An Ice Day
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02/01/11 UPDATED 

Have An Ice Day !

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SLEET & SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO 3 PM CST TUESDAY.

AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS TX TONIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY. WIDESPREAD SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE ONGOING DURING THE OVERNIGHT HRS. BUT WILL BEGIN TO TRANSITION TO FREEZING RAIN BY 3 AM AS ARCTIC AIR POURS INTO THE AREA.

TEMPS WILL FALL INTO THE 20S DURING THE EARLY MORNING HRS.

FREEZING RAIN IS ONLY EXPECTED TO LAST FOR A COUPLE OF HRS THEN IT WILL TRANSITION TO MAINLY HEAVY SLEET. SOME SNOW WILL MIX IN DURING THE MID MORNING HRS. SOME SLEET SHOWERS COULD BE HEAVY AND COULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY THUNDER & LIGHTNING. SLEET ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE. LATER DURING THE MORNING HRS A TRANSITION TO SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE. LINGERING PRECIPITATION & MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO FREEZE ON ALL ROAD SURFACES BY MIDDAY. MAKING TRAVEL TREACHEROUS IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

 

 

That's what the TV weatherman said. He thinks he's funny. He is. ("Funny").

 

 

 

 

Freezing rain, then sleet, then snow and high winds.
It wasn't fit weather for a dog, so we sent Bob out to check on it.

 

 

 

 

Total silence. No sane person ventured outdoors. Just Bob

 

 

 

 

Patio looked like a skating rink. Eva carefully fed the birds.

 

 

 

 

This little junco was grateful.

 

 

 

 

 

Leo says he and Bob are migrating to Guatemala to get away from ice and cold.

 

02/04/11 UPDATE

 

Mmmm... Guatemala

 

 

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CST FRIDAY.

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE ACROSS NO. TX LATE TONIGHT & FRI MORNING. AREAS OF SNOW ARE DEVELOPING AHEAD OF THIS DISTURBANCE & THIS SNOW WILL MOVE NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT INTO FRI MORNING. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO

3 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE ADVISORY AREA. THIS SNOW IS EXPECTED TO STICK TO THE GROUND GIVEN THE COLD TEMPS BUT MAY ACTUALLY PROVIDE SOME TRACTION ON ROADS WHICH ARE COVERED IN ICE.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF WINTER PRECIPITATION MAY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY ROADS & PLAN ON SOME TRAVEL DELAYS.

 

 

 

Hey Leo! Check this out!

 

 

 

Al Gore was here!

 

 

 

 

He covered up that nasty ice.

 

 

 

Isn't it beautiful?

 

 

 

Not if you're a cold,hungry cardinal

 

 

 

or a junco

 

 

 

 

or a mouse.