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Posted: 2/1/2011 3:31:14 AM EDT
I was gonna wait until later but It's gonna be shitty all day.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 3:42:05 AM EDT
I have been at work since midnight watching it fall since about 0200 going to start the drive home at 0700
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 3:49:58 AM EDT
I was hoping it would ice a little down here, but nothing yet.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 3:51:46 AM EDT
Working remote...

Stay safe if you have to drive. Bring extra food, blankets, provisions.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 4:04:27 AM EDT
I left the house at 4:00 it was 33. By the time I got to Irving it was 22 with ice on bridges and .5 in of sleet. That was in 25 min. time. Did my one pickup and delivery that I had already committed to and came right back home. I own the truck, I make the call.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 4:09:44 AM EDT
DH went into work this morning. Left about 06:20, and got there before 7am. Said the main offstreets in McKinney were drivable. Still getting sleet in McK currently.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 4:18:09 AM EDT
What the hell are you doing up so early at 0630 saigamanTX???

I was already at the gym by 0530 this morning.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 4:20:12 AM EDT
Got the automated call at 530 am that office closed due to weather but those with laptops can work from home. I decided to take a PTO instead. Maybe do the Bullet Trap later today when the roads are better.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 4:45:48 AM EDT
Left white settlement at 5:45, pulled a ford ranger out of the ditch in Grapevine at 6:55. Pulled into the office in Grapevine at 7:10.

The drive home is going to suck though.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:04:26 AM EDT
No PT!!!
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:13:18 AM EDT
All y'all around Big D stay safe down here in the Lufkin area we are just wet. It doesn't bother me if we get Ice, I don't have to go out in it. The Rifleman is retired.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:16:24 AM EDT
Here in Ranger, we have about 4-6 inches of snow over a layer of ice. At 8:15 AM it's 16* with a wind chill of -2*. Fuck this shit.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:39:32 AM EDT
Oh ya in Abilene and i have to go to work. Here is the kicker, i work for a University that is CLOSED......

I think we have 4-5inches on the ground...windchill below zero..
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:42:47 AM EDT
Looks like a wind chill of -2 to -5 here in North Texas. I'm in Little Elm. Had about 8 inches of snow/ice piled up against my back door. It's only 2-3 inches deep on the grass though. Wind had it piled up. I shoveled it off and made a path for my dogs to poop. Had 1 inch of ice under 2 inches of snow. Very slippery.

NBC 5 DFW weather is reporting wind gusts of around 40 - 50mph.

Very very cold out - glad I'm working from home today.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 5:43:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By jonrowe2020:
No PT!!!

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 6:23:02 AM EDT
correction, just got out in abilene....looks more like almost a foot on the ground.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 6:38:43 AM EDT
I was tempted to do some donuts in front of the news cameras set up on central this morning
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:05:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2011 9:05:27 AM EDT by ex_dsmr]
Made it to work today. The city/highways were worse than the country roads.
Had 2 idiots crash right in front of me who kept putting their foot to the floor any time they would get loose.
Lots of cars on the side of the road facing the wrong direction
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:05:08 AM EDT

pretty rare for the streets to stay frozen in texas
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 9:57:52 AM EDT
Hehe. I'm going for a drive.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:00:58 AM EDT
I made it into work ok. Although I was the ONLY one here for about an hour and a half. We have had no patients show up so far. So i have spent all day surfing arfcom. Its kinda nice
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 10:08:37 AM EDT
I went, but they let us go early. Bell won't be flying in this wind.
Link Posted: 2/2/2011 9:05:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Keymaster4225:
Here in Ranger, we have about 4-6 inches of snow over a layer of ice. At 8:15 AM it's 16* with a wind chill of -2*. Fuck this shit.

Off topic, but I hear there's good hog hunting out your way in Ranger...?
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