The forecast changed rapidly and some times the news meteorologists have been wrong. But not a few days ago.
I drove up to my Christmas destination on the evening of the 23rd. It was really crazy. When I left it was 73 out. a 2.5 hour drive later and it was in the 40′s. The original forecast earlier that day talked about a chance of a trace of snow and really cold weather over Christmas. When I arrived the forecast change to 1-2″ of snow. Now bedtime we check again and now it’s changed to 2-4″ of snow but not until mid day after some rain and sleet.
So when we woke up, nothing major was taking place and my mother in law and I were headed into town to get some last minute things a little more food, just in case we lost power, etc. About 9 or so, sleet was starting to accumulate pretty fast so we took off. For me the roads were not that bad. Mostly slush at this point. By the time we were done, all the non snow driving people were getting stuck and trying to do things you just don’t do in the snowy weather. Then the winds pick up to a constant 20-30 mph level. Sleet hurts when it pelts you in the face at this speed.
By the time we got home they issued a blizzard warning and the snow started falling. It was just crazy. I think in total we got 7-8″. The snow drifts with the 50mph gusts created some areas that were over 20″ deep. It was fun and really cold, but it was nice to have a white Christmas.
Back on Memorial day weekend we went up to Oklahoma to my wife’s parents house for Friday night and Saturday night. We went to celebrate her grandmothers birthday and mine. But the real emphasis was on Nany.
It was a little humid that day with a couple brief spats of sprinkles. Then during the party I kept watching these cells building off in the distance which provided (in my opinion) awesome pictures. It was kind of hard to pay close attention to the party. Which for me was tough cause I love storms, storm structure, etc.
Here are a few pics from that day.
They simply are. Weather in general is just awesome. And before you judge that, I have a little disclaimer. Summer in Texas where it’s 100+ for more than 2 days is not awesome. LOL
I like watching the structure of clouds/storms as they build up. Last night was a good example. Now I didn’t have my camera with me for the storm that hit, I had to take the photos on my in-laws camera and have not received the pictures yet. But I do want to post a few that I took earlier in the day.
I hope to post more later tonight or tomorrow of the big storm that came in. Enjoy these 2 for now.
I love clouds. I cannot help it. I love to take pictures of different angles of the clouds, etc. I grab a couple shots the other morning and I’m going to post them now. Also that afternoon in traffic I saw this bright pink almost candy looking paint job (reminds me of my lowrider days) and decided to snap a picture of that as well.
Granted there is still 9 hours left in the work day, but hey, it’s Friday right?
I have a semi busy weekend planned out. Although the rain and storms today and tonight might put some of those off.
If the rain calms down by 5ish we decided to head out to the horse races. It will be the first live race for us this racing season. We really enjoy going out there.
Saturday morning we will be having our last spring league soccer game (if the weather holds) and then hopefully that will be followed up by a 2-3 week break. I think the team is burned out and they do not want to give it there all anymore. In fact two days ago at practice it was a horrible turnout and most of them (90%) just wanted to be lazy and walk around. If they were able to drive I would have just canceled practice since they were wasting my time.
Saturday Evening we are going out to dinner some friends from church. It should be a lot of fun and to hang out with them.
Sunday morning is church and then in the evening community group so that will round out our weekend pretty much.
Any big plans?
What are you going to be doing?