Everybody knows I have been begging and pleading with the gods of snow to bless our [fair?] City... to no avail. Couldn't have a white Christmas, nothing throughout the main part of the winter season. But now, it looks like Jack Frost has finally coordinated with his Travel agent, and decided to come visit the home of the Blues, Mud and Barbecue (yes, Memphis-I know you thought it was the home of Shootings, Stabbings and rape-and yes, it is all that and more, but for historic-value, hang with me).
We are officially under a "Winter Storm Warning". It isn't scheduled to crank up until the a.m. hours, but still!!--->
" Winter Storm Warning!!
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEMPHIS HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM FRIDAY TO MIDNIGHT CST FRIDAY NIGHT. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.
RAIN WILL DEVELOP OVER PORTIONS OF EAST ARKANSAS...NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI AND SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE TONIGHT. COLDER AIR SHOULD BE DRAWN SOUTHWARD INTO THESE AREAS DURING FRIDAY MORNING ALLOWING THE RAIN TO MIX WITH SNOW. BY FRIDAY AFTERNOON THE PRECIPITATION WILL CHANGE TO ALL SNOW AND BECOME HEAVY WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATIONS OF BETWEEN 3 AND 5 INCHES POSSIBLE. THE SNOW SHOULD TAPER TO FLURRIES BY MIDNIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT.
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW... SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE."YESSSSSS!!!!
I finally have extreme hope that I get to build a snowman before winter hits the wall and gives birth to spring. Please send out special vibes, prayers, or positive thoughts that this actually comes through for me. I only ask for this one good snow, then I will be o.k. with spring rolling in. Just ONE little snow day... at least. I think I deserve that much.
Everyone with me?? And hey, you know I'll take some cool snow pics to share, so it will benefit us all. Cross your fingers!!! LET IT SNOWWWW!!!
A good word of advice though, if you are ever in the Memphis area during inclement weather of any kind, it is well advised that you stay off of the roads, as Memphis turns into an official demolition derby at the sight of even 1 flake, and sometimes even in heavy rain, and of course ice. Just stay put wherever you are, I say do not brave Memphis streets in any sort of bad conditions... For the sake of you and those you love. :)
Signing out, Jackie Frost.