February 1-5, 2011 Arctic Blast/Winter Storm Discussion

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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by perk » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:31 am

redneckweather wrote:What a week of model watching. Y'all can have next week. I'm heading for the deep hill country Wednesday for 5 days. Man, this was nothing but a sick joke...or should I say slick joke. haha!!

With wrecks,power outages,road closing,school closings,and multiple injuries. This is far from a joke.

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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by Mr. T » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:52 am

perk wrote:
redneckweather wrote:What a week of model watching. Y'all can have next week. I'm heading for the deep hill country Wednesday for 5 days. Man, this was nothing but a sick joke...or should I say slick joke. haha!!

With wrecks,power outages,road closing,school closings,and multiple injuries. This is far from a joke.
The impacts we are experiencing right now are worse than if we had seen a couple of inches of snow

Ice is bad news. If this doesn't qualify as an "event", I don't know what is.

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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by weatherguy425 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:55 am

Mr.T, starting to get a couple flakes/sleet pelletes here. Also, radar is "moistening" back up. Anyyyy amount of precipitation we get wil only make conditions worse.

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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by trlburns » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:56 am

I think some people just need to stop posting for a little while. Some of the comments are just plain idiotic. Tell the families of the people that have died this morning that this was not a major event or that is was all a joke. The fact that we did not get snow means nothing to me. I am just extremely thankful that i get to spend an unexpected day home with my family and we are all safe. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has to be out there this morning.

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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by redneckweather » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:56 am

That why I said SICK joke. We were joyous thinking we were goiong to get snow and then we get hit with ice which really sucks anyway you cut it. Pretty sick joke if you ask me. Are y'all with me here?

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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by TXStormjg » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:58 am

redneckweather wrote:That why I said SICK joke. We were joyous thinking we were goiong to get snow and then we get hit with ice which really sucks anyway you cut it. Pretty sick joke if you ask me. Are y'all with me here?
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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by TxMomof2 » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:58 am

My husband turned around and came home. He saw 3 wrecks on 249 between Louetta and Willowbrook and decided not to keep pushing his luck. Smart man!

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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by perk » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:00 am

trlburns wrote:I think some people just need to stop posting for a little while. Some of the comments are just plain idiotic. Tell the families of the people that have died this morning that this was not a major event or that is was all a joke. The fact that we did not get snow means nothing to me. I am just extremely thankful that i get to spend an unexpected day home with my family and we are all safe. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has to be out there this morning.
I could'nt have said it better myself.

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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by kayci » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:08 am

Woke up to no snow here in Texas City, High five to the groundhog! C'mon spring! I'm glad it was a bust! ;)

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Re: February Weather. Snow/Sleet/Ice/Winter Storm Warning

Post by updraft » Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:09 am

biggerbyte wrote:As I mentioned earlier. I thought it might happen. Our snowband is falling apart on its southern end. Don't expect anything here folks. We've had our event now, this go round. Just enough freezing rain to cause some problems. Mainly unexpecting drivers not driving carefully. This is NOT a major icing event. No down power lines or trees, and no people with no power. Closings of roadways are purely precautionary. Actually, getting anything at all over inland areas was a fluke after things began to fall apart. We did not need this unexpected inland freezing rain event.


Let's just take it for what it is and move on. We look to next week for the possibility of doing this all over again.
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BB - I do agree with about two of your sentences, but IMO this IS a major ice event. Drawing a centerline through downtown N to S along 45, the entire western side of that line is completely covered in ice. Every freeway in Houston has at least one section of all lanes closed in both directions and BW 8 west side is completely shut down from Fort-Bend CO toll road all the way to HW 45. Even many side roads in western areas not elevated are closed with ice. There were about 10k people without power earlier and I would expect as the ice continues to sit and weigh down the weaker lines, we will see power continue to decline in some areas.

So I'm sorry BB, I usually agree with most of your posts and enjoy your common reasoning - but I respectfully have to disagree with most of this one.

And I'd like to tell anyone reading this trying to decide to venture out - Unless you're Emergency personnel, NO ONE SHOULD BE ON THE ROADS - why even try to risk it? Stay home and drink hot chocolate or coffee.
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