Monday, January 26, 2009

Looks like this area will get light ice,

with the nasty stuff being east and south this time. To give an idea, here's my pecan tree out front just before dark:Very thin layer on top, maybe .1". In comparison to the storm last winter:
which caused me to be without power for a full week. This year, go about 60-80 miles east and southeast, and you get
Tonight: Freezing rain. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 29. North northeast wind between 9 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total nighttime ice accumulation of 0.2 to 0.4 of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Occasional freezing rain. High near 29. North wind between 11 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New ice accumulation of 0.3 to 0.5 of an inch possible.
Worst case, they're looking at damn near an inch of ice. That means massive power outages, trees down all over, the whole works. Very bad.

Map looks like north Texas is getting/will get some, maybe .2" total; bad enough, but shouldn't take trees or many lines down. Which is good.

Right now, I can hear one of the icy-street serenades; I live on a hill, and some people just can't get it through their heads that when the head up a slope they need to keep their momentum, and if the road is clear ahead of them build some before they start up. So they get stuck out front and I get to hear their tires spinning. Sometimes on and on, because they also don't get the idea that you can't power your way out of it. Couple of times in the past I've gone out with the kitty litter and helped people get over the hump, but I gave that up: both the chance of being run over, and the morons who, when you tell them "Easy, just barely give it gas", as soon as they start moving stomp on the damn pedal and break loose again. Not only do they tend to fishtail a bit, but their tires throw the ice and litter around. So no more do I do that.

Security Staff seems to be back to normal, with one exception: she really liked the special canned food, and considers her usual dry to be not really acceptable anymore. Which she'll have to get over, as that stuff was both prescription and expensive. As in "I have a prescription for a steak dinner every meal" in human terms expensive. I did pick up some canned, the type with chunks and gravy, and mixed it with the dry; not what she wanted, but acceptable. Barely.

I just seem to have this talent for disappointing females...


Anthony said...

We have had enough of the ice here in NH, although the snow is beginning to become a real pain in the ass. Here in Nashua, we have had a storm a week sporting 8-12". Nowhere left to put the shit, and another 8-14" scheduled for this Wednesday. Screw Al Gore. Perhaps he might be available to help me shovel out...

Anonymous said...

Try mixing a little bit of the dry food and wet food together; gradually reduce the wet food. Sometimes that works.

Firehand said...

8-12"? Per week?? Damn. Back hurts just thinking about clearing that.

Yeah, that's what I did; not what she wanted, but acceptable.