This has been a very strange week for weather in KY. Most of last week was beautiful and sunny and in the 60s– perfect spring weather. Not just “not cold” but actually warm! The trees were beginning to bud and the daffodils burst into bloom. We filled our spare time with weeding and starting seeds for the garden.
Then on Friday a huge chain of storms began to move in and KY was hit by dozens of tornadoes. All evening on Friday we could hear the tornado sirens going off and we kept one eye on the local news TV channel, ready to run to the neighbor’s to hide in their basement if the storms moved any closer. We were very lucky that all of the severe weather – the tornadoes and the giant hail storms that accompanied them- skirted around us. Unfortunately many other areas of KY, especially West Liberty in Eastern KY were hit very hard with loss of life and major property damage. I’ll post more about that later– I am planning to go with friends who have family in West Liberty (all safe and sound, thankfully) to spend a day or two cleaning up, re-building or doing whatever we can to help once they open the town up again. Right now everything is locked down and they aren’t letting anyone in.
After such traumatic weather on Friday we had a hard time taking Sunday’s snow predictions seriously. But around 11pm Sunday night giant, fluffy flakes started coming down and within hours the ground was coated in a thick layer of snow. By morning we had about 4″. The snow has stopped now and the sun is out, making everything shine and sparkle.My neighbor, Bailey, came over to help me feed the animals (extra helpings for everyone since the grass is all covered up) and we were delighted to find that the snow is perfect for snow man building!
We were very lucky that all of the severe weather – the tornadoes and the giant hail storms that accompanied them- skirted around us.