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jackie schmidt
12-08-2017, 07:55 PM
Hey, it snowed in Houston last night, and we woke up to cars and a little ground covered.

I had to drive over to Orange to look at a job at WestPort Shipyard. I got on the road at 5:AM.

All the way, I drove through a rather beautiful site compared to the usual mundane rice fields and pastures.

When I got to Orange, I passed the City Hall, with it's Christmas Decorations all set up, covered in snow.

And three was Santa, in his sleigh, with the raindeer hooked up...

In Orange Texas.....,,,in the snow!!

What are the odds. It made a great, possibly once in a lifetime picture

http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20438&stc=1&d=1512780871

classcat
12-08-2017, 08:03 PM
Thats Nothing. It snowed in Phoenix about 8 years ago

Joe P Phoenix

Dave Coots
12-08-2017, 10:09 PM
Cut the bragging guys. It snowed once in Iowa too.....😎😎

Have a good Christmas.

Later
Dave

CYanchycki
12-08-2017, 10:46 PM
A once in a lifetime experience for you in Texas.

I would love to see a 50 or 60 degree day here in Manitoba in December with NO snow. Odds of that......nil......

Glad you had an opportunity to get this on film.....lol.....film.....okay SD card.

Merry Christmas
Calvin

Chism G
12-09-2017, 08:51 AM
Something I will never forget. I was on an assignment in Miami,Fla in January 1977. It snowed in Miami and some surrounding counties. I got pictures of it on slide film.

Thanks for the Pictures Jackie.

Glenn

redrockranger
12-09-2017, 09:49 AM
Cut the bragging guys. It snowed once in Iowa too.....😎😎

Have a good Christmas.

Later
Dave

I believe it was April 9, 1973 ????????

Butch Lambert
12-09-2017, 10:10 AM
I believe it was April 9, 1973 ????????

Wasn't it April 1st?

vlcakc
12-09-2017, 12:26 PM
Although I never officially "lived" in Houston, I commuted to work there for many years in the 1970's and 1980's. In on Monday morning and out on Friday afternoon. I can remember at least 3 times there were snow or ice storms. A hog on ice has nothing on Houstonian drivers on a slick freeway! Vic

Dave Coots
12-09-2017, 09:08 PM
I believe it was April 9, 1973 ????????

Yep, probably had 16 inches here. We call that a "light dusting" and wait for some real accumulation before we send out the plows.


Dave

tim
12-09-2017, 11:01 PM
All right I have just one question........When did Frosty the snowman becomepart of the nativity scene ?

As an aside all you guys are getting pounded and here in upstate NY I'm still looking at green grass. Figure it must be because I bought my season ski pass this week.

Fotheringill
12-12-2017, 02:04 PM
What a bunch of woosies.

Wilbur
12-12-2017, 02:16 PM
Tim - according to the weather report you need to dust off that ski pass!

fx77
12-12-2017, 02:36 PM
Call that Snow??
Well, even a blind pig occasionally finds an acorn :)

Butch Lambert
12-13-2017, 10:45 AM
Although I never officially "lived" in Houston, I commuted to work there for many years in the 1970's and 1980's. In on Monday morning and out on Friday afternoon. I can remember at least 3 times there were snow or ice storms. A hog on ice has nothing on Houstonian drivers on a slick freeway! Vic

Damn few folks from any place can handle black ice as it was a normal road.

vlcakc
12-13-2017, 12:44 PM
Damn few folks from any place can handle black ice as it was a normal road.

Butch: No black ice. Just 2 or 3" of the powdery white stuff! Vic

adamsgt
12-13-2017, 02:47 PM
Damn few folks from any place can handle black ice as it was a normal road.Years ago when I was stationed at Plattsburgh AFB NY , my wife went to Burlington VT for Christmas shopping. On the way back to the ferry to NY she hit a patch of black ice on the interstate and went off the road into a gully in the median. She had eight fractures in her spine and spent four months on her back in a hospital in Burlington. I spent a lot of time on the ferry going to visit her 2-3 days a week. It's really hard to see that black ice at night.

Butch Lambert
12-13-2017, 03:18 PM
Butch: No black ice. Just 2 or 3" of the powdery white stuff! Vic

Vic,
I'm an Okie that has lived in Texas for several years. I did live in Alaska for about 8 years. The folks that had the most trouble are the people with their 4WD. They finally figured it out. Helped in deep snow, but little other advantage.

GerryM
12-13-2017, 10:50 PM
Let me update Tims report/
we now have 12 inches of snow and more coming with low temps for the next 4 days.
No More green grass here

dmort
12-14-2017, 12:33 AM
Vic,
I'm an Okie that has lived in Texas for several years. I did live in Alaska for about 8 years. The folks that had the most trouble are the people with their 4WD. They finally figured it out. Helped in deep snow, but little other advantage.

You are so right.

Mort

Chism G
01-17-2018, 09:10 AM
Hey, it snowed in Houston last night, and we woke up to cars and a little ground covered.

I had to drive over to Orange to look at a job at WestPort Shipyard. I got on the road at 5:AM.

All the way, I drove through a rather beautiful site compared to the usual mundane rice fields and pastures.

When I got to Orange, I passed the City Hall, with it's Christmas Decorations all set up, covered in snow.

And three was Santa, in his sleigh, with the raindeer hooked up...

In Orange Texas.....,,,in the snow!!

What are the odds. It made a great, possibly once in a lifetime picture

http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=20438&stc=1&d=1512780871


It happened again in this lifetime. Snow and ice in Houston,Tx. The news media all over Texas is talking about it. Just goes to show,never say never.

It was 6 degrees in Denton,Tx(about 40 miles north of Downtown Dallas) this morning. No snow.
Just to make a comparison, it was 27 in Fairbanks,AK.

There is an old saying,down here in Texas,..If you donít like the weather,just wait awhile.


Glenn

Bill Gammon
01-17-2018, 10:26 AM
Here in Ontario, we have a saying. If you don't like the weather at the back door, go out the front door. We do not get the cold temperatures that they do out West, but we get snow and lots of it. 76.5 inches at last count and winter is half over. Oh well we don't have hurricanes, or mosquitoes in May, the Black Flies keep them away.

josh shrum
01-17-2018, 11:50 AM
Oh well we don't have hurricanes, or mosquitoes in May, the Black Flies keep them away.

Some of the worst storms I have ever seen were at our place in Loring , Ontario. Must not be too close to you, as you could actually hear the hum of the giant mosquito clouds most evenings. It was like someone with their bass speaker cranked to 11, you felt it more than you heard it.

Gorgeous country, great folks too.

Josh