Texas Snowman wrote:Ok, I’ve tried to stay relatively quiet on this topic and let Portastorm and Ntxw give their thoughts. But now I think I’ll add a few things.
It may or may not snow here in Texas the rest of this winter - South Texas, North Texas, and everywhere in between. If it doesn’t, that’s disappointing because many of us were expecting (hoping) for something different.
But let me remind us all that we live in Texas, not North Dakota. We’re the southern most state in the Plains, not the northern most. Heck, we’re not even close to the middle. I’ve seen some mention Atlanta because we share a similar latitude. But we also share a similar latitude (in North Texas) with Phoenix and Southern California.
That means that if your happiness depends on snowfall here, you’re going to be disappointed far more times than you will be happy. And that’s true even where I live, just a few miles from the Red River.
I’ve lived here since 1979 and I’m now 53. There have been memorable winter events, sure. But there’s also been plenty of missed opportunities and snowless stretches too.
One day, it will snow again. One day it will snow big again. And one winter, it will snow a lot all season long. But until then, remember that all of this is kind of like droughts and floods here in Texas: in 2011 I thought it would never rain again but in 2015, I thought it would never stop.
So until your region of the Lone Star State gets the winter weather and cold you’re dreaming of, enjoy the weather. Because like Joe Bastardi says, it’s the only weather you’ve got!
Very well stated Texas Snowman!!!