View Full Version : Winter storm '13 TX, OK, AR, MO Sound off

12-05-2013, 03:24 PM
since the ice/sleet/snow has started i wanted to make sure everyone was doing alright. I know that the northerners are going to scoff at the paltry 3-6 inches of crap expected to be dumped on us, but knowing my area, 1/2" of precip can close schools and fubar traffic.

So sound off and let us know you're alright!

Victory Sabre
12-05-2013, 04:30 PM
I'm in the Frozen tundra of Minnesota, and it sucks here. Right now it's 2F (-16C), and the wind is blowing at 21mph. This means the windchill is -25F (-31C).

We also had 6 inches of the crap here, and it made the roads a nightmare yesterday. At least I'm not in the Two Harbors area that got 42 inches of that crap.

12-05-2013, 04:34 PM
In west texas, and its sleeting. Some of the smaller school districts have had early dismissals and we've already had at least two wrecks from stupid drivers!

12-05-2013, 04:50 PM
I live near the Dallas/Fort Worth area, and it's supposed to get up to 38 F today, and only 32 F tomorrow.

The weather is supposed to be such that they moved a couple of high school football playoff games from Friday Night to Thursday Night, and moved the kickoff up an hour and a half, just to try to beat the freezing temps and possible freezing rain/sleet.

12-05-2013, 05:36 PM
based on the radar im seeing right now everything south and east of I-44 is getting hit pretty hard with sleet and freezing rain, mother nature really knows how to fuck you with your pants on dont she

Ironclad Alibi
12-05-2013, 05:57 PM
Lucky me. I'm driving up to Pittsburgh from DC tomorrow, and back on Monday. I am hoping the oncoming storm will either slow down, or go somewhere else. But it doesn't look like it will.

12-05-2013, 06:38 PM
It seems to be OK here so far. Fortunately, I have enough groceries that I won't need to go to the store if it gets really icky later.

12-05-2013, 06:52 PM
just stepped out on the stoop and the sleet comming down sounds like a hard and fast saute, kinda creepy

12-06-2013, 03:13 AM
Kiddo is officially not going to school. Wish i could say the same for work!

12-06-2013, 03:18 AM
Okay, and I'm not going to complain about the glaze of ice that made things a bitch that we got here in Iowa yesterday. Everyone stay safe out there!

12-06-2013, 04:34 AM
well, only half an inch of crunchy sleet/snow at my apt, lot is slicker than glass, the sand trucks are out but it will take a while to get things done, more is expected tomarrow with ending accumulations around 3-6" im hoping for the former personally

12-06-2013, 04:57 AM
It's -4F right now and I don't want to know the wind chill temp.

12-06-2013, 05:44 PM
It's -4F right now and I don't want to know the wind chill temp.

:lol: I hear ya. I've only got so much gear to put on and still get something done, so once that negative shows up, I don't bother listening/watching anymore.

NE Wisconsin, and we really lucked out on phase one. Snowed, but the temp held enough on Wednesday to wash everything fairly clear with rain, then the precip stopped before the temps plummeted.

Re: thread title - it's ominously quiet from all my Missouri friends. We used to get one or two ice storms a year when I lived there - not fun, and not something you can get used to (driving and walking-wise) so I hope they are hunkered down.

12-06-2013, 09:32 PM
San Antonio here, and we have...well, just a bunch of cold. No sleet or rain, yet. My big Christmas party is tomorrow so hopefully the bad weather doesn't come this far south. Most of my guests are local, but one couple is coming down from Austin and I'd hate for them to have to drive in freezing rain (or miss the festivities.) On the other hand, the 35 degree temperatures have meant that my garage has doubled as an excellent second fridge for things that need to kept cool!

12-06-2013, 11:40 PM
Where I am in Kentucky, we got quite a bit of the freezing rain this morning. It switched to snow sometime in the early afternoon. Now I'd say we've probably got an inch or two of snow on top of the ice. More's coming tomorrow.

12-06-2013, 11:57 PM
I am in Northern KY. Ice this morning and began snowing around 1 pm. We went out after dinner and it's about 2-3 inches and still snowing hard! Seems the Snowpocalypse was actually the real thing this time. It took my husband an hour and a half to make the 25 minute drive home from work.

12-07-2013, 02:56 AM
ended up with 3 1/2" of crunchy snow. highways were a mess durring the day, but comming home after a wedding it was pretty much clear and dry for most of the drive. till i hit my town in the suburbs. the plows had to have been set to 2" above the road deck. no salt or sand. very pathetic. i just hope that they get their shit together before i have to go back to work on monday

12-11-2013, 12:43 AM
Quickie recap from Sunday. :)

12-12-2013, 04:04 AM
Quickie recap from Sunday. :)

Yeah, we've had unusually cold temperatures here in the Pacific Northwest, too. I've never been in negative temperatures before. Very very cold, even inside the apartment. Extra blankets on every bed, all faucets dripping to keep them from freezing, heat turned up. Thick snow (eight inches in some parts!) on the ground for several days, now turning into slick ice. :(

I had a couple of my shifts cut because nobody was shopping due to the road conditions (and this is supposed to be the Christmas rush time!). School's been cancelled since Friday due to same; son is on Cloud Nine about it! I hope they can reopen soon.