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SNOW IN TEXAS!!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Baymule, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. Jan 16, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Woke up this morning to snow! Actually looked out the window at 5AM and went back to bed. LOL Fixing to start the boiling water brigade. Took these from the front porch, one of Prince out the back door.

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    greybeard

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    I bet you aren't looking forward to the mess it creates when the sun comes out tomorrow either.
    So far, just some sleet/frozen rain on the ground here.
     
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    That's just not right. It's Alaskan's fault.
     
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    Baymule

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    We have no equipment for snow other than the trucks that spread sand on the bridges. We got a WHOPPING TWO INCHES OF SNOW!!! :th

    Schools are closed all over east Texas, most will start two hours late tomorrow to give the ice a chance to melt.

    Snow is great when it is gone in 2-3 days!
     
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    Baymule

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    LOL We got 2" of snow, it was 18 degrees. I suited up this morning to do the boiling water bucket thing. I put on flannel lined blue jeans, a thermal shirt, my sweat shirt my momma bought me in Scotland in 1980 that is so warm that I wear it maybe one day a year. Over that I put on Carhart overalls and my parka. I put a yellow smiley face knit hat on and pulled up the parka hood. I put on my blanket lined leather gloves. Then I lurched outside to meet the elements. :lol::lol:

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    Bay! You look like an Eskimo! :lol: Good to stay warm though! :thumbsup
     
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    Baymule

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    Supposed to go to 14 degrees tonight, freeze all the roads and be dangerous tomorrow. On the news tonight was a clip of Interstate 20 between Canton and Lindale-a solid line of 18 wheelers with a few unlucky cars thrown in-that can't go anywhere because of the ice on the road. TX-DOT was trying to sand the Interstate so the trucks could move.

    Schools closed again tomorrow.

    Texas knows how to throw a SNOW PARTY! Snow, cover everything up, ice all over and we all go out to PLAY! The stupid ones go have wrecks and boost the body shops business. Then, before we are REAL sick and tired of it all, it melts and goes away. Gonna be 65 degrees on Saturday.
     
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    Bruce

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    We have the same chairs! No stock trailer though.

    I don't think it is fair to blame @Alaskan since s/he is not even IN Alaska now. Can't really send bad weather from Alaska when one is in Germany.

    And DW's specialty medicine is stuck at FedEx in Memphis. We are pretty screwed I think. It is NOT supposed to freeze and unless they get it here before 11 or after about 3 tomorrow no one will be here to get it. And if they wait until Thursday?? :thno one here between 7 AM and 5 PM.

    18°F? That is jeans, shirt, insulated Carhartt overalls and gloves ... unless I'm only going out for a few minutes, then the winter coat will do instead of the Carhartt's. Boots in both cases of course.
     
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    I put on every warm article of clothing I had and carried boiling water to melt ice for the animals. I broke ice and scooped it out.

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    More snow!

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    A fence post snow cone!

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    Wow .. I wish you a beautiful day ..;)

    I do not know what to do with snow for livestock.

    We are in a time of frost and our coldness is a bit harsh, because the weather in winter is not wet, it is very dry and crisp ..

    At times we have very strong dust storms, lasting for hours and sometimes unpleasant, disruptive traffic, and lack of vision, most of the areas we have.


    I see horses do not have a cover Do you bear the cold and snow?
    I expect good spring weather after your snow season:weee

    You look beautiful in your photos and active :thumbsup..
     
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