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#1788980 - 02/25/13 08:35 PM Texas Snow
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You northerners might find this amusing. We got snow here in West Texas.....not a bunch, but enough for hazardous road conditions. Our Amarillo market got the most. They shut down at noon, leaving a skeleton crew. My branch manager, here, just dropped by to say we're shuttin' down at 4PM...makin' us go to the house. Ha ha....I live about a mile and a half from work. Symphony rehearsal tonight....in danger of being cancelled. Now....mind you....before you laugh too hard, we're not used to driving in the stuff. But you that are used to it probably wouldn't sneeze or bat an eyeball at this weather. And so.....all kinds of things being cancelled to keep folks off the roads but EVERYONE flocks to the grocery store to "stock up" like we're gonna be snowed in for days. Temp tomorrow is supposed to be around 50 degrees. smile
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#1788982 - 02/25/13 08:39 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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I thought West Texas got quite a bit of snow (maybe that's just relative to us here in SE Oklahoma/N. Texas though).
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#1788989 - 02/25/13 08:50 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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Swiggles - had a similar situation when I lived in Central Georgia. Enough snow to coat the grass and panic ensued. I'm from Southern Indiana and it wasn't anything really.
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#1788992 - 02/25/13 08:53 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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No snow here, but I am building an ark! They are closing the schools tomorrow because of the excessive amount of rain - bridges washed out, roads washed out, flash flooding - no where near my house thankfully. A number of tornados south of us in Florida along the coast - I'm sure those folks are under water already. Maybe this will be enough to fill up the aquifers.
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#1788995 - 02/25/13 09:01 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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How much snow are we talking here, Swiggles... a inch? laugh
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#1788997 - 02/25/13 09:10 PM Re: Texas Snow manimal
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Originally Posted By: manimal
How much snow are we talking here, Swiggles... a inch? laugh
.....maybe.

As far as snow here.....it snows, if we're lucky (or unlucky depending upon how one wants to view it) a couple of times per year and it's gone the next day or within a couple of days. Every few years or so, we might get a heavy snow that lasts longer, but it's rare. North of me (I'm in Lubbock), they see more snow even as close as a couple of hours north.

Some of the highways are closed because it's so wide open and flat (farmland) that the blowing snow reduces visability to nothing.....like a white out. That IS dangerous.
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#1789013 - 02/25/13 09:39 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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Originally Posted By: swiggles
Originally Posted By: manimal
How much snow are we talking here, Swiggles... a inch? laugh
.........like a white out. That IS dangerous.


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#1789020 - 02/25/13 09:57 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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I guess it is relative then because by "quite a bit of snow" i guess i meant "more than one dusting of snow a year", which is pretty typical for here.
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#1789028 - 02/25/13 10:06 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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the cold front isn't going to make it down here, we are sitting at a nice 66 degrees right now....the Panhandle is a whole different world...
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#1789050 - 02/25/13 10:39 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
this dang climate change will be the death of us all
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#1789105 - 02/26/13 04:20 AM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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We have currently experienced 20+ days of below normal temperatures. I checked the weather channel and we are supposed to be in for another 7 or so days. That global warming is getting rough. smile
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#1789144 - 02/26/13 02:00 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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I heard their scientific explanation on the radio yesterday. Since the globe is warming, it causes more moisture in the air, thus causing the more snow and rain events.
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#1789152 - 02/26/13 02:28 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
if there is more moisture in the air causing more rain and snow, i wonder how they explain that 29% of the US in in severe drought
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#1789168 - 02/26/13 02:54 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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Areas around Lubbock received nearly a foot of snow, add the 50 mph winds and it's like Siberia up there! I don't think swiggles will be working today.
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#1789191 - 02/26/13 03:18 PM Re: Texas Snow Pale Rider
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Originally Posted By: Pale Rider
Areas around Lubbock received nearly a foot of snow, add the 50 mph winds and it's like Siberia up there! I don't think swiggles will be working today.
Lubbock actually did not get hit too bad. Was bright and sunny when I left work yesterday and most streets were clear. 'Course the temps dropped below freezing last night and so there's lots of "black ice." This morning, some school closures announced and some with a late start. Other than that, it's business as usual.

The snow that was remaining on my driveway and sidewalks yesterday, I shoveled onto the lawn and flower beds rather than see it melt and run down the gutter. THAT'S how crazy one gets in a drought area (year 3).
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#1789195 - 02/26/13 03:26 PM Re: Texas Snow swiggles
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Yes, because it never snowed before! eek

Didnt Al gore cause this....? Just before he created the internet I mean.
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