Tuesday, February 1, 2011

So when they said, "100% probability of ice pellets and snow," they weren't kidding.

The streets are like sheets of ice, under a snowy layer that is very gradually growing to cover it.

I remember when I first moved to Dallas in the early 1980s and there were continual snow storms and ice storms. Then we had a twenty-something year warm cycle, or so it seems, when we would be wearing shorts practically all winter.

This is the second year for vividly cold weather, at least after the holidays. Looks as if that warm blip is over!


  1. Tante Léonie2/1/11, 2:03 PM

    Are y'all OK out there in that stroppy weather?! Be safe.

    Keeping you in my prayers.

  2. Interestingly, Scotland has been similar in some respects. We've had a long spell of mild winters and now two severe ones in consecutive years.

  3. On the east coast, we're having one of the worst winters ever. Ice and sleet tonight, but we've broken the record for January snow fall and we're on the way to breaking the record for the season. Be cautious out there and keep warm.

  4. I suppose that barbed wire fence in Wichita Falls didn't do much as a windbreak.

    Here in Kirbyville the day is a relatively pleasant 25 degrees!

  5. It is 13 right now in Flower Mound/Grapevine. Heater is broken. :(

  6. Oh no! Huddle close ... or jog around ... not sure which works better! It is bitterly cold out there!