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Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 25, 2013 01:46PM

The Weather Channel has named the storm "Rocky." No other federal or private forecasters are using this name.


By early afternoon, 17 inches of snow covered Amarillo, Texas, where forecasters said up to 20 inches could fall, accompanied by wind gusts up to 65 mph. This made it Amarillo's second-greatest snowstorm on record, and the weather service reported that the city's all-time 24-hour snowfall record of 20.6 inches could be broken.

here===> [www.usatoday.com]

OK and KS, too.



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: February 25, 2013 01:52PM
Crazy man....I just don't think of Texas and 'blizzard' in the same sentence.
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: mattkime
Date: February 25, 2013 01:56PM
I was all set to poo poo the amount of snow, but thats serious!





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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 25, 2013 02:00PM
Everything's bigger in Texas. Hope samintx is OK.
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Date: February 25, 2013 02:06PM
She's a long way from Amarillo.
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: February 25, 2013 02:15PM
Texas is a big state. They have just about every climate and ecosystem imaginable within the borders of the Lone Star state. Swamps, desert, grasslands...it's all there.



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 25, 2013 02:23PM
That's a lot of snow and I bet it isn't the nice fluffy light stuff but rather the heavy wet heart attack stuff.



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: rgG
Date: February 25, 2013 02:26PM
I have been in Dallas during a massive ice storm, on a business trip. It was not pretty.





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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: robfilms
Date: February 25, 2013 02:42PM
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rgG
I have been in Dallas during a massive ice storm, on a business trip. It was not pretty.

you can say the same thing about dallas, sans snow!

ymmv

be well.

rob
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Linda2
Date: February 25, 2013 03:02PM
There's even a chance of snow on Friday for Houston. We almost NEVER see snow and 95% of the time it's just a few flurries and melts on the sidewalks. I'm really hoping we get some. It's such a novelty in Houston!
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: DavidS
Date: February 25, 2013 03:14PM
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ztirffritz
Texas is a big state. They have just about every climate and ecosystem imaginable within the borders of the Lone Star state. Swamps, desert, grasslands...it's all there.

No mountains that I'm aware of.
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 25, 2013 03:34PM
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DavidS
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ztirffritz
Texas is a big state. They have just about every climate and ecosystem imaginable within the borders of the Lone Star state. Swamps, desert, grasslands...it's all there.

No mountains that I'm aware of.

"Guadalupe Peak is the highest natural point in Texas,[3] with an elevation of 8,751 feet (2,667 m).[1] It is located in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and is part of the Guadalupe Mountains range in southeastern New Mexico and West Texas."



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: February 25, 2013 03:37PM
8,751 feet?

That's an insult to actual mountains...



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: kap
Date: February 25, 2013 03:38PM
All the talk about blizzard, snow, record breaking cold temperatures, etc. I feel so left out in SoCAL big grin smiley



West San Gabriel Valley, California ... for the time being :-)



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 25, 2013 03:42PM
Still, it's a mountain. Now a laughable 'mountain' is the highest point in my state: Eagle Mountain, 2302 feet.

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Paul F.
8,751 feet?

That's an insult to actual mountains...



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 25, 2013 03:53PM
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Paul F.
8,751 feet?

That's an insult to actual mountains...

Dang Westerners.... Just 'cause your mountains are all new and weren't smashed down by glaciers or worn down by oceans.... Or all dug up for coal and such...
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: yeoman
Date: February 25, 2013 04:05PM
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Paul F.
8,751 feet?

That's an insult to actual mountains...

1,000 feet is all you need:

[en.wikipedia.org]
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: February 25, 2013 04:10PM
One cannot talk bad about TEXAS - I can't even write the word without using all capitals - just like TEXANS say it! Stay safe in that snow!



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: josntme
Date: February 25, 2013 05:01PM
TEXAS is like a whole other country.

The elevation of Amarillo is 3676 and it's on the "high Plains. The highest elevation in AR is 2753 and it's a mountain. (or is it gullies?) patriot smiley
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 25, 2013 08:12PM
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Paul F.
8,751 feet?

That's an insult to actual mountains...

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,288.



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: josntme
Date: February 25, 2013 08:34PM
Here
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: DP
Date: February 25, 2013 10:30PM
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Speedy
Still, it's a mountain. Now a laughable 'mountain' is the highest point in my state: Eagle Mountain, 2302 feet.

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Paul F.
8,751 feet?

That's an insult to actual mountains...

A contest for the "lowest" mountain? OK. Highest point in in Michigan; Mt. Curwood. 1,980 ft. Not even 2000...
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Stephanie
Date: February 25, 2013 10:56PM
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Paul F.
8,751 feet?

That's an insult to actual mountains...

I've seen Guadalupe Peak. Considering that the surrounding desert has an elevation of roughly 3,500 ft, it's not too shabby. However, being from New Mexico, I still laughed at it (and at the Texas drivers)...
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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 25, 2013 11:07PM
It never got below 50 here in San Antonio, but we had some very strong winds detroy my aluminum carport! Spent the afternoon tearing and picking up peices! My son was helping and I asked "Do you feel like the Hulk?" He said "Hulk smash!"



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Re: Extra Big - Blizzard buries Texas
Posted by: Zoidberg
Date: February 26, 2013 06:04AM
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Rolando
It never got below 50 here in San Antonio, but we had some very strong winds detroy my aluminum carport! Spent the afternoon tearing and picking up peices! My son was helping and I asked "Do you feel like the Hulk?" He said "Hulk smash!"

Can be tough when dealing with storm damage, but it's always great when you find humor in a situation. Not always easy, but helpful.

Post Katrina, and I can't find the picture at the moment, a relative who lived in Chalmette sent a picture of a neighbor's house which had been washed off its foundation, and which sat in the middle of the street. Someone took a pair of knee-high striped socks, stuffed them, and put them under the corner of the house, a la "The Wizard of Oz".



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