Average snowfall in most areas of South Carolina: LESS than 2.5 inches
Average snowfall in our little city: 0
(Umm...yes, that's a ZERO, people.)
Last significant snowfall on record in our little city: 15 inches on February 10, 1973.
(I was TWO years old.)
So, it's sort of obvious why most folks down here freak completely out at the mere mention of wintry precipitation. We never have any snow, we aren't used to it, and we just don't know what to do with it. The very word "snow" causes most kids to go into a frenzy that makes school impossible. And if a flake actually DOES waft down from the sky? Children are thrown into a deranged excitement that is rivaled only by the Tasmanian Devil.
According to the weather man, we're supposed to be getting two to five inches today. There's like a 100% chance of SOME kind of snowfall and SOME kind of accumulation.
You would think, based on the meager amounts of frosty flakes most South Carolinians have experienced in their lifetimes, that my twins would be having pure FITS at this news.
You'd think they would be running through the house working out all of their snowy superstitions...flushing ice down the toilet, sticking white crayons in the freezer and placing spoons under their pillows.
You'd think that they would be frantically trying to locate the jackets they haven't worn all year. Or attempting to find items that could be used as makeshift hats, gloves, scarves...anything that would keep them warm long enough to throw a few snowballs.
They're mad. Mad and upset. Never mind that as long as they live in South Carolina, they may never see this much snow again before they're forty.
They might have to miss the PERCY JACKSON movie!!