So Fayetteville, you got your snow just like we promised you would (not that we’re bragging or anything), but now that the stuff is on the ground, you probably need some tips for what to do. If not, just play along, we needed something to do today.
First, let’s take a look at what happened with the weather.
A lot of things had to go right for Fayetteville to get snow in the first place, let alone as much as we got. The moisture has to hit at the same time that both ground AND upper air temperatures are cold enough. Over and over again we’ve seen our hearts break when snow was in the forecast, only for one of those three things to hit at the wrong time. And poof…no snow for Fayetteville.
That played out last weekend, when we just saw some gross ice, because the ground and upper air temps just produced sleet instead of snow. Nobody wants to make an Ice Man (unless you’re watching “Top Gun” anyway). Then on Thursday night, we saw it happen again. There wasn’t a huge chance that we would get snow Thursday night, but there was a LOT of rain, and it felt cold.
But alas, that rain didn’t do anything but… keep on raining. The good thing though, is that Thursday night rain helped pave the way for what happened Friday night. And yeah, it would have been nicer if the snow fell during the daytime, but beggars can’t be choosers right?
So… now what? Well, we’ve got some ideas for how our Fayetteville family can make the most of having the snow now with some handy tips. Here’s a few of them: