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I was starting to wonder if winter was over, we've been having days in the 70's in Jan. Dandelions were sprouting in the yard. But here we are, lovely ice storm - that isn't snow in the yard - it's sleet with ice underneath. Very nice skating rink in the drive way, the dog even slipped going out to pee. We're supposed to get more today & tomorrow and not warm up until Friday. I guess we'll be cleaning out the freezer. DD says they even got ice as far south as Waco.
We haven't had much precipitation of any kind yet - it's just been a continuous very fine mist, but not accumulating much. However, I haven't been out on the roads either since Sunday, so I don't really know. It's just too dang cold for me at 23 F. This is the 3rd hard freeze since before Christmas. I really hate the weather in January and February. Grrrrr.
We have the same problem here in South Fulton Tennessee it started during the night last night and it is icy everybody is shut down this afternoon is start to sleet again and it's still sleeting it looks like snow but it's not it's ice so I guess I will be staying home they say it will be like that and least until Friday
You have the same temperature I do is 23 right now here it was 23 of practically all day long it is bitter cold
Good time to work from home if you work. Or even better spend the time in the sewing room. The evening news here is even covering your ice storm. I remember that in 1989 the day after we arrived in Arlington, there was an ice storm. The roads were slick and dangerous and we had an appt with a realtor. We went but shouldn't have. It was dangerous and I had already hurt my right arm falling a black ice as we were packing the car to Leave Ft. Campbell and the Army.
I remember that one. We were living in Santa Fe then, but had flown in to visit DH's parents in Mineral Wells. No idea why our flight wasn't canceled - when we landed and got to the rental car, the driver's side was a sheet of ice -- the handle broke off in R's hand. We had to go in and get another one, then slide across from the passenger side to get in. We could not make it to MW so drove to a good friend's house in Carrollton, spent several days there waiting for the ice to thaw. And then there is the big storm of December 83 - almost canceled our wedding. R, his parents & groomsmen drove to Deming in the mess. And our tuxedos never made it. The weather was great in NM but Texas was not.
Texas can have unpleasant weather at times but thankfully snow and ice are rare. That means no one learns to drive in it. Here we always have accidents with rain. Oil and water makes for sliding when brakes are applied or a sudden change in direction is made.
Cathy (cacnurse1) said:
That means no one learns to drive in it. Here we always have accidents with rain.
Learning to drive in it means nothing-LOL- Oklahomans have ice and snow, but every time it storms, accidents pile up! Snow, ice, rain, people don't slow down like they should!!
people don't slow down like they should!!
That is also a problem even with nice dry roads.