UTA finally cancelled classes beginning at 3:00. Choir rehearsal is cancelled, too. Free evening!... once I get home.
The temperature has stayed pretty much at 33 all day. Byron made it here for his internship interview just fine. He said there's no ice on the roads yet. That'll change in a couple hours when the temperatures drop.
Here, and at home, there was about 4" of snow at 1:00. There are predictions of 6-8" for storm totals. The weight of the snow on tree branches is causing power outages, not to mention this collapsed carport/awning. It's at at an apartment complex less than 10 minutes' walk from my house.
My mother has lived in Arlington since the mid 1960s. She's never seen snow like this, not even in the horrible cold of 1983-4. Needless to say, this blows the Christmas Eve snowfall out of the water. I just checked, and the records for total February snowfall are:
1. 13.5" (1978)
2. 7.5" (1924)
3. 4.2" (1951)
I think we'll set a new #3, if not #2. Just from one storm. The Valentine's Day snow in 2004 wasn't even on the list. It's definitely going to be listed on the Significant Snow Events page.
One last picture, from Plano. (Definitely not the most snow, but very pretty.)