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Originally posted by jssaylor2007
Checking in from the panhandle of Texas to say, we have gotten our first snow in quite a few years. To all of you who haven't yet, just continue to have faith. We havent had measurable rainfall in our area in about 3 years, and all of our land is starting to blow in resemblance of the dust bowl era.
This snow hasnt been a terribly large amount (2-3 inches), but any amount is a great change from where we have been.
Originally posted by FissionSurplus
The weather has been freaky, no doubt, and I think the weather forecasters are having a hard time coming up with a computer model that is accurate. I suspect there is an "X" factor in play that they're not completely aware of....or not wanting to admit.
I have a funny feeling that, just as people get complacent about no snow, and very mild winter weather, they're going to get slammed hard with oppressive amounts of snow, and extremely cold temperatures.
As far as Texas goes, yeah, we were abnormally warm, had no precipitation out here in west Texas for all of November, and where I live, just south and west of the panhandle, we finally got some cold temps and a dusting of snow a few days ago. Just a dusting, though, not enough to make any difference with the dusty fields which get stirred up everytime we have a front blow though. However, when it comes to Texas, the weather fluctuates so wildly that you can be wearing shorts and a tank top with flip flops one day in December, and be freezing in a parka and snow boots the next. So we're used to bipolar weather.
The jet stream appears to be in a summer pattern. The weather world-wide is topsy-turvy. Strange times ineed.