With 8 inches of snow in Lafayette County, many children, and even adults, spent their day Monday playing in the snow, followed by getting warm by a fireplace or space heater.
Fortunately, their memories will remain good ones.
A National Fire Protection Association report shows 73 percent of home heating fire deaths can be attributed to space heaters and other alternate heating sources. (January 11, 2011, Page 1)
Sometimes the weather guys and gals get it right and sometimes they don’t. From the looks of the past 24 hours or so, they were right this time, huh? Editor Don Whitten takes a closer look at how last week’s forecast of a heavy snowfall turned out to be very accurate, and says it remains to be seen how long we’ll be dealing with the winter storm. (January 10, 2011, Page 4)
City and county crews are gearing up to prepare for what could be the worst snow storm since 1988, according to the National Weather Service..
Snow is expected to move into the area around Sunday afternoon, with it getting increasingly heavy after 6 p.m., said meteorologist Ryan Husted with the National Weather Service. About 3 to 5 inches of snow are expected, however, Husted said if snow bands settle on top of Oxford, more than 6 inches could fall in the LOU area. (January 7, 2011, Page 1A)
PHOTOS — A brief Sunday morning snowfall had Oxford residents out photographing the scene. (March 21, 2010, Page 1)
Youngsters around the community might not think so, but Editor Don Whitten felt that the weekend dusting of snow was just about perfect – enough to enjoy but not enough to mess up travel and school. (February 15, 2010, Page 4)
OXFORD LIVING — It may not even cover the brown grass, but even an inch or two of snow warrants sledding and snowball fights in Mississippi. Celebrate the snow day with a full-page photo feature and even more images in our online gallery. (January 8, 2010, Page 1B)
PHOTO SLIDESHOW — While local kids are crossing their fingers for a real snow day this week, some got a head start Tuesday afternoon when a family in Grand Oaks created a faux slope with a rented snow machine. (January 6, 2010, Page 1)