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Winter in Fort Worth, Texas ? It's a Christmas (in February) Miracle...

It has been pretty cold here in Fort Worth, Texas.  All week long.  Much colder than usual.  Last night it went down to Eight Degrees.  I cannot remember that happening here in Fort Worth.  Not since I moved here in 1982.

I thought that was about it... that it was just going to get cold.  All the snow everywhere else in the nation.  Chicago... cars buried in the snow were shown on the news.  On Lake Shore Drive, of all places.

But then... first the "crawler" came across the Television screen while I was watching an NCIS rerun.  And then... on came the early evening news on CBS Channel Eleven. 

And there he was... everybody's favorite (and latest) local TV meteorologist... Larry Mowry doing his weather program... with Larry becoming the Most Popular TV weatherman in Fort Worth/Dallas

Larry tried to "break it to us gently."  He tried.  And as he went on... he said the "computer models" said to expect maybe 1-2 inches of snow by morning.  He said personally that he thought it might be more like three inches by morning... but he acted like he feared he was "over-doing it."

Well, Larry... here's a picture of what things looked like at 1:30 am tonight.  I took this from my balcony... but did I go down to measure ?  Noper... not a chance.  I worried I might never be heard from again.

So... now we know Larry wasn't kidding.  It appears that Fort Worth is joining the club the rest of the nation has been fighting with for quite some time.  Winter has finally come to Fort Worth, Texas !

Comment balloon 22 commentsKaren Anne Stone • February 04 2011 02:56AM

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I know it isn't two or three feet of snow, like we have here in Cleveland, but at least you're not still watching the grass grow.  Welcome to Winter.

Posted by Carolyn Kolba, Keller Williams Realty- Mentor, Ohio (Serving Mentor, and all of Lake County, Ohio) over 7 years ago

So strange how this weather jumps around. Two years ago I couldn't even see the 4' fence out in the meadow - it was buried in snow. This year we've had an easy winter while other parts of the country are having it unusually hard.

I'm tired of it, however. Even though there's only a foot or so on the ground, I'm getting anxious for it to go away and let the grass grow. And walking is treacherous... we've had some nights that went below zero so the ice out in our parking lots is rock hard. Tomorrow it's supposed to warm up, so then there will be a skiff of water on that ice. Yuck.

Come on sunshine!

Posted by Marte Cliff, your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) over 7 years ago

You probably haven't had to deal with that kind of snow since your Euclid/Mentor days in Ohio.  Be careful driving if you have anywhere to go Karen Anne............or just snuggle with Mollie T.........that's a better idea.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 7 years ago

I'm with Roger....Snuggle up on the sofa with Mollie T and enjoy it.  If nothing else...It's beautiful!  Tanner calls snow a miracle and we are expecting out 4th "miracle" early next week.  It has been one crazy winter, I tell ya'!

Posted by Amy Hahn, Realtor/Broker - Crystal Coast, NC (Pine Knoll Shores Realty) over 7 years ago

Karen Anne, I know that stuff well... all too well. It has overtaken my life... LOL. So sit back and enjoy the view?! I hope the roads are all cleaned off by the time you go out today. My guess is... there are not a lot of people there who are snow experienced drivers, and snow tires might not be very popular there, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 7 years ago

It looks pretty now. It doesn't look as lovely in a few days. Stay warm and drive safe if you must.

Yesterday I thought I could wear regular shoes again (I listened to a groundhog) Big Mistake! LOL.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (The Corcoran Group) over 7 years ago

That is crazy, Karen Anne! Thanks for sharing the photo. Stay safe and warm.

Posted by Holly Weatherwax, A Great Real Estate Experience ( Associate Broker, Momentum Realty) over 7 years ago

Karen Anne:  Not since 1982?  Lucky lucky lucky.  I guess I know why you moved there.  Maybe this cold snap with snow is just a way to ensure that Texans appreciate the wonderful weather they have normally.  I feel sorry for the poor people coming to the game without the right cold weather clothes!!!

