Category Archives: Weather

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Y’all.

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. (traditional gaelic blessing)  For anybody out there of Irish …

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T’was the Middle of Winter

T’was the middle of winter and all across the land Everybody remembered when they had the use of their hands. It started that very cold day their fingers went numb and continued into the time they lost the use of their thumbs. What happened to their feet the Lord only knows but somehow now they …

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What’s up with the weather this year?

Every winter has its own personality. Have you ever noticed that? Well, this year is one cranky cantankerous old man with a score to settle with somebody. Early December had us iced in around Dallas for a few days. We lived to tell about that only to experience more very cold temperatures lately. I know …

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Some random thoughts from a scattered mind

This is that time of year when there’s so much happening it’s hard to choose one topic for a blog post. So, I’m combining a few of my scatter-brained thoughts for y’all to chuckle at. I’ll start with pointing out that we just passed the first day of winter last Saturday. I over-heard someone say …

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My good news/bad news report on the ice storm in Plano, TX

WOW! What a storm that marched through the country this week. I know we didn’t necessarily receive the worst of it, but, I’d hate to see who did if we didn’t. The weatherman on Friday afternoon said I was in the 2-3 inch area of the amount of ice and sleet that fell around here. …

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Autumn has fallen in north Texas

Whose idea was it to call the autumn season Fall, anyway? I guess it makes sense when you think of leaves falling from the deciduous trees. Isaac Newton probably got hit in the head in this season when he “discovered” gravity. He actually got hit with the idea to name it gravity after his snack …

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The ultimate weather report

Don’t you wish you had a job where you could be wrong most of the time and still get paid on a regular basis? That’s the definition of the humble weather forecaster’s occupation. They get the unique time slot during the local news show to tell everybody what’s going to happen in the future. Everybody …

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It’s the Dawg Daze of Sssummer!!

I don’t know what type of weather you’re experiencing where you’re at, but, in north Texas sssummer is sssizzling. When I first moved to Texas I kept hearing about the record-breaking summer of 1980 with too many days over 100 degrees. For a while I could console myself with the thought: At least I didn’t have …

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Some Summaries of Summer

Ready or not summer is here. It depends on where you live as to whether this is your favorite time of year. Undoubtedly, you’ll find somebody complaining about the HEAT. I heard this begin in Michigan when the thermometer told us it was 80 degrees or hotter. In Texas it begins at 90. The length …

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Spring has sprunged in north Texas!

For those of y’all digging out from the latest doses of snow and cold from Old Man Winter I bring y’all hope. Spring has arrived in north Texas and it’s heading your way! March can sure-fire be a terrible playmate, even here. Last Monday we were in the upper 80’s. We woke up to temperatures …

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