Sunday, March 29, 2009

Snow in the Texas Panhandle

At first they said it was a blizzard but the Amarillo paper set us straight this morning - nothing but good old snow and Texas Panhandle wind.  Apparently there are certain conditions to be met to be a blizzard.  From the Amarillo Globe News:

  Blizzard Amarillo
Wind 35 mph 24 mph
Snow a lot 6.9" (Fri. p.m.)
Temp n/a 19 F
Visibility near zero zero
 
Isn't this the funniest comparison you have seen?  Strange maybe?  Anyway, just wanted to share some photos too.
 
During and after and all the time.
 
03-27-09 Snow 07 DSC07803 DSC07832 03-27-09 Snow 01 DSC07835 DSC07842
DSC07830 DSC07840 DSC07864 DSC07861
We have had the boys since Wednesday night.  Kathleen and Mike are in Las Vegas for a wedding. I think both are homesick just a bit.  The boys are probably faring a bit better.  After all, snow is a great diversion.  And they did have fun in it.  In fact, we offered to take them to Braum's last night.  "Do you want to play in the snow some more or let's go get ice cream?"  Zane said "I wanna play in the snow!"  Amazing.  So, we played in the snow - then yes, we did make the ice cream run.
 
DSC07866DSC07873 DSC07871 DSC07867 DSC07880 DSC07888 DSC07885DSC07887 
And anything Zachary did, of course Zane had to do.
DSC07892  DSC07893
But we are the Texas Panhandle and the snow really has melted.  There are still drifts but the roads are clear.  I think we will be back to warm tomorrow, if not today.
 
Plans today are to take Dad and the boys to lunch and to the store.  Back to real life.  Ross back to work. 

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Annie, Jamestown, ny said...

Hi Becky, just found your blog. Wow, snow in Texas! We live in WNY and we know someone who wants to move to the panhandle to escape the lake effect snow we have here.Mmmm. I am going to enjoy your blog and see what it's really like to live in the panhandle.

Lisa said...

HOLY COW Becky....it was cold here, but it didn't snow thank goodness! We're wearing shorts today...it's 73.....I can't believe your photos...WOW WOW WOW!

Lisa

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Snow in the Texas Panhandle

At first they said it was a blizzard but the Amarillo paper set us straight this morning - nothing but good old snow and Texas Panhandle wind.  Apparently there are certain conditions to be met to be a blizzard.  From the Amarillo Globe News:

  Blizzard Amarillo
Wind 35 mph 24 mph
Snow a lot 6.9" (Fri. p.m.)
Temp n/a 19 F
Visibility near zero zero
 
Isn't this the funniest comparison you have seen?  Strange maybe?  Anyway, just wanted to share some photos too.
 
During and after and all the time.
 
03-27-09 Snow 07 DSC07803 DSC07832 03-27-09 Snow 01 DSC07835 DSC07842
DSC07830 DSC07840 DSC07864 DSC07861
We have had the boys since Wednesday night.  Kathleen and Mike are in Las Vegas for a wedding. I think both are homesick just a bit.  The boys are probably faring a bit better.  After all, snow is a great diversion.  And they did have fun in it.  In fact, we offered to take them to Braum's last night.  "Do you want to play in the snow some more or let's go get ice cream?"  Zane said "I wanna play in the snow!"  Amazing.  So, we played in the snow - then yes, we did make the ice cream run.
 
DSC07866DSC07873 DSC07871 DSC07867 DSC07880 DSC07888 DSC07885DSC07887 
And anything Zachary did, of course Zane had to do.
DSC07892  DSC07893
But we are the Texas Panhandle and the snow really has melted.  There are still drifts but the roads are clear.  I think we will be back to warm tomorrow, if not today.
 
Plans today are to take Dad and the boys to lunch and to the store.  Back to real life.  Ross back to work. 

2 comments:

Annie, Jamestown, ny said...

Hi Becky, just found your blog. Wow, snow in Texas! We live in WNY and we know someone who wants to move to the panhandle to escape the lake effect snow we have here.Mmmm. I am going to enjoy your blog and see what it's really like to live in the panhandle.

Lisa said...

HOLY COW Becky....it was cold here, but it didn't snow thank goodness! We're wearing shorts today...it's 73.....I can't believe your photos...WOW WOW WOW!

Lisa

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