by Lisa Tome
Mother Nature can be a fickle creature.
On Wednesday, February 8, temperatures were warm enough that Chase Barmoy was walking around North East Park wearing shorts, a tank top, and flip flops. "It's warm and I dressed for the weather," said Barmoy, who recently separated from the military and moved to the area.
Kelly Dill of Cecilton had the day off work.
She and her daughter, 21-month-old Marielle, were playing at the park's playground and Marielle was enjoying being pushed in the swings.
"It's nice weather, I was off and I'm going to enjoy it while I can," said Dill.
Sherri King decided to take advantage of the warm weather by hopefully, catching dinner. King, a friend, and family members were fishing for yellow perch in February. King said she was hoping to catch enough to eat.
"I fish whenever I can. Whenever it's nice," said Rebecca King.
Later in that same day, Wednesday, Cecil County Public Schools announced that school would be closed on Thursday for students and 10 month staff.
At that time, as many as six inches of snow was in the forecast. There was barely more than a dusting.
The school system designated that Monday, March 20 is an inclement weather make-up day. That day was set aside in the event that schools are closed on or before March 16 due to weather.