I started to write a long post about the Christmas Eve blizzard that shut down our state, and, not unlike the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, threatened to shut down Christmas altogether, but it stressed me out. So, I'm going to do a picture post instead of some of the prettier moments of the extremely rare Oklahoma blizzard. It snowed again a few days later, and it looks like it may be in the forecast again for later this week.
Suffice it to say that snow on the windy prairie, especially powdery easy-to-blow snow, is considerably more dangerous than heavy snow in East Coast cities where there are plenty of windbreaks. I know lots of friends back East who laughed at our panic over a few inches of snow when they were maneuvering easily through their 2 feet of the white stuff, but when you're stuck on a highway where you can only see a foot in front of you on all sides and you never know when you may hit a 4+foot snowdrift, things get complicated. But I digress.