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Title: Cold front
Post by: bdann on January 12, 2007, 09:52:42 PM
Currently (about 10pm Friday night) -

It's 10F in Dalhart

It's 73F in Laredo

big state.

sorry, i'm a little weather obsessed.
Title: Cold front
Post by: Vince T on January 12, 2007, 10:41:11 PM
Man of my own heart...I just checked that about 15 minutes ago.

Here's the link I go to for a quick state snapshot.

http://www.usairnet.com/weather/maps/current/texas/temperature/

Vince
Title: Cold front
Post by: randell on January 12, 2007, 10:45:40 PM
That's a sweet map.  

I'm always checking the weather.  I have been watching the forecasted snow in GUMO next weekend when I'll be there...seeing how long it stays in the forecast..
Title: Cold front
Post by: Bluetex on January 13, 2007, 10:38:55 AM
Forcast for central Texas looks pretty bad for the next few days.... be safe everybody. Crazy weather last night, my wife and I awoke to the sound of a train :shock: , turns out a Tornado came through san marcos. Intersate is closed and lots of damage around town including the 911 dispatch center. I'll try and get out to take some pictures later but I'm sure the news stations will take care of that.
Title: Cold front
Post by: homerboy2u on January 13, 2007, 11:19:15 AM
Well than I have to be the nuttiest member of this chat board, I am making plans to get in the middle of the worst weather possible for this weekend. La Fragua Dam.

  I can?t explain why, but i like the worst possible conditions to be out. The challenge to be outside......I don?t know, maybe I am just Pinche Loco or somehting......go figure :!:
Title: Cold front
Post by: Bluetex on January 13, 2007, 03:27:43 PM
I too like the bad weather Homero! I love nature and all the crazy kinds of weather that comes along with it! :D Just remeber to never underestimate what nature and the weather is capible of.
Title: Cold front
Post by: bdann on January 13, 2007, 04:20:59 PM
I don't mind being out in the bad weather either.  Probably comes from all the bad weather camping I did when I was a kid.  There was a stretch of 7 or 8 years of about 10 camping trips a year when I was growing up.  Seems like about 60% of the time it was raining, cold, or both.  No trips were ever canceled because it might rain, no trips ever canceled because it was "too cold".  I remember doing weekend trips where it rained the whole time, setting up tents in the sleet, waking up to a foot of snow, it didn't matter.  always had fun (and still do!).  I know how you feel Homero, I like the challenge too.
Title: Cold front
Post by: BigBendHiker on January 13, 2007, 04:51:00 PM
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
Well than I have to be the nuttiest member of this chat board, I am making plans to get in the middle of the worst weather possible for this weekend. La Fragua Dam.

  I can?t explain why, but i like the worst possible conditions to be out. The challenge to be outside......I don?t know, maybe I am just Pinche Loco or somehting......go figure :!:


Good going, Homero!  Living life on the edge is not a bad thing.  It can get the adrenalin going.

They are saying it will be 43 tomorrow morning here...hard to believe as it is 74 right now...

BBH
Title: Cold front
Post by: homerboy2u on January 13, 2007, 09:12:23 PM
Quote from: "Texan4life"
:D Just remeber to never underestimate what nature and thether is capable of.


 And this should be our 11th Commandment :!:  :!: .

 Respect for nature at all times, and accept its challenges as they come.. :?
Title: Cold front
Post by: presidio on January 14, 2007, 02:39:03 PM
Quote from: "BigBendHiker"
Living life on the edge is not a bad thing.


'If you're not living on the edge, you're taking up too much room'.
Title: Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best...
Post by: SHANEA on January 14, 2007, 03:49:40 PM
GET those cameras out and start snapping pics of the ice storm!  

The "psychic" weather people say we are due for an ice storm here in the Piney Woods of East Texas, (sorry, I forgot what the "new" mantra is supposed to be that replaced "The Piney Woods" or "Behind the Pine Curtain").  Charged up the generator battery, fired up the chain saw and adjusted it, and am ready for the power outages that are supposed to be coming this way.
Title: Cold front
Post by: bdann on January 14, 2007, 05:13:21 PM
Nothing but rain here (and lots of it!).  Last night they were making all sorts of dire predictions.  Took my dog for a walk earlier, didn't see a lick of ice!
Title: My poor dogs'
Post by: okiehiker on January 14, 2007, 05:48:55 PM
water dish has been frozen for two days and it looks like three more before we reach freezing again.

And every time I feed the dogs, a thousand starlings descend and eat all their food!   :cry:
Title: Cold front
Post by: homerboy2u on January 14, 2007, 06:39:13 PM
Current temp. here: 54 F...expecting some freezing rains..must be the ones coming from Austin... :cry: . Not cold enough, yet.

