Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Miss D. and I just got back from a chilly (but not unbearably so) Utah, where we attended the LTUE convention over the weekend. We looked forward to warming up in the more temperate climes we're used to in Texas . . . but the weather gods had other ideas.
Yesterday morning it reached a high of 74 degrees (Fahrenheit, for the benefit of overseas readers) in our area; then it plummeted by about 40 degrees, over the course of no more than an hour or two. By last night it was in the low 30's, and this morning it hasn't climbed out of the 20's. What's more, ice and sleet has been falling steadily for several hours. The roads are a sheet of white, slippery as heck, and no-one with any sense is going anywhere, by car or on foot. Fortunately, the moisture is already frozen by the time it reaches ground level, so we aren't seeing any accumulation on power lines or tree limbs, for which we're devoutly grateful.
I suspect we won't be going anywhere for the rest of the day, and perhaps not tomorrow either, until this clears up. It's real brass monkey weather out there.