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 !