|Houston Winter Storm Warning, graphic courtesy of KHOU.com|
This is the forecast for us (image is from last night's newscast so it's this morning). It's been really bad further up North and now it's unexpectedly come this way. Kind of crazy to think that Saturday and Sunday were hot and humid and I even got sunburned while dealing with the soil.
In the span of about 2 hours on Sunday afternoon, the temperature dropped some 50 degrees! This is the sky Monday afternoon at the farm just before the sleet started (courtesy of 2nd Family). We even had THUNDERSLEET!
|Winter sky at the farm|
So many people in our area have already planted gardens and flowers and other plants since we had warm Spring temps and now we are all dipping into the 20's and being covered with ice. Kind of glad I don't have everything in the ground yet. The weather people said that this was one of the only times in recent memory that we've had this many icy weather cold snaps in one Winter season. All bridges and roads are being de-iced around town now.
Of course they also added that of the seven coldest Winters we've had in the past, six of them were followed by Texas being hit with Tropical Storms and/or Hurricanes the following Summer. This is now another one of the coldest Winters we've had and is added to the list...so what happens this Summer?
Stay warm and safe wherever you are!