I've lived in SWLA my whole life, and can count on one hand the number of times I've seen snow, ice-sickles, and other wintry weather wonders. Winter in SWLA usually means that during any given week you'll have 5 cold days, 1 really cold day, and 1 day warm enough to wear shorts and a tanktop...
Here is how it works. One person sees it snowing and calls a friend or two. They then each call two or three. Before you know it the Snow Buddy Alert system or OBA has the entire city wade awake and running around like fools at three am.
Most people think snow in Southwest Louisiana is a reason to go outside and enjoy this very rare occurrence. It is fun until you have to drive over roads that are covered in ice. That may be what we encounter tomorrow morning so the National Weather Service has issued a warning.
This is one even the guys on Myth Busters haven't done. This guy filled a Super Soaker with boiling water and sprayed it. Of course, it's got to be really cold for this to work properly and I doubt we can do it around here. By really cold I mean -41 degrees.
I don't want to start premature excitement; but I could not help but notice that the word "snow" is actually in our forecast. Weather Service calls for I know this because I read the forecast on the air several times a day. This would be really cool since it would happen at a time when little kids and big kids could enjoy it.