The area was blanketed with about five inches of snow during the record-breaking cold weather Lamar County experienced since Sunday night, and the community has taken advantage of the fresh powder.
One mom of five said her kids have loved every minute of it and are always excited to see snow.
“They just don’t understand the freezing temperatures can be dangerous,” she said. “The snow ice cream has been a favorite.”
She said, even though it takes some work to get them dressed and ready to play, “I know these are memories that we’ll reminisce for years to come, and I cherish every minute with them.”
National Weather Service’s Meteorologist Jason Dunn said the region witnessed some record-breaking cold weather, and it’s expected to stick around for a few more days.
“It’s gonna take a couple of days for it all to melt away,” Dunn said. “We’re going to stay below freezing for a while, and steadily warm up throughout the end of the week. It shows we could be cloudy even on Saturday.”
As the weather is forecast to stay below freezing for a few more days, Dunn said as vehicles drive over the snow and ice, it will turn to slush and refreeze overnight.
“So it’s going to linger until about the first part of the weekend, and then we should start to see it melting off pretty good,” he said.
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