Where we live, we’re just beyond the urban heat sink. Heading west out of town, it was nice to experience the gradual change from rain to snow. By the time the truck ascended to the 700 foot ring, the precipitation was 100 percent snow. For a day where there was only a 20 percent chance of rain or snow, the Ouachitas provided a pleasant surprise.
The following morning our neck of the woods looked like a Christmas card, with perfectly fluffy snow clinging to branches and earth. Most of it was gone by afternoon, but snow in shadowed pockets on north slopes remained another day.