Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First Feb Chill

Dallas-Ft Worth had an "Artic Blast" come thru last night. Rain first, then sleet then snow. The city, right now, rivals any sheet of ice anywhere. There are just 60 sand trucks in Dallas to work the ice. In Ft Worth--which is 30 miles to the west, used all theirs and await another shipment. On top of that, this wintry mix shows up during Super Bowl week. Our normal highs are to be 50's-60's.

I did get up to shower and get ready for work. Here in Dallas, every local TV station does extra duty to tell you about the storm and conditions. I could hear 'treacherous' just so many times. They always say to not go if you don't have to. Yea. Yea. Yea. I'm from Iowa. We just GO in snow and ice.

Well, turns out the Dallas-Ft Worth school districts closed. That NEVER happens. Some smaller districts announced closing last night. Then the City of Dallas closed. I looked at the screen more attentive. The shots were of ice covered high ways and byways. My company was open and said just be careful on our way in. I thought of the parking lot. It would be nothing less than an ice rink.

I called my boss at 6:10 AM and left a message. I wouldn't be in by my usual time, however I did plan to go in about noon. I didn't. It wasn't until 12:30 did I see a car even go down my street. As of right now--it's 9:15 PM, schools, included DFW schools are closed for tomorrow.

Am I going in on Wednesday? I plan too. We'll see how the roads are in the morning. The weather people say this is the coldest we've been in 15 years. I got cats and quilts to get me thru!

Yea, I'm from Iowa, but when the temp is below zero windchill, it doesn't matter where you live!

Stay tuned.

2 comments:

Raymond and Busby said...

Tommy, stay safe and we hope the roads are better tomorrow if you feel like you have to go into work.

Old Kitty said...

My goodness - that's some cold weather you're having!! Glad you are inside with your kitties! Stay safe and take extra care please! x