Dawn on Wednesday brought ample evidence of what was coming that night. By nightfall it had started as very light sleet with snow mixed.
Living out in the country, our biggest fear is always the loss of power. I had layed in enough gasoline to power the generators for several days in the event of a power failure but the weather gods shined upon us this time and the lights stayed on. I figure we got maybe 3 to 5 inches with drifts in some places up to 7 or 8. Not much when compared with what the Northeast got, but down here where snow removal is the month of July, it was enough to bring everything to a halt. There was nothing to do but admire a winter scene we had not seen since 2010.
The crews had moved in the day before the storm and harvested all of the soybeans and got them under cover before the snow started leaving a pristine field of white looking west toward the tree line and the tin barn. It’s been brutally cold here since the storm with overnight lows just a tick above zero. Serious stuff for Southeastern North Carolina. Thanks for the look. Stay warm. See you next time.