Nice day to go fishing.
At least that's what Daniel McGownse and his cousin T.J. Spencer thought.
With snow flakes falling all around them, the two were in McGownse's boat on Lake Oliver fishing for largemouth bass just before noon.
"If it stays like this for three or four more hours, it will be a mess," McGownse said.
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That was the general opinion of people waiting for the snow to start sticking. It started to fall in Columbus about 10:30 a.m. When the snow started, it was about 36 degrees in Muscogee County, so the flurries were turning to water as quickly as they hit the ground.
The temperature hit 32 degrees about 12:30 p.m., the National Weather Service reported.
David Lee, a tow truck driver for Wimmers Wrecker Service of Phenix City, was in the City Marina parking lot just off J.R. Allen Parkway waiting for a call.
"Been kind of slow," he said. ""Only had two or three calls, but nothing snow related.
If it starts to stick and the roads get icy, the game changes, Lee said.
"No wrecks yet, but ..." he said.
The snow should continue throughout the afternoon and into the early evening, the National Weather Service said.