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9 Degrees in Dallas?
« on: February 16, 2021, 10:22:24 AM »

I can’t believe Texas is below freezing in temps including Galveston.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 10:37:45 AM »

Why not?  The only place that has never had freezing temperatures in the lower 48 states is the Florida Keys. 
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 11:02:56 AM »

Galveston's record low temperature is below 32°F for every day between December 14 and February 18.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 11:06:49 AM »

Galveston's record low temperature is below 32°F for every day between December 14 and February 18.

Two things:
1. There's a huge difference between 9° and 32°, especially on the coast.
2. 9:22 AM (the time of the OP) is about 4 hours after the coldest part of the day.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 11:12:14 AM »


Galveston's record low temperature is below 32°F for every day between December 14 and February 18.

Two things:
1. There's a huge difference between 9° and 32°, especially on the coast.
2. 9:22 AM (the time of the OP) is about 4 hours after the coldest part of the day.

Two things:

1.  Galveston is not Dallas.
2.  The low in Galveston last night was 21°F, not 9°F.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2021, 11:22:49 AM »

I saw that tweet about the weather in San Antonio via Texas' Highwayman page.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 01:55:12 PM »

Even the BGSes look cold.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 03:22:55 PM »

It is pretty strange to see palm trees covered in snow like you're seeing in some images of south Texas. The thought of the Corpus Christi area getting snow is bizarre.

By the way, it got down to –7° last night in Norman. Normally the coldest it gets here is around 20°.

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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2021, 04:00:15 PM »

It is pretty strange to see palm trees covered in snow like you're seeing in some images of south Texas. The thought of the Corpus Christi area getting snow is bizarre.

Heck, we had the same in the upper left corner. For some reason, a lot of car dealerships around here have palm-like trees.

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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2021, 04:27:29 PM »

My wife just showed me a picture from Facebook, a snowman with the Parthenon in the background.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2021, 04:46:31 PM »

DFW actually got down to -2ºF this morning, tied for the second-lowest temperature ever recorded there. All-time record is -8ºF in 1899.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2021, 09:31:28 AM »

This has happened before, just not in a very long time. The two years that come up I've seen are 1989 and 1899. 2011 was a close 3rd
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2021, 08:00:47 PM »

It got down to 15 at my house in southern Houston. Definitely haven't seen something like this before with my own eyes.

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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2021, 08:56:38 PM »

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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2021, 10:59:02 PM »

Why not?  The only place that has never had freezing temperatures in the lower 48 states is the Florida Keys. 
In 2014 in the FL panhandle we had an ice storm that closed everything including Interstate 10 for 3 days. Miraculously we didnt lose power.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2021, 11:12:25 PM »

Why not?  The only place that has never had freezing temperatures in the lower 48 states is the Florida Keys. 
In 2014 in the FL panhandle we had an ice storm that closed everything including Interstate 10 for 3 days. Miraculously we didnt lose power.

I remember, I was a Florida resident at the time.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2021, 12:33:15 AM »

Relating this storm back to highways:

Early on the morning of February 17, weather stations in Brownsville and McAllen, Texas reported light snow. Presumably, this means snow fell on I-2, I-69C, and I-69E ... which means snow has now fallen on every 1- and 2-digit interstate in the continental 48 US states.

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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2021, 12:47:31 AM »

It got down to 15 at my house in southern Houston. Definitely haven't seen something like this before with my own eyes.


In 1958, my dad built a house in Deer Park. He and the contractor had words over the fact dad wanted the water pipes (in the attic) insulated. A year or two later, his was the only house in the subdivision without at least frozen pipes and many had broken ones. Dad was awfully smug about it. The point being that this has happened a time or two in the interim.

