Minden Press-Herald

Sep 17th

So it’s Said: Birds and Ice Create Something Nice

A couple of weeks ago, area television weathermen were facing the real likelihood of having to wipe egg off their collective faces when they predicted that north Louisiana was about to be encased in a winter wonderland.

We rushed to the store and emptied the shelves of bread, milk, water and batteries and made sure our generators were gassed up and ready to go when the snow and ice encapsulated us.
Didn't happen, at least not in the area it was forecast to effect. It went south and for the third time in three weeks, kids in areas that seldom see wintery precipitation from Baton Rouge to Basile were slipping and sliding on garbage can lids and making snow ice cream while those of us living north of I-20 ate Blue Bell while staring out our windows at a cold ugly scene of gray and brown with not a speck of white to be seen.

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