Snow Pictures from Carrie ...

roselee z8b S.W. TexasFebruary 6, 2014

These were sent to me by Carrie who took them a few minutes ago. She says this is what the weather man calls a 'dusting'. It looks like a little more than that to me.

Carrie, knowing how you feel about winter I'm sure you are simply thrilled. ;-) I'm kidding of course, but it does look magicaly and beautiful!

The temperature is still 28 here at 11:23 and there is a light dusting of the white stuff at my house, but not enough to make for pretty pictures like yours. Thanks for sending.

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melvalena

My place had similar coverage.
Pavement areas that weren't in the shade all melted.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 8:09AM
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PKponder TX(7b)

Beautiful pictures and miserable cold :-)

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 4:12PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I learned that what we had here was graupel; soft little balls that form when snow flakes fall through freezing mists. It's a fairly unusual occurance it seems. Some of them lasted through the second day.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pictures of graupel on Shirley's Rock-Oak-Deer blog

This post was edited by roselee on Fri, Feb 7, 14 at 21:58

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 9:55PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Agree Pam, miserable cold !!!!

Those are great photos from Shirley's yard..............hasn't this been an unusual winter??? And LONG ????

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 10:15PM
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PKponder TX(7b)

It's been longer periods of cold than 'normal' for sure. With the weather bouncing up and down, I've been sick. I've had a cold or the flu for 8 weeks or more, so sick of the cold and coughing!

    Bookmark   February 7, 2014 at 11:23PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Pam, I am so sorry you are sick. Cold is bad enough, but sick and cold is totally unacceptable. Hope you are better and soon.

    Bookmark   February 8, 2014 at 10:07AM
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rcnaylor(z7 Tex)

Well, that settles it, the pool party at Carrie's is CANCELLED! ;)

And, Pam, you might try one of those lights that simulates daylight. Some folks claim they really help this time of year. Hope you get better soon.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 9:10AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I was thinking of scheduling another one, RC, but second round (ice pellets I believe) is forecast for tomorrow..........so may have to wait for Spring. That is, unless you get out there and close the gate.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 10:09AM
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melvalena

Pam, I hope you get to feeling better real soon...

Yes Carrie, someone does need to get out there and close that gate!

RC.. You're closest to it. :)

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 1:44PM
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rcnaylor(z7 Tex)

They tell us another round is swinging through up here tonight. I'm thinking a warm drink by a hot fire sounds better tonight than going out to close gates!

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 4:44PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Gail, I do believe our "gatekeeper" has lost his zeal for closing the gate. It may be a longer winter than we anticipated.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2014 at 9:46PM
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melvalena

I agree Carrie.. but I don't blame him. I certainly wouldn't be getting out in it to close the gate!
But after today our forecast looks really nice.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 8:50AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Ha.....RC already knows I wouldn't be going out in the cold to close any gates. I can only hope that we have only a few short weeks of this cold left. He must have closed one of the gates though, as I didn't have any white stuff this morning. Thanks, RC.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 9:54AM
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rcnaylor(z7 Tex)

I can't take any credit... but, supposed to be almost 80 here Saturday. Not bad.

And, you guys might get a kick out of this. We had "plant snow" yesterday. Really. One of the chemical plants up at Borger (50 miles or so NE) apparently pumps out a lot of warm moist air, and we got snow from it. Some places got up to 4 and half inches. We just got about an inch or so here in town. but, it snowed a big part of the day. At times you could see the sun while it was snowing.

We were in the "plume". Not sure how you shut the gate on a plume. lol

    Bookmark   February 11, 2014 at 9:10PM
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melvalena

That's pretty amazing about the plant snow, RC.

I can't wait for the temps to get warmer here.. and stay that way.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 8:31AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Me, too !!!!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 9:34AM
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PKponder TX(7b)

It was a bit warmer today :-) I walked the yard during my lunch break.

RC, that snow does sound amazing!

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 9:12PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I plan on doing some outside walking myself, Pam, if the seventies are as warm as they sound.

    Bookmark   February 12, 2014 at 10:17PM
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