Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Inclement Weather

Every Valentine's Day in Cincinnati there has either been a huge freezing rain and snow storm or there is going to be one very soon. It looks like this year we're only going to get a mild one. Monday night and yesterday it snowed then rained, then snowed, then rained.... forever. Because the university had been prepared campus wasn't that hazardous during morning classes, but around noon because the rain kept falling all of the side walks were covered in ice. Everyone was trying their hardest not to fall while trying to look completely normal while keep their legs stiff and arms out to their side for balance. At 2pm the email was sent out that campus was closing at 3pm due to icy conditions. From there on out light snow has continued to fall, but not enough for anything to build up in the high traffic areas.

Last year the big storm came during the night of the twelfth and everyone woke up to find inches of ice covering everything on the thirteenth. I remember this because it has been one year since my sister lost her friend Natale. The ice caused a very large tree branch to fall on her while she was in her front yard. I usually enjoy our Valentine Week storms, they are a break from the normal. This year the weather is only one more thing to remind me of the loss we all suffered last year.

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