Have snow, will play: Children take advantage of Wednesday’s snowfall

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Wednesday's snowfall was a rare site in the Rocket City.

"It's Alabama, it's not supposed to snow in Alabama," said Patrick Ahearn.

After listening to predictions of an elusive snowfall all week, the instant snowflakes appeared in the Five Points neighborhood, the Ahearn brothers bolted outside to play in them.

"It was pretty hard [waiting], the snow doesn't come a lot to here," said Alex Ahearn.

The list of snow day activities in the Huntsville neighborhood was exhaustive.

"We went sledding on my driveway and we went sledding on the parking lot and we went sledding on the stairs and then we went sledding down the high school stairs and then we had a snowball fight here," said Dollie Meredith Murray.

The snowball fight lasted two hours, but then plans quickly shifted to some large-scale engineering of the snowman variety.

"We're going to try and make more parts for the snowman and make him really big," said Evelyn Warren, as she and her friends rolled a boulder-sized bottom for their cold-natured friend.

Murray said playing in the winter wonderland is a "can't miss" activity for these scarce snow sightings.

"It's a big deal when it snows here, so you don't want to leave because it's only a matter of time until it's gone."