12.10.2008

Snow -- in Austin?

"Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together." ~Vista M. Kelly

After a day with near record-breaking temperatures [I think we were in the high '70's yesterday], last night it surprised all of us by getting dramatically colder very quickly -- and even coming up with some sleet/snow.

When I got up this morning, the house was freezing, and outside, there really was some snow on the ground. Still is, actually. If I had a camera, I'd take a picture. But just imagine it: yesterday, a high in the mid '70's, and right now, it's 34 degrees, aiming for a high of 52. And snow on the ground.

I guess it is December after all!

[photo via flickr -- actually taken last night, just not by me]

17 comments:

MCMULLIN FAMILY said...

Wow! Very cool.

hoLLy said...

yea for snow! its freakin cold here but no snowfall, just teeny flurries, killer wind, and nastiness:)

i wanted snow:(

Ashley said...

can't believe you got snow!! we haven't had snow since october and now it's december!! in reno!! craziness!

Seth, Sarah and the kids said...

woohoo! we are dealing with the same thing!! crazy!

Aryn said...

JEALOUS.

Andi said...

Holy cow! Sounds like Utah, but without the 70 degrees the day before. I'm SO SORRY! I hope the 70's come back soon!

MiaKatia said...

I guess I will be packing our coats after all!

Jennifer said...

Sorry that the 70 degree weather is gone! I am longing for that again! At least you have some pretty snow to see. All we have is unseasonably cold weather. I love the quote!

Chris and Tara Mason said...

You've gotta love Texas!

Shelley said...

It's cold here too today! low of like 36 after it was mid 50's yesterday! I was wondering about that picture... it's from the iPhone built-in weather forecast! I thought you had an iPhone for a minute there! hehe

100 Percent Cottam said...

ffffffffffffreezing!!!

Kristi said...

I couldn't believe it this morning!! My kids were soooo excited. It was fun while it lasted. :) Who knew it could (or would) snow in Texas?!!

Natalie Scott said...

My kids were freaking out this morning, too. Can't figure out why the like it so much ;)

Too cold for me!

SweetmamaK said...

We still have a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground. The kids and Robert (and the dog too) made a wee snowman and had snowball fights. It was a wonderful evening, sadly there prayers for a snow day were left unanswered, but Robert is going to go into work late, so that's a nice bonus! I love Texas Weather, one day I'm in shorts and have the AC on and the next it's snowing!

Andrea said...

I just LOVE the weather here. Never a dull moment!

Melissa said...

I can't believe I'm actually saying this, BUT we could actually use some snow here!

Marilee said...

We are getting a cold snap here this weekend and it's not going to be pretty. It will be -15 F so in C it is going to be bad. Snow is Austin, that's pretty neat. Snow does make the holiday season feel just a little different.