Saturday, January 14, 2017
Second Wichita Falls Saturday Of The New Year With No Ice Storm Yet
I thought wrong.
Too cold, with too much drizzly mist adding to the chilly 34 degrees.
If we lose two more degrees we may be in Ice Storm mode. I do not want to be in Ice Storm mode.
I will not be driving anywhere until the threat of Ice Storm mode totally abates.
Twice in the past three years I made the mistake of leaving my old D/FW abode when an Ice Storm threatened, to find myself about a mile down the road when the temperature dropped below freezing, with the road suddenly treacherous, with the return to safety taking a couple hours of negotiating unwanted slipping and sliding and avoiding being hit by other slippers and sliders.
The precipitation which is currently precipitating seems to be gradually migrating from mist to raindrops. Raindrops combined with a temperature below freezing is the recipe for an Ice Storm.
During my brief exposure to the outer world, on this second Saturday of the new year, I made it as far as the Circle Trail. I snapped the photo you see above, looking north, and then retreated to my safe zone where plenty of heat is being generated, including some heat from an oven baking a big turkey tortilla casserole.
I think I hear the lunch bell tolling....