Weather reports said there would be snow and warned that a large winter storm would cover the area, but it seemed unlikely that we would get much snow here.
Yesterday there was no snow at all, and while it was cloudy and cold it wasn’t cold enough for snow to stay unmelted even if it did fall. We drove to Fairmont late in the afternoon on a quick shopping trip, and the roads were clear both up and back. The mist, very slight precipitation, began while we drove home. We looked to the sky, but it didn’t seem to promise more than a typical snowfall.
Later in the evening large, wet snowflakes began to fall, but they stuck only on the grass — flakes melted as soon as they hit the sidewalk. We went to bed expecting to see some snow in the morning, but not a lot.
Apparently we were mistaken.