I have a feeling that the people of southeast Arizona are going to be talking about the winter of 2011 for a very long time! First the single-digit nights and sub-zero days of early February and today, snow. When we got to church this morning (on roads that were clear and mostly dry already), the worship leader thanked us for braving the “blizzard of 2011” to come out to the Lord’s house. Let me tell you, if you have to have winter, doing it the Arizona way is the only way to go!
We had rain accompanied by wind beginning around 4 this morning and then when the temperature got cold enough, it started to snow and by the time I woke up around 8, we had an inch or two on the ground. By the time we got ready to leave for church, though, about the only snow that was left in the park was on top of the RVs and other vehicle tops. The mountains around were white with snow, but when we got home, only the peaks were covered. It’s pretty windy but the sun is shining and the outside temperature is in the 40s.
In Tucson, where the annual rodeo and Accenture Match Play golf tournament were taking place, I’m sure the weather caused a lot more consternation. We have 60s and 70s in the forecast for the rest of the week, so by the time we get to Tucson on Tuesday it should be nice weather.
Friends of ours who lived in Michigan used to tell us “We love summer! On that day, we have a picnic!” I won’t say I love winter, but at least in Arizona it doesn’t last long.