLA my whole life, and can count on one hand the number of times I've seen snow, ice-sickles, and other wintry weather wonders. Winter in SWLA usually means that during any given week you'll have 5 cold days, 1 really cold day, and 1 day warm enough to wear shorts and a tanktop...
I have a lot of respect for people who make their living predicting the weather. No one can make you look like a fool more that mother nature. That's why I almost hate to say this; but the words "Wintry mix and snow" are in our forecast again. It is once again accompanied by temperatures in the 20's.
Most people think snow in Southwest Louisiana is a reason to go outside and enjoy this very rare occurrence. It is fun until you have to drive over roads that are covered in ice. That may be what we encounter tomorrow morning so the National Weather Service has issued a warning.