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.
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.
"Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning." - The late/great George Carlin