Typical Texas weather.
Texas is weather is somewhere between bi-polar and just plain crazy, if you ask me. For the last couple weeks we spent the glorious weather days outside – t-shirts and leggings.. the girls may or may not have even worn pants some days. I thought- this is what summer is going to look like. Spring was arriving after a pretty mild winter. I am one that relies on my weather app to tell me what to expect, and being that I actually hadn’t really looked at it for awhile, I really didn’t know of the ‘ice storm’ that was upon us until we walked out of church on Sunday morning to blistering cold, wind, and freezing rain. And boy, did it rain. The entire afternoon.
Every year for pretty much the last 10 years it has snowed in February or March – so this came as no surprise. I really thought we were going to get away without being ‘iced in’ this winter.. last winter we were stuck in the house for over a week due to the weather conditions. Sunday night the freezing rain froze to ice with temperatures that didn’t get above 25 degrees, keeping us four home by the fire for the day’s entirety. I was okay with that.
Day 2.. the conditions didn’t get that much better. So, I was home again while Jordan made it into work safely. Day 3 – well, day three brought us snow. About 15 minutes of big, beautiful snowflakes.
At 7:30am I brought out shoes and Parker and Jolie’s puffy parka vests (I thought for sure we would need this winter) in talks of going outside to “play in the snow”.
The eye roll and chuckle followed, because Jordan knew the photo request was coming.
But c’mon. I’ll take a little ice and eye rolls for memories like these.
I waited out the traffic and accidents – because it was pure insanity on the roads between the hours of 7am-9am. It started snowing right at the start of ‘traffic time’ and people usually freak out when weather changes like that. So, I took the advice of our school districts and went into work a little late.
By the time I pulled out of the driveway, there was no ‘snow’. Any remaining ice was completely melted, and the sun was shining. By the afternoon it was warm enough for me to pull off my sweater for the drive home.
We live in a place where you basically turn the heat on in the mornings and then completely switch to A/C in the afternoon.
There you have it folks, the Texas Snow of 2015.