EVERY. SINGLE. COUNTY. This is a once in a generation winter weather event.

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    • #403513
      leftcoast mountains
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      vote for nobody

    • #403517
      HassleCat
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      I’m trying to visualize snow around Corpus Christie, Padre Island, etc.

    • #403521
      Two way street
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      Grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes blossom in January.

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      ArtfromArk
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      This is just incredible

      “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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      incognito
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      Being Texas, it probably won’t hang around long… lucky for them!

      I just received another winter storm warning  with 4 – 9 more inches of snow tonight through tomorrow. That’s on top of probably 15 inches already fallen in the last two weeks. And – 20° wind chills

      I’m so freakin glad I got the 2 ft. snow drifts off my roof last week. 🤬 By tomorrow afternoon, I’ll probably have another 2 ft. up there… depending on the wind direction.

      I am soooo over winter. Now I fear Spring rain storms that will come before all this snow has melted and then we’re looking at a major flooding situation because the rain and melted snow will have nowhere to go because the ground will still be frozen. February snow storms SUCK. Too close to Springtime rains.

    • #403589
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      You guys don’t use salt and probably don’t have much sand. The roads will ice over, and the local idiots will drive too fast, and there will be lots of bangs and crunches. It’s supposed to drop to 11F in San Antonio with a 100% chance of snow. That city will be helpless. Stock up on the food, booze and pot and stay put.

      Leave the driving in that stuff to Yankees like @incognito.

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      • #403597
        Hobbit709
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        And snowing. Temp is supposed to drop to 9° and 2° tomorrow night. Temperature hasn’t been above freezing for 3 days now and won’t for another 3 days.

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        • #403598
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          We’re supposed to get a lot more snow, though, tonight and tomorrow. We just finished some bowls of Texas chili I just made. That’ll warm you up.

          I doubt Austin has many plows and I’m damned sure they don’t use rock salt as ice melt. I’d stay in if possible there.

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        • #403603
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          You guys should wrap your water pipes with electrical tape to keep them from freezing…even pool noodles would help. Good luck, welcome to winter!

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        incognito
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        I learned many years ago to stay off the interstates during snow storms because people do NOT know how to drive in winter storms. I’ll never forget a trip to Nashville that my son and I took in the middle of a blizzard in February. A bad one. You wouldn’t believe all the cars in the ditches. At least 30 of them. You just have to be alert at all times because you cannot trust other drivers in that kind of weather.

        Winter snow storms and torrential rains keep me on Secondary roads. I was almost killed by a moron driving at a high speed on I-57. I was following a semi in the right lane so I could kind of see where I was going. The speeding moron passed me at probably 70 or 80 mph…. we’re talking blinding  torrential, flooding rain here. Well, low and behold, he hydroplaned and slid right into the semi I was following… he got hit and I headed for the right shoulder and somehow survived that one. Never again will I be on an interstate in bad weather. Rain or snow.

        Driving in snow locally, is just a fact of life here… slow and steady…. leaving a lot of room between me and the car in front of me.. for sliding room. 🙂

        When my sister first moved to Virginia, she was shocked the first time they got 1 inch of snow and the entire area completely shut down, schools included. lol They didn’t salt roads either. At least they were smart enough to try and keep people off the roads.


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          I was driving back from leave to the naval base there on Interstate 8, and it actually snowed in San Diego. The highway was icy. Many of the natives seemed to think the thing to do was to speed up, I guess to get away from it quicker. I was put-putting along in my light pickup truck with Colorado plates at about 20 mph. It was 1989.

          It was like driving through a video game. People were spinning out all around me and sliding into ditches and each other. Somehow I made it without getting hit, with maybe 15 minutes to spare before my ship got left on a deployment.

