Mommy Needs To Vent
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Winter Blast of 2007
This past weekend we got hit with the major "Ice Storm" which paralysed much of the Central United States. We had major down pours starting that Friday afternoon. I am talking BLANKETS of rain for two days strait. The weather people were saying it was the first time they could remember us having a Winter Storm Warning and Flood Warning in the same forecast. It wasn't as bad as they predicted but the roads were pretty slick on Monday morning after having a lot of ice fall. Tyler was out of school for Martin Luther King Day and Hubby got to go to work late. They kept telling us for days that it was going to warm up. Okay....maybe not WARM up, but it was going to at least get past freezing. Last night when I went to bed, I expected to have a high temperature today of at least 35.
I woke up to snow on the ground. It wasn't predicted here at all. Not one news station had gotten it right. That's okay though. Nobody is perfect. It was just totally unexpected to wake up and find out school is cancelled and my husband didn't have to work all day. It was pretty great and now they are calling for more winter weather. AS much as love this weather, it IS worrying me a bit. I mean it has been below freezing for several days. Usually it gets really cold one day and starts to warm up. I mean we aren't in Wisconsin or Washington! We are in Texas. South of here in San Antonio and Austin, Texas they are getting it just as bad as us. They haven't seen the things they are seeing down there in 20 years. They aren't even prepared for it. DFW sent much of our De-Icier down there and we have now run out of it. We should be getting a shipment by Monday, but what does that do for us tomorrow morning? Or this weekend?
Rumor around the country says the cause of this is El Nino. The El Nino phenomenon warms sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean and can disrupt weather patterns around the globe. If anyone hasn't heard of it, you should check it out. It's some pretty interesting stuff, especially when I am ADDICTED to weather. I see that i has caused an unually warm climate for some parts of the country, so for those of you thinking about Global Warming, that is not the case in Texas right now!
So the point of all this is, I am actually HAPPY about all this odd winter weather. I think the "Winter Blast" is just what I needed to start the new year. I hope I don't jinx myself. We have had alot more ice here than snow, so this is the best we could do with a snowman!!!
Yes I heard about that snow in Texas. My son just called a friend of his who moved there last year and she said she had a snow day...I couldn't believe it!! We're on Long Island and haven't had that yet!! El Nino is really bringing on some crazy weather. We had 60 degrees days up until today when we woke up to 23 degrees!!
Hope your enjoying your New Year!!
It has snowed twice here! I know this storm has some people in bad situations, but I'd love to have a little bit of the action.
I need to build a snowman with the Little Dude, take snow day off, and use snow blower.
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