Our Views: For light snow, thankful Our Views: For light snow, thankful Advocate story Feb. 13, 2014 Comments If it still seems quite cold to those of us in Louisiana, the very light dustings of snow and sleet lately seem like real blessings. We’ve had our experience with the polar vortex, already, at very substantial costs of inconvenience and disruption of our lives. As Mayor-President Kip Holden told Baton Rougeans, there have been days to be cautious and practical but not to shut the city down again. On with springtime and Mardi Gras. When we entered into the blessings of living in Louisiana, cold weather was not among our expectations.