Snowing All Over The South Today!

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  1. Yvonne Smith

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    When you look at the weather radar for the United States, just about all of the snow is coming across the southern states right now. Last night, it showed snow between Dallas and Houston, and I was thinking that it might be getting cold on @Ina I. Wonder , and this morning, it looks like the snow went on through and it is now snowing south of Houston and looks like clear into the Gulf shores of Texas, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
    It has not started snowing here yet, but the morning forecast is saying snow showers, and it is showing snow on the radar all around us.
    It seems to be running all the way from Mexico into Washington, DC. Is anyone else here on the forum getting snow today ? I see snow over Louisiana, so wondered if @Babs Hunt is getting snow now, too ?
    I am glad that we made the monthly trip to Sam’s Club yesterday, so we can just hibernate for a while until it warms back up again here.
     
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    Yes @Yvonne Smith we have snow and ice....and I started a topic and put pics on it. :)
     
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    I live in Canada....nuff said :eek:
     
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    1625559_10201261852528845_960001419_n.jpg The Weather man actually said that this was not the earliest snow Lafayette ever had...that would have been on Dec. 4, 2009...which is what these pics are from. :) That was also when we still lived in the from Cottage. :)
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    Will y'all be getting snow where y'all live to @Yvonne Smith?
     
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    So far no snow here; but it is definitely really cold. The radar shows all blue/snow around us, but we are not getting any snow, at least not yet. It could still happen anytime, from what I can see on the radar, and the sky seriously looks like it could snow.
     
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    It's already melting over here but the temperatures will drop in the 20's as we go into the evening hours and this rain and melted snow may become icy which can create very dangerous road conditions for those who have to be out and about.

    It was fun seeing, taking pictures, and touching some snow for a short time...but I wouldn't want to live somewhere where there is a whole lot of snow for most of the winter.
     
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    They are having record low temperatures all over.That global warming again
     
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    it was trying really hard to snow here this morning ! We could see tiny little flakes drifting down, but it didn’t actually snow. It was pretty cold, and was about zero out when you factor in the wind chill.
    We left the water drip last night, but I would guess that there were people who didn’t know to do that and woke up to no water this morning.
    I am so ready for the cold snap to be over, but it looks like at least the rest of this will will continue to be cold.
    Both the dogs and ourselves are doing our best to keep warm and stay inside by the warm heater.
     
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    I was just texting about that the other day with my sister in NJ. She was afraid her pipes might freeze and she's used to cold in NJ...she said she's gonna let them drip.
     
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    Our snow flurries are a possibility on Wednesday. :) For the next 4-5 days the early morning temps will be in the 20's and that's not counting the wind chill factors and during the day it won't get much past freezing temps. This is definitely a Winter we Cajuns will not forget...and it's really just started too.

    It was to cold to sit outside and watch the fireworks last night but I heard plenty of them while I was trying to sleep. This year I guess the cold made everyone quit shooting them off early as they didn't last very long at all.

    I'm so glad I went to the Library a few days ago and stocked up on books to read...with this cold weather I won't be going anywhere unless I absolutely have to.
     
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    We have snow this morning, and the weather is just getting colder and colder here. It is about 20 right now and dropping. By tonight , it is supposed to be down to around 8f, with the windchill bringing us to -5 below zero.
    It looks like there could be snow near you, too @Babs Hunt . Do you have snow at all or is it in the forecast there ?
    Here is our front walk and driveway, and it is supposed to snow for most of the afternoon. Everything is shut down here today.
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    We don't have snow yet...but all the schools were closed again and the snow is coming this afternoon...just a light dusting of it unless something changes. :) The sleet begin earlier than expected and the temps are dropping and by morning we may be in the teens or around 20 degrees. The wind is really blowing strong and that makes it feel so much colder but we are right on the border of all that Winter weather system and should not get anywhere near the worst of it. :)

    I like your picture. :)
     
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    The wind is blowing the icy rain on my porch now...we definitely have to be careful we don't slip and hurt ourselves on this stuff.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith Have y'all had those kinds of temps before where y'all live?

    This is definitely something Lafayette is not used to and I'm hoping it will pass through fast so we don't experience "A World Without Electricity" here in Lafayette. :)
     
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    We are in for some more snow, too. They are predicting any where from 2 to 6 inches tomorrow . But, hopefully, none of those extremely cold temperatures we saw last time. It officially got down to 0º at RDU. My thermometer registered 2º. It never got above freezing for days on end. With the wind howling, my heat pump was running steadily. My electric bill was $373. 26, up from $167.17 last month. How many days 'til spring?
     
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    It was seven degrees here this morning with windchill of minus ten. No moisture. Reports were that SanAntonio got seven tenths inch snow and a very hard freeze, 23' I think they said. Won't be quite as cold tonight.
     
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    It's not light enough to take snow pictures yet but we broke a record with our 18 degrees this morning. :)
     
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    Russia has minus 88 degrees
     

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    I have no plans to go to Russia but I can't even imagine that kind of temperature.
     
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    To me this is "snow ice" that we have gotten this time around. The last snow we had was not as icy or as dangerous.
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    For those who are used to this kind of stuff it is nothing to get excited about. But we don't get this so it is very interesting to all of us. :)
     
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    I can't imagine an electric bill like that Shirley...but I'm not looking forward to getting our next one either. :(
     
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    I had a bit of a shock yesterday when MSN on my computer announced a heat wave in the south. REALLY? We're in the south, the real south and no such thing here! Matter of fact, it's about 7 degrees here and I do not think it is supposed to get above freezing today.

    After perusing the article, it was all about south California. Since when is southern California considered the south? After thinking about it I had to come to terms with the fact that Bill Gates lives in Seattle so southern California might be south to him but not THE south!
     
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