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Posted on 02/12/2021 3:34:15 PM PST by Bratch
Words like "historic," "unprecedented," and "extreme" are being thrown around like eggs from a short-order cook. It's easy to dismiss these terms as hyperbole but rest assured, this freeze could rival the storied ones from decades ago and bring the first single digits to Houston in over 30 years and for only the fifth time in our history.
So just how extreme and rare is the freeze we're facing? Well, meteorologist Joe Bastardi from WeatherBell had this to say on Wednesday: "if this arctic outbreak were a hurricane, Texas would be taking a direct hit from a category 5." Pretty strong statement if you ask me.
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In Texas,if you are talking winter,then 1899 is the benchmark, though other great outbreaks occurred in the 80s but not with back to back heavy snow and ice events. In Texas with hurricanes. 1900 and Carla are arguably the benchmarks, Winter wise, this is in that ballpark
There was ice on our palmtree in Houston this morning.
Its the winter apocalypse, we are all going to die, or not.
I love near Austin. Every blade of grass, every branch of every bush or bare tree was covered in ice diamonds yesterday. It was so beautiful.
“The Erf hazza fevah”
I remember the ‘89 freeze. Driving to work was bad. The roads were all ice.
Yep. Pretty Cold here and getting colder by the day. I was here in 1989 also. Originally from Miami FL so I was not used to anything below 50-60 degrees.
Going to be so cold in San Antonio over next week, it might be colder than the crap the Democrats have been trying to imply recently
gloBULL warming is breaking out all over:
12 Feb: UK Mirror: Huge part of River Thames freezes for ‘first time in 60 years’ in sub-zero cold snap
As a result of the bitter chill from the Baltic, a huge section of the Thames even froze over at Teddington, south west London
By Chris Dyer
Yesterday the rare sight of a frozen Thames was captured by a member of the local RNLI crew at around 10am...
Temperatures in London dropped to -2C as Storm Darcy - dubbed “The Beast of the East 2” - sent the mercury tumbling...
The Met Office said Wednesday evening was the coldest February night across the UK since February 23, 1955...
The mercury plunged to -23C on Wednesday night in the village of Braemar, Aberdeenshire, making it the coldest temperature recorded in the UK since 1995.
12 Feb: Hellenic Shipping News: Winter economy booms amid big freeze
Data from the National Meteorological Center showed that on Jan 7, Beijing shivered at minus 19.6 C, the coldest temperature since 1966...
Sales of heating devices also rose during the winter. New World data showed that in the November-December period, the store’s offline sales of heating appliances like electric radiators and heating blower fans surged 10 percent year-on-year...
12 Feb: Express UK: UK snow radar: New chart turns Britain BLUE as freezing Polar bomb forecast to return
BRITAIN could be blasted by a brutal Russian freeze as bitterly cold winds from the east smash into the country bringing with it more snow, according to the latest forecasts.
By Rachel Russell
The Met Office added there is also a chance that snow showers could blitz the UK from the east between Friday, February 26 and Friday, March 12...
12 Feb: Evansville Courier & Press: What we learned while reporting about solar farms in Southwestern Indiana
by Mark Wilson
PIC: Snow covers solar panels located inside the new 50-megawatt solar farm, which is comprised of approximately 150,000 panels spread across 300 acres, being built near Troy, Ind., in Perry County, Thursday morning, Jan 28, 2021.
Renewable energy sources will account for more of the planned new electricity generation this year than coal. Solar power is a big part of that. It will make up about 39 percent of that new capacity, an expected 15 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power. It will take more than 46 million solar panels to generate that much electricity...
Europe’s big freeze, Greek student protests and other key
events in pictures
Euronews - 12 Feb 2021
Netherlands endures biggest freeze in a decade
Repubic World - 12 Feb 2021
Back in the fall and winter of 1976-77, we had a similar cold snap come through. It was used as proof we were entering THE NEW ICE AGE!
I could use some global warming right now.
Hope the pipelines transporting natural gas don’t freeze.
Could be some frenzied days in the natural gas market.
See, climate change is here.
We only have 30 seconds left...
I remember reading that Feb 1836 was just as bad. The Alamo flag froze to the pole, and the Mexicans marched north to San Antonio in a raging snow storm.
My only son was born during the blizzard of 93.
I’m a Weatherbell follower. Joe is one of the most outspoken weather forecasters in the business. His clients are mostly in the Energy Sector. If Joe says single digits are likely then, they are likely. No forecaster is correct all the time. The dynamics of our atmosphere are incredibly complex but, he’s correct far more often than the GFS and Euro Models the average weather guesser on your nightly news rely upon.
This can easily be fixed. They just need to start feeding all those cattle Pork and beans. Greenhouse gas will save us all.
We owned a rental house in a suburb, Jersey Village, and were living in Canada.
The real trouble started when it thawed out.
I got a phone call from a screaming tenant, an undecipherable mix of Mexican, Spanish, and English. Evidently the ceilings in every room had collapsed along with a large quantity of loose attic insulation.
I had not known it, but building codes allowed plumbing to be run in the attic rather than below grade. It all burst, and wet drywall doesn’t work well with waterlogged insulation.
Luckily my Brother in law was in the construction business, and he knew plumbers who had the pipes fixed in 3 days, and the drywall fixed in a week.
I heard some people had to wait months.
The problem along the Gulf Coast is that a lot of the water pipes are not insulated and run across the attic.
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