I could tell something was up, even before I put my contacts in - by the din coming from the schoolyard a block away.

This is the first time since 2004, before Katrina.

At first I thought it was just sleet coming down against the backdrop of magnolia leaves across the street, but it was drifting down rather slowly...so I put in my contacts, and sure enough, it was snow.  Wet and not well formed, but snow.

And it's continued to fall steadily over the past hour - accumulating in some places, despite the wet ground.

ADDED: It's still coming down.