I was born and raised in the Houston, Texas area and really did not ever experience a true "winter" until I had to undergo my first neurosurgeries up in Long Island. It was only during these operations that I ever experienced snow but each time it was snowing I was either in the hospital or had just been discharged and really was not supposed to be outside.
Since I have moved to Washington, DC I have really had to get used to the idea of cold weather! It is pretty interesting to me though that the cold weather up here in DC is almost warmer than in Houston. This is due to the humidity being so much lower up here that I seem to be able to handle 30-degree weather up here way better than 30-degree weather back home! Last week I finally dealt with some snow for the first time! It initially was raining before it began to sleet and then finally at the end it was snowing! I was so excited I called my parents back home to show them!
My parents had always talked about taking my brother and I skiing or snowboarding over a winter break but it never happened sadly. Now I will say I do not exactly know how much snow is a lot of snow because I know it melts or can be compact etc. Tomorrow though we are supposed to get between 3-6 inches though! Currently, we are in the 4.5-inches zone so I am really excited to see snow in general and maybe see some on the ground! It's been getting into the mid-20s at night so hopefully, that is cold enough to freeze the ground some!
As I am sure you can tell I am pretty excited about my first snowstorm and to see how it really is! I do not think it is supposed to stick around though as the next day we are supposed to get rain.... however, the rain is supposed to come in when it is below freezing so I am pretty confused about how that works! It has been a rough beginning to 2021 with my move, the insurrection, and all of the fallout from that. I hope that the snow is enough to really give me something new to experience because lockdown is just no fun at all here. I hope to get some good photos to show you guys who have followed along in my journey!
Stay safe out there everyone! Oh and here's a photo of one of the times I saw snow in Long Island after my most recent surgery!