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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

You Don't See This Every Year

That would be snow falling outside our house, not a usual thing here in Central Texas.

And this afternoon (when I presciently went out to buy a coat) it was in the mid 70s.

10 comments:

Kiwi Nomad 2008 said...

Oh my goodness gracious me!!!!!! Not what I associate with Texas at all!!!!

Rick Lugari said...

I've always heard it said that it would snow Texas the day anyone messed with the Illinois political machine.

By chance did you happen to notice any pigs flying by your window?

crankycon said...

Man, I was hoping to escape the cold this weekend by traveling to Texas, not get a another flesh blast of it.

Kyle R. Cupp said...

It cracks me up how whole major Texas cities will practically shut down in the event of a little snow or especially ice. Easier here to get a day off school or work when it snows, though. Then again, Texas drivers are scary enough when they're not slipping and sliding in wintery weather.

Darwin said...

I've always heard it said that it would snow Texas the day anyone messed with the Illinois political machine.

I could have sworn it was somewhere else that was supposed to freeze over at that point...

Big Tex said...

The reasons major Texas cities (as well as others in typically warm climates) shut down with snow and ice, is the lack/shortage of infrastructure to make roads relatively safe to drive. This includes de-icing equipment as well as the omni-present chains and studded tires common to folks in cooler (and mountainous!) areas.

Truthfully in my 28 years in Texas, I saw snow accumulate thrice: at a whopping 1 inch each time. Ice storms were more common (albeit rare), and driving on ice just plain silly.

To illustrate the rarity of snow & ice equipment in Texas, my best man (32 yrs old, and a lifelong Texan) was on a business trip to Minnesota, and saw a snow plow. He was amused by it, and wondered what it was initially.

I recall when one of these ice storms hit about 6 years ago in Central Texas. News outlets were showing people attempting to drive UPHILL on icy roads in downtown Austin.

On the snow front... we in the Seattle metro area are "bracing" for our first snow of the year this weekend.

Rick Lugari said...

I could have sworn it was somewhere else that was supposed to freeze over at that point...

The place you're thinking of will see snow when someone upsets the Washington D.C. political machine.

Anonymous said...

The Blackadder Says:

This can only mean one thing. Ragnarok.

We are all doomed.

Kyle R. Cupp said...

This can only mean one thing. Ragnarok.

But what one thing does Ragnarok mean? The final battle in Norse Mythology? A killer sword or airship from Final Fantasy? If that latter, I'm cool with that.

Rod said...

Big Tex, not to mention, there are always those people from colder climates moving to Texas and thinking it's a joke the streets are closed, they go out anyway, and find out the hard way we don't have the infrastructure. That's MY reason for staying home on snowy days! ;-)