We moved a few years later, but that house still looks really good to eb over 60 years old.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2021, 01:30:22 AM »

Highway related:

I have seen photos of Texarkana on Reddit of stateline road where the Arkansas side of the border is well-plowed, while the Texas side is covered in snow.
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« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2021, 06:12:10 AM »

Highway related:

I have seen photos of Texarkana on Reddit of stateline road where the Arkansas side of the border is well-plowed, while the Texas side is covered in snow.

Ahhh the two Texarkanas. That shows how disfunctional the two are. Thirty years ago, they had a single police department and the fire departments worked together, today they barely adknowledge that they coexist. As a ruke, they don;t even return on the wrong side of Stateline except right at the Bi-state Justice Center (which in itself is much less Bi-state than it was back in the ninties.)

But I will say, Stateline Avenue is the most important N/S street for TA. It MIght fall in the top 5 for TT.  It is US-71 which is truly an Arkansas road in spite of it being partially in Texas.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2021, 10:44:15 AM »

Why not?  The only place that has never had freezing temperatures in the lower 48 states is the Florida Keys. 
In 2014 in the FL panhandle we had an ice storm that closed everything including Interstate 10 for 3 days. Miraculously we didnt lose power.

I remember, I was a Florida resident at the time.

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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2021, 03:03:37 PM »

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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2021, 03:19:41 PM »



In 2014

Ah yes, how quickly we forget...

[img snipped]http://darkroom.baltimoresun.com/2013/12

Forgot what year that was...

Yeah, I was searching for pictures of the February 2014 blizzard, not realizing it was actually February 2013.  That one might not even have messed up Dallas.  It messed up Kansas City, though.  Anyway, I was too lazy to remove what I had already typed in the post when I realized the date was different than what I was replying to.

I do remember a snowstorm within the last decade that basically shut Dallas down for about three days.  For some reason, I can neither remember exactly when that was nor figure it out searching on Google.  It might have been that December one, but I'm not sure.  I specifically remember the storm because I was responsible for calling customers to reschedule their Time Warner cable appointments.

Kansas has been getting dumped on recently.  My 13-minute commute to work took 40 minutes today; I arrived 15 minutes late, and I was the first one here.  My boss took a half hour just to get out of his alley.  I would have made it pretty much on time, except that they closed down I-135—while I was on it.  Fortunately, I was at at the I-235/K-96 exit and could take an alternate route—which got hairy when the flatbed wrecker in front of me got stuck at a light, and then when the pickup in front of me couldn't make it up a railroad overpass on Broadway. . . I just drove on the left side of Broadway instead for a little while.  By 9:00 this morning, our crew in Kansas City already had four stuck work trucks and one wrecked, and the rest of their work for the day has all been rescheduled.  Omaha is supposed to get hit this afternoon; with their hills, we'll see how that goes.

The owner of the company told me, ‘You did great, getting here in that minivan.’  Are you kidding?  Other than ground clearance issues (my battery connections got wet two blocks from my house), I'd much rather have a heavy front-wheel drive minivan than some RWD pickup in this stuff.  All in all, I really didn't worry about getting stuck except when I was behind vehicles that were getting stuck.

Here are two pictures from my trip to work, on the Canal Route northbound:

Above 9th Street.  Between Kellogg and about 21st Street, there were basically two lanes through the snow.


Approaching the K-96 exit.  From about 21st Street to I-235/K-254, the usable portion of the highway narrowed to about one lane (out of three or four).  At the I-235/K-254 interchange, traffic was at a total standstill; apprently there was a wreck and they closed the highway.  One of our techs was stuck waiting in traffic there for an hour on his way to work.


I tried to take a picture of some tire tracks through deeper snow, but I started to lose traction (as did the car in front of me), so I couldn't hold my hands steady enough for a decent picture.
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Re: 9 Degrees in Dallas?
« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2021, 03:42:24 PM »

Forgot what year that was...
... Anyway, I was too lazy to remove what I had already typed in the post when I realized the date was different than what I was replying to.

And now you've spent much longer explaining it than it would have taken to fix. The best kind of irony.  :-P
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