The arctic cold front that pushed through the Mid-South on Tuesday changed rain to snow and ice in many areas of North Mississippi and beyond.
Thankfully, aside from some brief periods of time, Tallahatchie County did not see much sleet or freezing rain — the wintry mix that causes the real problems for the traveling public.
We can manage snow, especially the light dusting we received Tuesday as temperatures plunged about 35 degrees from Monday’s daytime high. The ice is an altogether different story.
The falling mercury caused some concern at area schools, a number of which dismissed classes early Tuesday so that students could get home without the danger of icy conditions on roadways.
Many would say that this first snowfall of the season was pretty to look at but nicer to see leave.
Southerners enjoy seeing the white stuff every so often, but we are not equipped to deal with it.
We have not heard whether local stores saw a run on milk and bread — two staples that always seem to fly off the shelves when folks are battening down the hatches due to wintry precipitation.