What a crazy week to say the least. Here we are in North East Texas in February and we are having temperatures colder than places in Alaska, New York and other cold weather places.
From Monday until Thursday morning we were part of a rolling blackout. Pretty much like clock work. We would have power for an hour and a half and then no power for a half hour. It made for some crazy, interesting times as we raced around trying to cook dinner or take showers in the light. Luckily we have a wood burning stove to keep us warm. Otherwise things would have gotten really crazy.
We are around 140 consecutive hours of below-freezing temperatures. One day this week our high temperature was colder than the record low for that day. High Temperature 14. Record Low 15. I’ve lived in this area for over 30 years and I can’t remember a time when we had negative temperatures. Well that is until Tuesday morning at 5am. I woke up and the temperature was -5. For the first time ever we had a wind chill advisory because we had wind chill temperatures -20 and below.
It looks like we will start to get above freezing temperatures today and tomorrow so all of this stuff will start melting away. I went out and took a lot of pictures. Not sure when or if we’ll ever see anything quite like this in Texas.