Sam Stohr was helping his father rake the field in preparation for Little League opening day Saturday morning in Lakebottom Park.
The 8-year-old boy in uniform and ready to play was distracted as large snow flakes fell for less than half an hour.
"He started trying to catch snow flakes in his mouth," said Bill Stohr, Sam's father. "He was a big help."
It was that kind of morning.
Columbus got its first real snow of this winter, but it was brief and did not stick. A light snow began to fall in the midtown area just before 8 a.m. By 9:15, it was sizeable flakes that melted as soon as they hit the ground. By 9:45 p.m., the snow was gone and the sun was shinning.
Because of high temperatures Thursday and Friday in the 70s and 60s, the snow had no chance of sticking, said National Weather Service Meteorologist Vaughn Smith in Peachtree City, Ga.
"The ground was very warm," Smith said. "It would hit the ground, melt and look like rain."
The National Weather Service called the Columbus snowfall "moderate." It was 35 degrees in Columbus at the time of the snow, but there was significantly colder air in the atmosphere above us, Smith said.
The snow disrupted planned outdoor activities. Peach Little League at Lakebottom and American Little League at Double Churches Road cancelled open day ceremonies.
It will start to warm up today, Smith said. The low on Sunday morning will be about 30 degrees, with the high Sunday in the mid 60s.