So, I am snowed in at a hotel about 30 minutes away from my house (in the town I go to school at SIUC in, Carbondale) and I thought I would see who else has been having fun weather lately. This morning at about 10:30 a.m. CST it started to sleet here, and it continuesdto sleet and spit snow for the rest of the day. By 4:00 p.m. you could pick up a handful of this stuff and it felt like cold sand, and when you dropped it the pieces remained separate (like sand) I had never seen that much sleet built up, walking through it felt like walking on the beach not walking through snow or ice. At this time my fiance and I knew there wasn't a snowball's chance in hell (pun, yes, hehe) we would make it home in one piece so we got a hotel room close to campus and are in for the count. Well, about an hour ago (11:00 p.m. CST) I went to the window because I heard a strange sound on it and it is RAINING!!!!! Not snowing, not sleeting, RAINING!!! WTF?? It is 27 degrees and we have liquid precipitation coming down! We went outside and there is about an inch of solid ice on top of about 2-3 inches of sleet that feels like sand. Its crazy!!! Finally we got word that classes for tomorrow are canceled... 13 straight hours of precipitation, ah, I love Southern Illinois!!! Anyone else having fun weather??