  Just returned from a night at La Fragua Dam...it was cold. And remember: The colder it gets, the warmer you sleep . Slept like a log. Wonderful :!:  :!:
Title: Cold front
Post by: bdann on January 15, 2007, 09:59:57 AM
yucky roads here this morning, my 20 mile drive to work took 1 hour 10 minutes.  Still cold, (25F at 10am) but thankfully the precip is now moving off in Shane's direction.  :P
Title: Just A feeling..
Post by: SHANEA on January 15, 2007, 10:17:26 AM
Quote from: "bdann"
but thankfully the precip is now moving off in Shane's direction.  :P


Just a feeling, this is going to be nasty.  Had like 3" of rain Friday night, 4" Saturday, and 2" since yesterday.  Freeze the trees around here and off goes the power.   :shock:
Title: Cold front
Post by: Bluetex on January 15, 2007, 10:22:20 AM
I dunno, I think the weather is going to be interesting for us in central tx also. Local weather now calling for major accu. of ice changing to snow tomorrow :shock: Its been awhile since we have seen weather like this.
Title: Re: Just A feeling..
Post by: bdann on January 15, 2007, 10:24:45 AM
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "bdann"
but thankfully the precip is now moving off in Shane's direction.  :P


Just a feeling, this is going to be nasty.  Had like 3" of rain Friday night, 4" Saturday, and 2" since yesterday.  Freeze the trees around here and off goes the power.   :shock:


How soon I forget what it's like to live in the trees.  Stay warm.
Title: Re: Just A feeling..
Post by: SHANEA on January 15, 2007, 11:03:27 AM
Quote from: "bdann"
How soon I forget what it's like to live in the trees.  Stay warm.


Nasty habit of the trees around here is that when the ground is saturated and ice accumlates or the wind blows, the trees just "fall over" at the base and roots.  Nothing like having 100' + oaks n my backyard and across the street.  Slice through the house like swiss cheese :shock:   "duck and cover"
Title: Cold front
Post by: homerboy2u on January 15, 2007, 12:58:28 PM
10 to 1...I rather have this weather. Right now is : 3 C here, winds 17 KPH, just like in England...than being under 112 F in the summer...10 to 1 :!:
Title: eh?
Post by: SHANEA on January 15, 2007, 02:31:28 PM
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
3 C here, winds 17 KPH,


eh?  no comprende on 3 C 17 KPH

I wish the rest of the world would convert to imperial units.   :!:    :shock:  :lol:  8)
Title: Re: eh?
Post by: homerboy2u on January 15, 2007, 06:33:51 PM
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "homerboy2u2"
3 C here, winds 17 KPH,


eh?  no comprende on 3 C 17 KPH

I wish the rest of the world would convert to imperial units.   :!:    :shock:  :lol:  8)


 Oohh Come on Mr. Magoo :!:  :!: ...don?t tell me you could not figure out that one :?:

3C........37 F
17 KPH....11 MPH

 That was so easy. Here grab this link to aquick conversion chart (http://education.yahoo.com/reference/weights_and_measures/;_ylt=AsPcXd6DEyWai3qcSwP3YXbak7MF)
Title: Cold front
Post by: bdann on January 17, 2007, 06:06:04 AM
More sleet here this morning, didn't expect that.  It's snowing west of here, supposed to move in here in the next couple hours.  Not feeling lucky today, going to work from home!
Title: Cold front
Post by: bdann on January 17, 2007, 08:41:08 AM
What I woke up too, about 7:30am this morning:
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/bdann/P1000386.jpg)
Title: Cold front
Post by: Roy on January 17, 2007, 06:40:30 PM
Got a call from friends who moved to McAllister, OK last year.  They've been without power since last Friday;  estimated 2 weeks until power restored.  They're going to stay with family in Dallas.

No ice here along the coast in Corpus.  Temps staying in the mid 30s (about the same as Homer) with light rain off and on.  Lousy weather but nowhere near as bad as most of you are having. Stay safe.
Title: Cold front
Post by: Boojum1 on January 17, 2007, 07:36:26 PM
Its been nice for the neglected shrubs to hang over conveniently for trimming.  

I regret not getting a picture of a small pour off in the neighborhood with icicles on the nearby vegetation and water vapor rising...brought back memories of Yellowstone in the winter...sort of...

All in all, I'll be happy to get back to work, though I did find this site...not a bad weekend of goofing off.
Title: Cold front
Post by: homerboy2u on January 18, 2007, 08:43:59 PM
Some pictures of the Cold Front here in Piedras Negras..thought I might share:

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Fuente_congelada_Piedras_Negras.jpg)

 This is my dog...Chenel . I have aonther, but he is old and we take more care of him..

(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Generacion_Olga_028.jpg)

 My wife & daughters..they were having fun... :lol:
(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Generacion_Olga_027.jpg)
 and this Little Ol' Me..we had to leave our baby inside....Brrrr :!:
(http://www.bigbendgallery.com/uploads/files/Generacion_Olga_026.jpg)

Well...ENJOY :!:  :!:  :!:

 Hope to see yours here .