|Stepping off the bus into slush|
The weather was supposed to change to heavy rain overnight, but it didn't, and when I woke to subfreezing temperatures and the freezing rain had finally begun, it made no sense to me to try to make it to the Senior Center to go on a hike in the rain and snow. But it was hard to make that sensible decision. Instead, I headed out the door at my usual time to catch a bus to the coffee shop and a strength-and-tone class I don't usually attend. What surprised me the most was how quickly the cold snow had begun to melt. Several times before I boarded the bus, I stepped into icy water well above my ankles.
But it could have been worse, way worse. I found this picture on Facebook this morning, of a car in Sumas (about thirty miles north of here). They definitely got the freezing rain. If I had seen this sort of scenario here, I would have not even bothered to go to the Y, since nobody else would be there! The elementary schools in the county were closed for a fourth day today. There were several treacherous spots where the snow is still nothing but a skating rink. A very wet one at that.
|Not a pretty picture|