SNOW

11 February 2010 04:20 pm
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (winter stormy)
The snow has stopped for the first time in 12+ hours.  Not to worry, though; we're just in a hole in the storm, according to the radar. It should pick up again soon and continue for much of the night.

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.



Outside Jerry World The Mothership Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.


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.)

SNOW

11 February 2010 04:20 pm
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (winter stormy)
The snow has stopped for the first time in 12+ hours.  Not to worry, though; we're just in a hole in the storm, according to the radar. It should pick up again soon and continue for much of the night.

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.



Outside Jerry World The Mothership Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.


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.)
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (winter stormy)

Winter weather is so tricky! There were forecasts for at least two potential winter-precipitation events in January, and they fizzled with a capital F. And this morning at 5 AM, there was a good inch of snow on the grass and cars, where no accumulation had been predicted until the day.  It's such a fine balance of factors for us - moist air, cool air, front coming at the right time of day, &c. - that makes accurate prediction so incredibly hard. (This unpredictability, or volatility, is what gives us our hailstorms and tornados and other fine things as well.)

Temperatures are hovering right around freezing. The snow is fluffy and wet, unlike the Christmas Eve blizzard which was dry.  This means that Dad and I had a rare commute through snow and slush, without ice.  Truly a novelty, I assure you.  We saw only a couple of stalled cars on the whole 25 miles of freeway.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, we're nowhere near done with the snow. It's still coming down steadily.  Updated forecasts are for 3-4 inches total even in the metro area. Of course there is more to the north and west.

Snow is so pretty! Being wet, it's clinging to all the leaves and branches. The Christmas snow was not only dry, so it didn't cling so well, but the blizzard conditions meant wind that kept it from just resting on things.  It's piled up now, though, even on the bare branches of the peach trees next door, and all the live oak leaves. One fellow at work said the junipers lining his driveway were covered in it, all feathery and pretty.

TCU has canceled classes, but so far UTA hasn't.  If they don't, Dad and I will just leave work early so I can get home, then to school from there.  Byron has an interview here for an internship early this afternoon. I hope either that the roads aren't bad at all, or that they're so bad he has reason not to come! A lot can happen in a 25-mile drive.

nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (winter stormy)

Winter weather is so tricky! There were forecasts for at least two potential winter-precipitation events in January, and they fizzled with a capital F. And this morning at 5 AM, there was a good inch of snow on the grass and cars, where no accumulation had been predicted until the day.  It's such a fine balance of factors for us - moist air, cool air, front coming at the right time of day, &c. - that makes accurate prediction so incredibly hard. (This unpredictability, or volatility, is what gives us our hailstorms and tornados and other fine things as well.)

Temperatures are hovering right around freezing. The snow is fluffy and wet, unlike the Christmas Eve blizzard which was dry.  This means that Dad and I had a rare commute through snow and slush, without ice.  Truly a novelty, I assure you.  We saw only a couple of stalled cars on the whole 25 miles of freeway.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, we're nowhere near done with the snow. It's still coming down steadily.  Updated forecasts are for 3-4 inches total even in the metro area. Of course there is more to the north and west.

Snow is so pretty! Being wet, it's clinging to all the leaves and branches. The Christmas snow was not only dry, so it didn't cling so well, but the blizzard conditions meant wind that kept it from just resting on things.  It's piled up now, though, even on the bare branches of the peach trees next door, and all the live oak leaves. One fellow at work said the junipers lining his driveway were covered in it, all feathery and pretty.

TCU has canceled classes, but so far UTA hasn't.  If they don't, Dad and I will just leave work early so I can get home, then to school from there.  Byron has an interview here for an internship early this afternoon. I hope either that the roads aren't bad at all, or that they're so bad he has reason not to come! A lot can happen in a 25-mile drive.

nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (weather)
Instead of at work. Because the roads are nasty.  Freezing drizzle is Bad Bull.  And taking a couple hours of vacation to stay at home is much preferable to risking a car wreck or sitting in traffic for twice as long (hence resulting in used vacation hours anyway).

Seriously - good night, it's cold out there!  It's like the blizzard was on Christmas Eve, except without the snow.  Bare branches of the pecan in the front yard and our neighbor's red oaks are really tossing in the wind. And the porch swing outside my window is in constant motion. It's 26 right now, wind gusting over 30 mph, and the wind chill is 13. We're supposed to make it up to 28 today - with the sun shining - and wind chills may get down to -1 tonight. Gack.
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (weather)
Instead of at work. Because the roads are nasty.  Freezing drizzle is Bad Bull.  And taking a couple hours of vacation to stay at home is much preferable to risking a car wreck or sitting in traffic for twice as long (hence resulting in used vacation hours anyway).

