I fully realize that most folks living in the northeastern USA or in the upper mid-western states or in the Rocky Mountain areas (Colorado, etc.) or anywhere else (for example, northern Europe or northern China, etc.) will chuckle, chortle, laugh or just shrug (“so what’s the big deal …”) at all this fuss I am making but, hey, today’s weather is a BIG deal for us Houstonians! Today marks the earliest recorded snowfall in Houston – ever. Never before has it snowed in Houston as early as December 4th!! Normally we go for several YEARS without any snow so when we do see some snow – even if only in small amounts – we are excited! And, today, the meteorological conditions were perfect! In my area of West Houston, we only experienced a light dusting of snow – about 0.5″ to 1 ” total accumulation. Outlying areas had up to 3 – 4 inches accumulation! And the best outcome of all …. our office workplace was closed at 12 noon. A perfect way to spend a winter day in Houston!
The snow by our apartment pool area. Talk about a strange juxtaposition!!
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Follow-Up: Saturday was a superb day: clear, blue sky and very cool temperatures. The day began at 26 deg F and eventually rose to around 50 deg F (10 deg C). My neighbor’s flowers all withered away from the thermal shock. Sadly, with the temperature quickly rebounding, it wasn’t long before all traces of our recent snowfall disappeared. Oh well, our one day of winter! It sure was nice while it lasted!
Madame Lefty: Welcome back! It’s great to get another posting from you and also good to hear that your teaching job is going well. I must admit I was surprised to learn that our local school district (Houston Independent School District – HISD) kept classes going while our company – and many other large corporations – let their employees off from work! Oh well, it’s still early in the season, maybe Houston will get a ‘double-header’ and receive yet another wintry blast! I hope!!
Ron: Thanks so much for your suggestions! I am always afraid of checking my camera and lenses for fear of theft by the TSA and by baggage handlers!
Nichole and Kyle: Many thanks for taking the time to leave comments and glad to hear you liked my posting!
Hindsfeet: Glad you like my photography! It’s my favorite hobby …. after traveling, of course!!