Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Yes, but it's really cold in Amarillo

New stuff I’ve learned since winter began in Minneapolis:

####!!!****!!!### ice (or snow)
Arctic sunshine
Rumor has it that Arctic air is germ free
Ice boulders falling from wheel wells
###!!!****!!!### slow driver
###!!!****!!!### fast driver
Soon, it’s going to “warm up” to twenty degrees, won’t that be nice?

Bald eagles hang out over the Mississippi during the worst of winter. They tend to stay near open water where they might snatch a fish. However, more and more of the river is icing up.

Some ice fishermen “troll” for fish by drilling hole after hole in the ice with power augers. Trouble comes when they connect the dots.

Flurries are predicted again this week. Maybe an inch. But we only have 143 days left of the possible snow season. The last day is on Tasa's birthday.


Anonymous said...

When I heard we would be down to 7 degrees Thursday morning with a high of 24, I was not looking forward to it at all. When I saw your high was going to be around 4 degrees I quit complaining.


Ken Martin said...

George, you seem to be getting what Rebecca calls--in talking about how excited the Austin weather reporters get when there's some kind of storm brewing--a "weather woody."

Of course, maybe a weather woody is better than no woody at all, so enjoy it.

Blog of Ages said...

That's funny.

You know how cold it is swimming in Barton Springs. So cold that you don't drag any moss.

Same thing up here. Only more so.

Paula said...

That's probably more true than not about Arctic air. People who live in cold climates generally live long lives, that is, those that survive to old age. Few infections. No lie! Only certain microbes can thrive in the cold. Most bacteria prefer warm, moist places. I'll let you think about where that might be...

Anonymous said...

It appears you are a little stressed with the winter weather. I don't think psychiatry or counseling will help...mostly as a friend I would tell you like the last ten years of ZERO...this to shall pass. Or we are all gone. Bill

Anonymous said...

A "weather woody" huh? I now understand why they only shoot the KXAN weather maven from the waist up!

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine the pain of the kind of cold you describe. We have had 6 weeks of colder than usual weather lingering between 47 and 16. Most of the days have been in the 30's with wind that would make the chill factor result in the 20's. When I read your blogs, I feel like a wimp. I have been to church only 1 Sunday during this period as the cold really makes my new knee hurt.
In the afternoon, I sometimes waddle out if the sun shines and the wind is calm. These opportunities will soon be even more limited we are expecting 2 days of weather in the teens. I never thought that I would long for the Texas spring/summer. Now I understand why our friends from Michigan don't want to move back. COLD HURTS! Keep writing about your cold weather as it makes ours seem less threatening.
cousin pam

Cowtown Pattie said...

Yep, it's gonna get colder here in the Cowtown of the western world!

Hubby and I laugh at what makes weather news around here. Anytime there's a chance of freezing precipitation- Kman refers to it as the "great white death".

Texans - especially in our neck o'tha woods are notoriously horrendous drivers on slick roads. We suck at it, including this weeny cowgirl.

Diana (Diane) Maria said...

Happy New Year!

I was checking the current temps when I came across this...
"The mercury hit 1 degree above about 11:30 a.m. But as of 12:51 p.m., the mercury was 4 degrees below zero with a windchill of 20 below. High temperatures may reach up to 7 degrees today, with windchills as low as 30 below zero. Temperatures will remain roughly the same overnight..."
I know it's cold in the windy city. But compared to Minnesota, we're having a heat wave.

I was in Florida one winter when the temp was 40 degrees (above zero) and I couldn't believe the complaining I heard from the locals about it being "so cold". They were considering closing the schools. (For crying out loud!) So I'm assuming those in Minnesota would call us wimps for whining about single digit temps here. But our schools are still open. I'm a teacher and it has to get a lot colder than this before I get a day off work. (I'm not counting Thanksgiving vacation, winter vacation, spring break, summer vacation and the birthdays of all those dead presidents in between.)

One more thing...
Thanks for visiting 'Moe Daily'. I discovered your blog not too long ago and I've been a fan ever since.


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