Seriously - good night, it's cold out there!  It's like the blizzard was on Christmas Eve, except without the snow.  Bare branches of the pecan in the front yard and our neighbor's red oaks are really tossing in the wind. And the porch swing outside my window is in constant motion. It's 26 right now, wind gusting over 30 mph, and the wind chill is 13. We're supposed to make it up to 28 today - with the sun shining - and wind chills may get down to -1 tonight. Gack.
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)
:p



It's 50 degrees right now, folks. FIFTY!  We've had a strong south wind all day.  But forget about it; that strong south wind will be changing to a strong NORTH wind, guesting to 40 mph.  The wind chill will be impressive and depressing.

Oh, and if the roads are icy, Dad and I may have an interesting slide drive to work.  (Or we may delay it, or not go in at all. We'll see!)

By the way, "FzgDz" = "freezing drizzle" and is a lot more typical of our winter precipitation than so-called ordinary things like snow.  Sleet and freezing rain, friends and neighbors, are bad for roads. It's called an ice storm, and it's nasty and dangerous.
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)
:p



It's 50 degrees right now, folks. FIFTY!  We've had a strong south wind all day.  But forget about it; that strong south wind will be changing to a strong NORTH wind, guesting to 40 mph.  The wind chill will be impressive and depressing.

Oh, and if the roads are icy, Dad and I may have an interesting slide drive to work.  (Or we may delay it, or not go in at all. We'll see!)

By the way, "FzgDz" = "freezing drizzle" and is a lot more typical of our winter precipitation than so-called ordinary things like snow.  Sleet and freezing rain, friends and neighbors, are bad for roads. It's called an ice storm, and it's nasty and dangerous.
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)
Behold, the unveiling of a new and rarely-seen National Weather Service icon!  (I.e., Friday's, with a forecast high of 26.)



I'm glad I won't be going to work that day. Brr!


I've been re-reading the Morgaine books over break, by the way. Man, I love those books!  So my Vanye icon is particularly appropriate, although I'm mainly using it because whatever Jordi did to the picture makes it look cold and snowy. :)
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)
Behold, the unveiling of a new and rarely-seen National Weather Service icon!  (I.e., Friday's, with a forecast high of 26.)



I'm glad I won't be going to work that day. Brr!


I've been re-reading the Morgaine books over break, by the way. Man, I love those books!  So my Vanye icon is particularly appropriate, although I'm mainly using it because whatever Jordi did to the picture makes it look cold and snowy. :)
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)

[livejournal.com profile] jordannamorgan just posted about the cold snap her part of Florida will be having, and that reminded me that my mother mentioned that our forecast said we'd be getting cold again later this next week.


Okay, I'm cold now. )

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Windy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny and windy, with a high near 32.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 31.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 37.

15?! 
ACK!!  And the lowest high in December was still above 40!  Days entirely below freezing do happen, but it's usually wet and yucky and doesn't get a whole lot colder at night.  Helloooo Arctic airmass!  (No, I won't die, and I know it. :p  But notice this is another cold "snap" that doesn't go away quickly, even with full sun. Most unusual.)


Ooh, this is interesting; it's our "climate narrative" for December, verbatim from the National Weather Service:
FREQUENT COLD FRONTS KEPT TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL THROUGHOUT MUCHOF DECEMBER. AT DFW AIRPORT...THERE WERE 19 DAYS WITH HIGHS IN THE40S. THE NORMAL HIGH FOR DECEMBER IS 59.1 DEGREES. THE MONTHLY MEANTEMPERATURE WAS A FULL 4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...PLACING AS THE 11THCOLDEST DECEMBER ON RECORD.
ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS...WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACCOMPANIED THE COLDWEATHER. SNOW FELL ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH TEXAS ON DECEMBER 2 ANDACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL TEXAS ON DECEMBER 4. MORE EVENTS FOLLOWEDFROM CHRISTMAS EVE TO NEW YEARS EVE.ON DECEMBER 24...RARE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IMPACTED AREAS MAINLYNORTHWEST OF THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH METROPLEX. SOME LOCATIONSRECEIVED AS MUCH AS 9 INCHES OF SNOW...FROM JACKSBORO...TO BOWIE...TO NORTHWESTERN COOKE COUNTY. WINDS GUSTED OVER 50 MPH...WITH DRIFTSAS HIGH AS 3 TO 5 FEET. PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 287 BETWEEN DECATUR ANDWICHITA FALLS WERE IMPASSABLE FROM CHRISTMAS EVE INTO THE MORNING OFCHRISTMAS DAY. FOR DALLAS/FORT WORTH...THE OFFICIAL SNOWFALL FOR THEEVENT WAS 3 INCHES...SMALL IN COMPARISON TO TOTALS JUST 50 MILES TOTHE NORTHWEST. BUT THIS WAS THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW ON RECORD FORCHRISTMAS EVE...AND MANY AREAS HAD CONSIDERABLE SNOW REMAINING ONTHE GROUND THROUGHOUT CHRISTMAS DAY.ADDITIONAL SNOW EVENTS FOLLOWED ON DECEMBER 29 AND 31. PORTIONS OFMONTAGUE COUNTY MAINTAINED SNOWCOVER FROM CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH NEWYEARS EVE.FOR DALLAS/FORT WORTH...THE 3.2 INCHES FOR THE MONTH WAS THE 2NDHIGHEST TOTAL ON RECORD FOR DECEMBER...BESTED ONLY BY THE 5.5 INCHESRECORDED ON DECEMBER 9, 1898.
DESPITE THE ABUNDANT SNOWFALL...THE PRECIPITATION TOTAL FOR THEMONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL. IT WAS THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITHBELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...BUT DFW AIRPORT ENDED THE YEAR ABOVENORMAL.

