Nothing says snow day fun like building a snowman. Yesterday's snow in Greensboro was the perfect texture for building snowmen. The temperature hovered around 30 degrees, so it wasn't unreasonably cold, yet cold enough for the snow not to melt. The above snowman on Battleground Avenue was built in front of Fidelity Bank. We're guessing employees at the bank constructed Mr. Frosty. He was friendly, yet imposing; over five feet tall and wearing an adult's cardigan. He was smiling, yet had switches for hands. His necktie was a garbage bag. Indeed, dressing snow people brings out great creativity.
Roads were actually navigable yesterday; however, not many people ventured out. Five inches of snow is a lot for Greensboro. According to historical weather data (here), in 1965, eight inches fell in a 24-hour period. While we didn't break that record, the snowfall was enough to keep people home and many businesses closed. We visited a Greensboro store at 6pm yesterday and, as it turns out, we were their very first customer of the day. Thank you Fidelity Bank, for providing this little bit of winter joy to all of us driving along Battleground.