Around 4:00 yesterday afternoon it began to snow here in Houston. A freak weather occurrence, to be sure. It didn’t really “stick” as the ground temperature was too warm for that and frankly, I thought it wouldn’t last too long.

Cynthia called me from the road as she headed home. She said it was definitely snowing out west as she proceeded to the beltway. I wasn’t headed home right away as I had my Wednesday commitment and was hanging back at the office. I was pretty disappointed that I wouldn’t be seeing it for myself.

Prior to heading over to KPFT to do my radio show I met up with Owen for a pint at Rudyard’s. I did see some snow as I drove over, but it was super light.

As Owen and I sat and chatted, the snow started falling harder and harder. It was quite the cozy scene as we sat in the warm pub and watched as our fellow revellers went outside to marvel at what passes for a winter wonderland around these parts. We heard some young lady exclaim “It’s a miracle!” I don’t know about that, but it was pretty cool!

After a few pints Owen and I parted ways so I could get over to the radio station. The snow was kicking up pretty good at this point, and while not treacherous driving in terms of road conditions, you still had to be careful as many drivers were stricken with a case of “deer in the headlights” syndrome as they gawked and the magical white stuff drifting from the sky.

The radio show goes two hours and the studio is pretty sealed up where you can’t see the outside easily so we were somewhat taken aback when we wrapped for the evening and proceeded out to the parking lot…

There was enough snow accumulation on my car for phliKtid to write a message on my back window:

As I headed home around 10:30 the snow event was mostly over. This morning as I write this, it’s just cold and there are reports of some iced over roads, mostly overpasses and such.

According to the weather forecast, the temperatures will be back in the mid 70’s by this weekend.

Gotta love Texas…

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5 thoughts on “Snow!

  • December 11, 2008 at 7:14 am

    Nice photos! These are some of the best I’ve seen of our little snow storm.

  • December 11, 2008 at 8:30 am

    WOW. We got a little here in North Texas but not near that. I can’t even imagine snow in Houston and now, through your pictures, I can more than imagine it. Just imagine!

    “Worship Peace”-Me

  • December 12, 2008 at 8:50 am

    i was right around the corner at work while all that snow was falling – waiting for the bloody UPS guy who never showed up. I didn’t get to go play in the white stuff, but your photos are heartening!

  • December 12, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I really like the full-on tech bytes in the rear window.

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