by Lawrence Estep
02/08/98 - "The BIG Snow"
Well, ask for it, and it shall come! As I type this
around Noon, it has been snowing for going on 56
hours straight, and we have our biggest snowfall ever
in the Louisville area...over 20 inches! It is amazing,
and I couldn't be a happier camper! I am in a state
of total amazement at this point...kinda like you
look on Christmas morning when you see all those
great presents under the tree, or when summer
vacation starts from school when you are a kid. I've
never seen this much snow in my life. What to do
first? Build a snow fortress? Build a snow goddess?
Build both? Go sledding? Make a snow angel? How about
all of the above! If you don't hear from me for a few
days, I'm in a snow-induced psychosis, so don't
1/29/98 - "The Winter That Wasn't"
I have to be honest here...I love winter, and
everything about it. Unfortunately, this season old
man winter has left us high and dry in the Louisville
area. From the day after Thanksgiving, which was the
first time I had enjoyed Light Up Louisville in a
short-sleeve shirt, to this week as flowers are
starting to bloom due to the unseasonably mild
weather, this winter has been a disappointment for
those of us who love snow, and those who depend on it
for a living. The snow plow drivers have not had
anything to do but shine their trucks up and wait,
the ski resorts have stocked up on hot chocolate but
nobody has showed up to drink it, and the Christmas
lights have came and went without barely a flake to
Now to some, this is a blessing, especially if you
love spring and warm temperatures. Don't get me
wrong...I also love t-shirts, shorts, and outdoor
activities that you don't have to wear five layers of
clothing for, as much as the next guy, but this is
ridiculous! If only we could get back to the time
when winter was really winter around here! El Nino?
Nope...I really don't think so. It's just Mother
Nature being cantankerous with the Ohio Valley!
Well, until the snow comes, I'll keep the sled in the
shed, the mittens in the kitchen, and the snow shovel
on standby! Let It Snow!
© 1998 Larry Estep/Weatherman's World