North Texas Prepares for Icemageddon 2013

North Texas Prepares for Icemageddon 2013

North Texas braces for ice-laden winter storm

All of North Texas will be under a Winter Storm Warning starting at 6 p.m. Thursday and extending until 6 p.m. Friday. The system will bring the coldest temperatures of the year along with the potential for practically all of North Texas to be covered in ice.

The first dose of cold air is moved into the region late Wednesday, and temperatures were expected to drop into the 30s by daybreak Thursday. The mercury will hold steady or slowly fall throughout the day, and we’ll be right around the freezing mark around 6 p.m.

We’re in for a frosty weekend. “We do not make it above freezing until Monday afternoon,” WFAA Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus said. SOURCE

Winter Storm Dec 2013

Get ready North Texas, IT IS COMING! The dreaded North Texas ICEMAGEDDON!

We went to Wal-Mart yesterday and bought milk and bread, I have been told that’s all that is necessary to survive a Texas ice storm, it must be true, after all, everyone goes out to buy milk and bread to ride out a winter storm here in North Texas.

Personally, I think I should have bought a few eggs too. I could make French Toast!

The 1st drop of rain has yet to fall, no sleet pellets or ice buildup on overpasses and higher elevations, yet, but it is coming. As such, many schools, businesses and events have already announced that they will be closed or have cancelled scheduled events.

Cancellations, concerns beginning to pile up as ‘high impact ice storm’ approaches North Texas

And so it begins: After days of watches that turned into warnings, below-freezing temperatures and light precipitation are beginning to collide to our north and west … and they’re heading this way.

The National Weather Service is now warning that a “high impact ice storm” is “very likely.” As a result, some flights into and out of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport are already being canceled. SOURCE

My wife has to be at work during all of this and right now the company she works for is springing for the hotel for those that live too far to drive and may encounter too much ice or sleet to come in safely. I hope they pick up the meals too, that would not be out of the ordinary.

Now I know that folks living in *The Frozen North* are reading this and having a good laugh at the way we handle an ice storm in Texas, but that’s OK. You guys can come down here and show us how it’s done when YOU have to drive on ICE, wet ice.

I have been in North Dakota and Minnesota when the roads were covered with snow and ice and we drove just fine once the temperature hit ZERO or below. What a lot of people don’t know or understand it this; once the temps dip that low the ice is DRY and traction is awesome, much like driving on concrete.

Wet ice is slick, VERY slick, and I don’t care how much driving time you have in *The Frozen North*, this stuff we get here in Texas will dump your tail in the ditch!

So, as one of the coldest events to hit the USA this early in many years, guess what our less than stellar *Fearless Leader* is pushing off on America?

Obama orders government to prepare for impact of global warming

Sad Obama 150President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.

The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag. SOURCE

An executive order to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes, all the while still pushing this global warming hoax.

Yes indeed, I DID say HOAX!

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7 Responses to North Texas Prepares for Icemageddon 2013

  1. Bloviating Zeppelin says:

    It was 17-degrees this morning, to be 13-degrees Saturday morning.

    That’s a bit chilly.


  2. presbygirl40 says:

    Central PA is supposed to have a winter storm with sleet/rain /snow. Doesn’t sound anywhere near as bad as North Texas is expected to get. And Fred, don’t you know that it is “climate change” now and not global(bull) warming? lol Every time they had a big meeting somewhere about the so called “warming” it seemed like it snowed like crazy. That no longer fit their scheme so they had to change the name. I think the climate may be changing but also that it is normal change and not something we have control over. But if anyone can keep us safe, surely it is our fearless leader. He is all powerful, right?

  3. cary says:

    Hunker down, Fred - you can outlast an ice storm.

    As far as driving on frozen - you are right. just under freezing and it’s slicker than snot. Too cold to snow, and it’s perfect driving again. Not that you CAN’T get in trouble on a dry, icy road, but you gotta work a little bit to do it.

    My favorite ice-storm memory was when I lived in Flagstaff - Mountainaire, to be exact, about seven miles south of Flag. In the winter I would snowmobile to work on the back roads. One morning, I woke up, the roads were completely closed because of the storm. Still had to get to work, though. I had one of THOSE bosses. So, I snowmobiled to work, on the interstate. Highway Patrol number 1 smiled and waved as I flew past him, Highway Patrol number 2 (rookie) tried to chase me down. He landed in the ditch, I turned around and helped him get out. He tried to write me a ticket for using the closed road; I told him if he could catch me he could write me any ticket he wanted - and this time, I wouldn’t be turning around to help him get out of the ditch. I never heard his answer - I was busy leaving.

  4. BobF says:

    We’re getting the bitter cold up North but you all are getting the real bad weather.

  5. LD Jackson says:

    Oklahoma is getting this ice as well. I made it home this evening, but I’m not at all sure I am venturing out to work in the morning. It depends on what it does overnight.

    You make a very good point about the difference between driving on our ice, versus the ice up north. The ice we have is very dangerous and unpredictable. If you start sliding, you are just along for the ride. You will have no control whatsoever.

    Be safe, Fred.

  6. Hgpsurf says:

    How can anyone predict what the weather will be like in the future? Might be colder, might be warmer. Good grief, what a moron.

    Regardless, you don’t have to be told not to drive if you get the icy conditions that are forecast. Walking is also not safe when it is icy.

  7. Charley says:

    Hi Fred -
    As someone who grew up in the “frozen north”, I couldn’t agree with you more. NO ONE can drive on wet ice. Anyone who thinks they can is an idiot. The edge of the storm comes in tomorrow. We have supplies to last through Sunday (even a few eggs), so we should be fine as long as the power stays on. That can be iffy around here even without ice. Good luck - stay warm:)

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