Wow! We set a record for December snowfall, and are only behind a record set back in 1898!


I've got MacLean on the brain, mostly thanks to Jordi already. (Yay for more MacLean movies!) It doesn't help that Daddy put down "Ice Station Zebra" as an answer to the category "Things That Are Cold" when we played Scattergories on New Year's Eve.  So I'm thinking this may turn out to be our Ice Station Zebra winter. :P

 

nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)

[livejournal.com profile] jordannamorgan just posted about the cold snap her part of Florida will be having, and that reminded me that my mother mentioned that our forecast said we'd be getting cold again later this next week.


Okay, I'm cold now. )

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. South wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Windy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north between 20 and 25 mph. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny and windy, with a high near 32.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 31.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 16.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 37.

15?! 
ACK!!  And the lowest high in December was still above 40!  Days entirely below freezing do happen, but it's usually wet and yucky and doesn't get a whole lot colder at night.  Helloooo Arctic airmass!  (No, I won't die, and I know it. :p  But notice this is another cold "snap" that doesn't go away quickly, even with full sun. Most unusual.)


Ooh, this is interesting; it's our "climate narrative" for December, verbatim from the National Weather Service:
FREQUENT COLD FRONTS KEPT TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL THROUGHOUT MUCHOF DECEMBER. AT DFW AIRPORT...THERE WERE 19 DAYS WITH HIGHS IN THE40S. THE NORMAL HIGH FOR DECEMBER IS 59.1 DEGREES. THE MONTHLY MEANTEMPERATURE WAS A FULL 4 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL...PLACING AS THE 11THCOLDEST DECEMBER ON RECORD.
ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS...WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACCOMPANIED THE COLDWEATHER. SNOW FELL ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTH TEXAS ON DECEMBER 2 ANDACROSS PORTIONS OF CENTRAL TEXAS ON DECEMBER 4. MORE EVENTS FOLLOWEDFROM CHRISTMAS EVE TO NEW YEARS EVE.ON DECEMBER 24...RARE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS IMPACTED AREAS MAINLYNORTHWEST OF THE DALLAS/FORT WORTH METROPLEX. SOME LOCATIONSRECEIVED AS MUCH AS 9 INCHES OF SNOW...FROM JACKSBORO...TO BOWIE...TO NORTHWESTERN COOKE COUNTY. WINDS GUSTED OVER 50 MPH...WITH DRIFTSAS HIGH AS 3 TO 5 FEET. PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 287 BETWEEN DECATUR ANDWICHITA FALLS WERE IMPASSABLE FROM CHRISTMAS EVE INTO THE MORNING OFCHRISTMAS DAY. FOR DALLAS/FORT WORTH...THE OFFICIAL SNOWFALL FOR THEEVENT WAS 3 INCHES...SMALL IN COMPARISON TO TOTALS JUST 50 MILES TOTHE NORTHWEST. BUT THIS WAS THE FIRST MEASURABLE SNOW ON RECORD FORCHRISTMAS EVE...AND MANY AREAS HAD CONSIDERABLE SNOW REMAINING ONTHE GROUND THROUGHOUT CHRISTMAS DAY.ADDITIONAL SNOW EVENTS FOLLOWED ON DECEMBER 29 AND 31. PORTIONS OFMONTAGUE COUNTY MAINTAINED SNOWCOVER FROM CHRISTMAS EVE THROUGH NEWYEARS EVE.FOR DALLAS/FORT WORTH...THE 3.2 INCHES FOR THE MONTH WAS THE 2NDHIGHEST TOTAL ON RECORD FOR DECEMBER...BESTED ONLY BY THE 5.5 INCHESRECORDED ON DECEMBER 9, 1898.
DESPITE THE ABUNDANT SNOWFALL...THE PRECIPITATION TOTAL FOR THEMONTH WAS BELOW NORMAL. IT WAS THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH WITHBELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION...BUT DFW AIRPORT ENDED THE YEAR ABOVENORMAL.