Posted by Valerie Zinger, Home Organizer (House Proud Ottawa-Ontario-Canada) over 7 years ago

Looks beautiful, but be careful out there, watch your step on the ice. What strange weather this year!

Your Friend in Charlottesville

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 7 years ago

Good morning Karen Anne,

Yup! You got some of that white stuff and so did we in Austin..here last Sunday we were enjoying 81 degrees and last night it was 8 degrees with the chill factor...this isn't suppose to happen in Texas (at least in our end of the state)!!Stay warm gal!!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 7 years ago

Someone from San Antonio commented on FB today that her pipes were frozen and I was shocked. I didn't think that happened in TexasLOL

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) over 7 years ago

Take care of yourself, Karen Anne, stay warm, stay safe, stay inside!!!! No snow here in Florida.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) over 7 years ago

Hopefully it melts quicker than Minnesota. :) Funny how it's fun to blog about snow....

Posted by Lindsey Hasford, Bringing you home... (Edina Realty) over 7 years ago

Houston escaped the snow, but we have sheet ice on our roadways this morning .. and the police have closed (nearly) every overpass in our entire highway system. Houston is (basically) a giant freeway system interspersed with neighborhoods .. so this is major for us.  Our overpasses are also HIGH (like about the height of a 4-5 story building --- some of them) so the icing is deadly.  But, we did escape snow and tomorrow is supposed to be back up to mid 40's with mid 60's and sunny on Sunday. Go figure.

Posted by Judith Sinnard, The SMARTePLAN Lady (SMARTePLANS; Houston, Texas) over 7 years ago

Oh wow...I know it's bad. I'm heading out this weekend on my road trip and I'm really hoping that we don't get stuck in anything.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 7 years ago

I hope this is a one-off winter for you.  Doesn't sound like Dallas is prepared to deal with snow very well.  Heck, we should be used to the stuff here in Northern VA, but as soon as someone mentions the possiblity of the stuff in the 24-48 hour future, there is a panic.  Northern Virginians are glued to the TV.  I've never understood the panic.  We get snow every year.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 7 years ago

  Karen Anne, I know you choose to live in TX for a reason, but feel free to join us here in Connecticut!  This pic was taken after Storm Denis.  We also had another 10-12 inches of snow followed by freezing rain from Storm Emma earlier this week.  This is more than we usually see in a whole winter!

Posted by Lisa Orme, Broker/Realtor, ABR, CRS,GRI, PSCS, SFR, Notary Pu (The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY) over 7 years ago

Hi Karen Anne... this was the view from my balcony around the same time last night!  Hope you're staying warm and dry (and off the roads).

Posted by Steve Shatsky over 7 years ago

Karen Anne, Judith said some of our freeways are 3 or 4 stores high... I think that Beltway 8 over the Hwy 10 is pretty dang high. I think it may be like 10 stores high!

I am afraid of heights and that bridge there scare the heck out of me.

Great picture of the parking lot...

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 7 years ago

HOLY COW! It looks a bit like lower Siberia there....Dare I mention that it's leather jacket weather on Vancouver Island? If you get tired of it, come and visit me :)

Posted by RhondaHeaslip NanaimoRealEstate (RE/MAX of Nanaimo) over 7 years ago

Karen Anne you heard of the phrase "when hell freezes over" I did not know you lived in Hell...All seriousness this is unbelievable.

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 7 years ago

WOW! Karen Ann, Ft Worth got a lot more snow than Flower Mound! I'll be heading your way later today so by the looks of your picture, I better give myself plenty of time.

I was born and raised in Chicago, and as a kid, I thought everyone had snow like Chicago. My son still lives there, so I know what he'll be doing today, tomorrow and the rest of his 2011 winter life.  I told him, come to TX and live here - he says no.

Someday, I hope he has a change of heart. At least when the weather drops in TX its short lived compared to colder climates, like Chicago.

Posted by Patricia Feager, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 7 years ago

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