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        Gryneos
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        For South and SE Texas (such as on the coast), the roads will not freeze over unless the ground underneath them is below freezing temps for at least three days. Yes, bridges will ice over, but they don’t have that thermal mass under them, just open air. I drove to work in 2011 after our latest big ice storm (I was one of two people there) and not a single road surface was frozen. All were simply wet because they hadn’t been subjected to below freezing temperatures long enough (really only 24 hours).

        I thoroughly blame the news media for never mentioning this and educating people about what happens in events like this. Temperatures are supposed to be above freezing again by midday Tuesday. Less than 36 hours. That’s not enough time to freeze the roads.

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      -13F here in Denver without the wind chill factor. Most of my faucets

      are on “dripping” to avoid freezing pipes. Unfortunately hardly any snow;

      the little flurries we got contain hardly any moisture. I  used the leaf

      blower to clear the driveway and walkway. I hate to try my car today,

      but lots of people appear to have trouble with their batteries. I’ll wait

      until it gets into the 30-40 degree range. However, I made a big crockpot

      full of beef stew, which should last me for a few days. I gave some to

      my neighbors as well. Since it has been so dry here for a long time I don’t

      know how well the plants will survive this. 12 days ago we had one day

      in the sixties and I watered the heck all over. I hope it helped.

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        ArtfromArk
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        I visited your city back in 1976, on a school trip. I remember visiting a park there where squirrels were EVERYWHERE.  We stayed at the YMCA, and one of my classmates was so freaked out by his experience in the shower that he wanted to stay in my single room with a private bath (I’m not kidding!). Of course, I let him stay in my room, I was probably just as shocked as he was. The next day, we visited the Denver Mint. I bought a commemorative medal of the then-president, Gerald Ford. Except for that one incident at the YMCA, it was a great trip.

         

        It’s kind of funny that 2 years later, the Village People came out with their “Y-M-C-A” song. LOL!

        But a year after that, I stayed at the YMCA in New Orleans with no problem. But I had a private room then 🙂

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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      snot
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      through most of the week, with flurries also continuing intermittently.

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      eridani
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      42F during the day and  37F at night.  Hoping it will wash accumulations of snow away.  I live up a hill and it is not with the bother of snow tires for as little as we usually get get. In 1985, we got six feet of snow before Thanksgiving, a really major disruption.

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      MizzGrizz
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      Power outages predicted.We’re digging in…

    • #403875
      sadoldgirl
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      @artfromark:

      Yes, these brown/gray squirrels are still a pest. Many of us call them

      “treerats”. Years ago I got a BBgun for them, but my aim was not good

      enough. They though are the reasons that I cannot grow corn in my

      vegetable garden. Yet they give some exercise to my dogs. So I kind of

      have to get along with them. After all they are less of a problems than

      the raccoons.

      The mint still produces pennies although it is questionable if they are

      worth it.

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        It was the first time I had seen really tall mountains, and experienced a bit of western culture (we had also visited Dodge City and Bent’s Old Fort on that trip). And because of my interest in coins, I was really happy to visit a US Mint. Everything in Colorado was so exotic to me. For that matter, everything west of TULSA was exotic to me. LOL


        @sadoldgirl

        “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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          ArtfromArk
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          The first time I had visited Tulsa was in 1975, when my high school history club visited the Gilcrease Museum. Oh man, that is such a wonderful museum. Lots of famous western art on exhibit, including works by Remington, Russell, Bierstadt, and others. There is even a reproduction of the studio of James Earl Fraser, the designer of the Buffalo Nickel (1913-1938), Admission  is free, but it would be nice to give the museum a donation. I just love that museum.

           

          “There’s a new spirit abroad in the land. The old days of ‘grab and greed’ are on their way out. We’re beginning to think of what we owe the other fellow, not just what we’re compelled to give him. The time’s coming… when we shan’t be able to fill our bellies in comfort while others go hungry, sleep in warm beds while others shiver in the cold.... And God willing, we’ll live to see that day…” Basil Rathbone,"Sherlock Holmes Faces Death" (Universal 1943)

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