Over the weekend (January 12 - 15) we were basically hunkered down awaiting what was hyped to be a "wicked arctic blast". Apparently the storm had a history of icing in Oklahoma and as I understand folks to the north of us, even Pete's parents in Wichita Falls, felt the brunt of the icy conditions. Here in Dallas-Ft. Worth, however, it seemed to be much ado about not a whole lot. I know that there were some treacherous road conditions, and Pete did choose to work from home Monday in an eff0rt to avoid driving with the crazies. Most of the roads around us were simply wet. With the temperatures having been in the seventies a few days prior to this weather maker, it was just too warm on surface roads to stick and cause many problems. We did stick close to home in order to keep our family safe.
This morning, we woke up to a surprise! I think the weathermen were surprised, too. There was about a half inch layer of icy-snowy mix on the ground, and it was still coming down. The snow didn't accumulate much, but what did stick around allowed Alex the opportunity to make his first ever snowman. While his snow man was petite (measuring in at about 10" tall) it was a big "conventure" (Alex-ese for adventure) .
We hope that if you have inclement weather, you make good decisions about when to venture out. Stay in and stay safe.