The last two days brings to mind the familiar Texas phrase, "if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." Indeed. End-of-week forecasts put us back in the upper 70s. And early next week, they're projecting another round of slippery stuff. Only in Texas!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Only in Texas
So, for those of you who haven't already heard, Sunday, it was a balmy 78 degrees in N. Texas. A cold front moved in overnight. Yesterday, temps hovered in the upper 20s and we had a stiff north wind. Brrrrrrrr! It wasn't supposed to rain until today, but Old Man Winter had other ideas. It sprinkled & misted most of yesterday (at least around the area of home, tho downtown stayed drier until later in the afternoon) and overnight. This morning, everything is coated in a fine sheet of ice - the infamous Black Ice, to be exact. I attempted to go to work. It took me 20 min to drive my usual 5 min route to the bus station. Temps are still in the upper 20s, the wind is blowing (though lighter today), and a heavy mist is falling. On my way, I hear that Rockwall ISD has closed. No surprise after my slippery trek to the bus station! Once at the bus station, I decide that conditions are likely going to get worse & getting home is going to be an even more heroic journey than the trip I've just made to get there. And home I went (much to the delight of my bosses (and family) who were concerned that I would brave the slippery roadways).