|Snow covers cars and buildings at the lake area on Saturday, Jan. 11.|
Snow? At the Lake of the Ozarks?
As hard as it might be to envision, with images in your head of sun-splashed waters and bobbing pleasure boats, this weekend saw the area covered in snow.
The lake was hit by three inches of snow, snarling traffic (okay, making the road a bit slippery for the two or three dozen cars that braved Osage Beach Parkway on Saturday) but painting a gorgeous landscape of virtuous white over anything that would sit still long enough.
Fortunately, the City of Osage Beach was prepared and diligent, with snow plows and salt trucks hitting the streets within minutes of the first snowflakes touching down.
The Lake area has been enjoying a surprisingly mild winter up to this point (regardless of what the Farmer's Almanac and its caterpillar coats predicted), with a small snowfall recorded in mid December but temperatures regularly hovering around 55-65 degrees for much of the last month.
Fortunately the National Liar Service (sorry, the National Weather Service) is not predicting any snow for next week's Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) gathering at Margaritaville, even though the temperatures are supposed to be a little more winter-esque. This means that visiting music teachers can look forward to a great in-service. Even better is the fact that buses have been arranged for guests to ride to and from the convention facilities during the three days.
So January is off to an exciting start here in 2020 (which, we have unilaterally declared, is going to be the Year of the Lighthouse). Hope to see you soon!