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    Snow twice in a week... in DALLAS!

    Ok, Texas is known for its wild weather, but this is getting a bit much even for our standards.

    Sunday afternoon I was riding in shorts and a lightweight long sleeve jersey.

    Monday evening - night it SNOWED. Enough that in McKinney there was 2-3" accumulation on lawns, cars and homes.

    Tuesday and Wed were nice, clear days, yesterday's high was near 70.

    Right now we are under a Winter Storm Warning, the slushy snowy sleet crap has already started, more frozen as you move north from the center of Dallas to the suburbs. Forecast is showing the rain / snow to turn into all snow by late evening and on into the morning hours.

    Oh, and it should be near 60 again by Sunday afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
    Ok, Texas is known for its wild weather, but this is getting a bit much even for our standards.

    Sunday afternoon I was riding in shorts and a lightweight long sleeve jersey.

    Monday evening - night it SNOWED. Enough that in McKinney there was 2-3" accumulation on lawns, cars and homes.

    Tuesday and Wed were nice, clear days, yesterday's high was near 70.

    Right now we are under a Winter Storm Warning, the slushy snowy sleet crap has already started, more frozen as you move north from the center of Dallas to the suburbs. Forecast is showing the rain / snow to turn into all snow by late evening and on into the morning hours.

    Oh, and it should be near 60 again by Sunday afternoon.
    You've been misbehaving, haven't you ?

    Don't go driving in that--you'll get killed by all the people who don't know how to control a vehicle .

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    The first day I was ever in Dallas there was 2-3" of ice everywhere. All the road crews could do was sprinkle sand in major intersections. I thought it was hilarious.

    p.s. - They're forecasting swarms of locusts in late July.
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    Sounds like you got Colorado's normal winter weather... I wonder who's weather we got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    You've been misbehaving, haven't you ?

    Don't go driving in that--you'll get killed by all the people who don't know how to control a vehicle .

    East Hill
    I figured out a few years ago that most of the accidents during ice/snow are caused because those of us who know how to drive safely in it do so, then people who don't know how to drive safely in it see us go past them, and figure they can do the same. Except they can't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Sounds like you got Colorado's normal winter weather... I wonder who's weather we got?
    our own!!

    The trails were finally drying out and WHAM!! More snow. Oh well give some lovin to the road bike
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    I remember several ice storms in Austin and even one pretty good snowstorm in Houston during my four years in Texas in the mid 80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Sounds like you got Colorado's normal winter weather... I wonder who's weather we got?
    Except for the 70 degree days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    Except for the 70 degree days
    Nope, that would be a normal CO winter day, generally 2 days after a snowstorm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
    Ok, Texas is known for its wild weather, but this is getting a bit much even for our standards.

    Sunday afternoon I was riding in shorts and a lightweight long sleeve jersey.

    Monday evening - night it SNOWED. Enough that in McKinney there was 2-3" accumulation on lawns, cars and homes.

    Tuesday and Wed were nice, clear days, yesterday's high was near 70.

    Right now we are under a Winter Storm Warning, the slushy snowy sleet crap has already started, more frozen as you move north from the center of Dallas to the suburbs. Forecast is showing the rain / snow to turn into all snow by late evening and on into the morning hours.

    Oh, and it should be near 60 again by Sunday afternoon.
    Yep, time to move south again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    Except for the 70 degree days
    Saturday we had a high of 74* and a great day to ride. Sunday 4+ inches of snow

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    3:20pm yuck. Yes, I came home early. Snow in the air, water on the ground.

    Side note- the stadium sucks, I have to hear games and bands and winning teams car horns up to 4 nights a week in season.

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    Wow, I've heard that expression, "If God had intended Texans to ski, He'd have made BS white"...

    Now, if you only had mountains...
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    Yup, I went riding at 9pm last night in shorts and a short sleeved jersey......now I'm freezing my arse off and about to go put my cold feet on my wife. ha-ha!!!

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    I get a kick out of what Texans consider cold.

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    So I leave the office at 2:30, as the preschool was closing early today, and one block from my office I see the first car in a ditch. Right after that, I look up to see a maroon pickup coming towards me around a bend. The idiot was speeding in the snow, loses control, does a 720, spinning into my lane. I stop as fast as I can, and get as close to the ditch as I can, and the truck stops less than 5 feet from my front bumper. He is sideways, drivers door facing my front bumper. With a bunch of tire spinning, he finally gets going again and WAVES at me as he drives off. GRRRRRRRRRRRR. Why do people in trucks and four wheel drive vehicles think that physics does not affect their vehicles?
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    Yeah it is pretty funny down here when there is a bit of ice on the road. By funny I mean deadly.

    I used to work at Big Sky Resort in Montana which was an hour away from the nearest airport. It was not uncommon for a family of southerners to fly in, rent an SUV and promptly slide off a cliff into gallatin canyon. The first month I was there a family from Mississippi hit my friend's husband dead on at 50 mph. The parents were killed in front of their children as was my friend's husband.

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    18 messages and nobody's said this disproves global warming yet?
    you can value democracy and at the same time think the people are stupid and need the government to tell them what they should hear or what to think...Voters are manipulable subjects, kinda like lab rats...You can respect people and understand that they're contemptible. There's no mishap of logic there...Authoritarian governments exist for the people too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Why do people in trucks and four wheel drive vehicles think that physics does not affect their vehicles?
    This happened in Texas, did it not?

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    I gotta laugh.

    Here in Juneau, it was 41 and rain today. I think we were actually about 5 degrees WARMER than you Dallas guys and gals...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boneshake View Post
    18 messages and nobody's said this disproves global warming yet?
    That would be because if you understand how GW is supposed to work, the indicators of global climate change is unnatural weather patterns.

    Such as hurricanes hitting he pacific sides of the US and Mexico, the freak tornadoes that hit Tennessee and ky, and the overall frequency and strength of hurricanes and tornadoes alike, such as Katrina. There's also that whole ice shelf collapsing thing but hey.....

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    Not much on the roads nor anywhere else here at the moment. At this rate I won't have a problem getting to work at a normal time tomorrow. I was so hoping for a reason to sleep in late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    ... He is sideways, drivers door facing my front bumper. With a bunch of tire spinning, he finally gets going again and WAVES at me as he drives off. GRRRRRRRRRRRR. Why do people in trucks and four wheel drive vehicles think that physics does not affect their vehicles?
    jsharr, - I don't know how to break this to ya pal. Open your eyes and look around. You're surrounded by... <gasp> ... Texans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post
    Not much on the roads nor anywhere else here at the moment. At this rate I won't have a problem getting to work at a normal time tomorrow. I was so hoping for a reason to sleep in late.


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