Charlotte County survives

Published 11:30 am Wednesday, January 27, 2016

This past weekend, Charlotte County was hit hard with one of the largest snowstorms to blanket the East Coast in recent years.

Local weather watchers in the county reported snow depths of over 8 inches during Winter Storm Jonas. 

However, Charlotte County did not experience a multitude of weather-related incidents as many areas were burdened with across the state.

While living in Charlotte County during Winter Storm Jonas may have felt eerily quiet, there certainly were perks to being in the small town.

Although it was almost impossible to leave home, there were plenty of reasons to stay at home as the road conditions quickly deteriorated as the weekend progressed.

While the majority of weather-related accidents were reported in the Richmond and Hampton Roads areas, Charlotte County natives could certainly appreciate living in a less-populated area with tons of traffic out on the roads.

Many families in the county could be seen enjoying the days at home together, whether it be sledding down a snow-covered hill or building a snowman, involving even the youngest members of the family.

The majority of businesses in the area were closed, along with local schools. Surely, this was a welcomed opportunity to relax a little and enjoy some quality time off.

While there are plenty of options when it comes to taking a snow day, some of the more common activities include watching movies, making hot chocolate or coffee, going out to enjoy the snow, cleaning the house or simply just taking the time to catch up on some much-needed sleep.

After our area experienced an unusually warm fall, Winter Storm Jonas certainly reminded us that the weather is just as unpredictable as life.

Artyom Gross once said, “Life is like Mother Nature, unpredictable. There are cloudy days and there are sunny days, but you have the power to decide the weather of your life.”

Italia Gregory is a staff reporter for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at