Thursday, December 12, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Today's picture shows a rancher out in the snow in New Mexico. Cold weather is particularly hard on ranchers, because they usually have to be out in it, tending to the livestock, which themselves are really stressed by cold weather. This picture was taken in 1943.
We are still frozen here in West Texas. It has gotten above freezing in the day enough to clear the main roads, but off the roads, things are still frozen and slick.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Today's picture shows a nice snow storm in Parkersburg, West Virginia. It looks like the snow is coming down, but has not yet accumulated on the ground much. The picture was taken in 1940.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Today's picture shows the thaw after a blizzard in New York City. The picture was taken in 1899. Well, we finally got a little thaw yesterday here in West Texas. The temperature got up into the 30's. It is still pretty slick out there, but I will attempt to make it to work. Hope you all are having good weather.
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Today's picture shows a couple watching a snow storm from the comfort of a warm hotel lobby. The picture was taken in 1940 somewhere in Ohio.
We are still iced in here. We have not been able to go out since Thursday night. We are staying busy trying to keep the chickens warm, and their water bucket de-iced. Yesterday it barely got into the 20's. We are hoping for a thaw this afternoon.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
OK, I have decided to extend Cold Weather week for another week here at OPOD. The reason is that I am still "iced in" here. Thursday night we had very cold weather and precipitation. It has not gotten above freezing since then, so the roads around my house are still a sheet of ice. This morning it is 19 degrees, which is a hard freeze for around here. As I mentioned earlier, they don't salt or sand the streets so when it gets like this you are pretty much stuck at home.
Friday, December 6, 2013
OK, today's picture sows a couple getting on a bus in Ohio after a snow storm. The picture was taken in 1940.
Don't know what the weather is like where you are, but we had another winter storm blow in. For us, we rarely get much snow, but the issue is almost always sleet and ice storms. Right now everything is covered in ice, and the schools are on a two hour delay (for now). If the roads don't thaw, then they will cancel school for the day.
People that live in really cold climates may scoff at our "winter storms", but what they don't realize is that they really are bad, because the infrastructure is not set up to handle ice. For example, they do not do anything for the ice on the roads. Last weekend when the ice storm hit, there were two fatalities in two separate wrecks on a 20 mile stretch of road between where I live and work. What happens is the roads appear to be fairly clear, and people think things are OK, and then hit ice patches on bridges and spin out.
Anyway, let us know what your weather is looking like today.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
This picture really captures our theme this week of Cold Weather. The picture shows a rancher going out in a blizzard to tend his livestock. The picture was taken in in the Moreno Valley in New Mexico. The picture was taken in 1943. I love the old gate and ranch house in the background.