Wow! We set a record for December snowfall, and are only behind a record set back in 1898!


I've got MacLean on the brain, mostly thanks to Jordi already. (Yay for more MacLean movies!) It doesn't help that Daddy put down "Ice Station Zebra" as an answer to the category "Things That Are Cold" when we played Scattergories on New Year's Eve.  So I'm thinking this may turn out to be our Ice Station Zebra winter. :P

 

nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)

The snow is totally sticking. Top of the grass, cars, lawn furniture for now.

:)

nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)

The snow is totally sticking. Top of the grass, cars, lawn furniture for now.

:)

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And it's 37 degrees, the flakes are big, nothing is sticking, everything is soaking wet, and there's practically no wind, unlike last Thursday's tornado.

It's still pretty.

The attic is more or less clean, I've more or less cleaned the heaps of mail off my desk, the boys are playing computer games, and Dad and Mom should be getting back from Home 'n' Depot with a rented enormous ladder to put a ceiling fan in our 14' high dining room.  And I'm sitting down to sew chemises and watch Pride and Prejudice yet again, but with Trevor this time. :)

Oh, and I bought that muff, after seeing Lady Catherine's enormous ermine-and-tassels affair.  This is mink, I think, with no tassels but nice sateen lining and finishing and a name label sewn inside, written with nice Spencerian handwriting.  Pictures forthcoming.  Someday I shall have need of a Regency winter outfit.  Right? Of course right!
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And it's 37 degrees, the flakes are big, nothing is sticking, everything is soaking wet, and there's practically no wind, unlike last Thursday's tornado.

It's still pretty.

The attic is more or less clean, I've more or less cleaned the heaps of mail off my desk, the boys are playing computer games, and Dad and Mom should be getting back from Home 'n' Depot with a rented enormous ladder to put a ceiling fan in our 14' high dining room.  And I'm sitting down to sew chemises and watch Pride and Prejudice yet again, but with Trevor this time. :)

Oh, and I bought that muff, after seeing Lady Catherine's enormous ermine-and-tassels affair.  This is mink, I think, with no tassels but nice sateen lining and finishing and a name label sewn inside, written with nice Spencerian handwriting.  Pictures forthcoming.  Someday I shall have need of a Regency winter outfit.  Right? Of course right!
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I'd say we've accumulated at least 1" on the lawns. The streets are still not snowy, of course, since they're still warm; the thermometer is barely below freezing.  The wind is incredible. Snow is blowing like nobody's business, and it's sheeting off the roofs in the gusts. So gusty!  The wind chill is 19 degrees.

My crazy brothers suited up in all their wool stuff (and a couple of rabbit skins for good measure) and tossed a football around at the park. They said the snow really hurt their faces when it blew straight on, and their cheeks were pretty red.

It's a good thing I went antiquing earlier in the day; there are a lot of accidents out there, including one a five-minute walk from where I sit right now.

... I still can't get over this. Not only is it the heaviest snowfall I remember since I was a little girl, it's on Christmas Eve.  And it certainly won't go away during the night.  So I think* we'll actually have the first white Christmas in 83 years. At least until the sun comes up and melts it all. :p

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I'd say we've accumulated at least 1" on the lawns. The streets are still not snowy, of course, since they're still warm; the thermometer is barely below freezing.  The wind is incredible. Snow is blowing like nobody's business, and it's sheeting off the roofs in the gusts. So gusty!  The wind chill is 19 degrees.

My crazy brothers suited up in all their wool stuff (and a couple of rabbit skins for good measure) and tossed a football around at the park. They said the snow really hurt their faces when it blew straight on, and their cheeks were pretty red.

It's a good thing I went antiquing earlier in the day; there are a lot of accidents out there, including one a five-minute walk from where I sit right now.

... I still can't get over this. Not only is it the heaviest snowfall I remember since I was a little girl, it's on Christmas Eve.  And it certainly won't go away during the night.  So I think* we'll actually have the first white Christmas in 83 years. At least until the sun comes up and melts it all. :p

nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)
[livejournal.com profile] estelyn_strider posted a few days ago about seasons, and it got me thinking.  What consitute seasons?  Is it just a big enough annual temperature swing?  Or is it having four mostly-distinct seasons?  Because my corner of Texas certainly qualifies as having seasons for the first, but not for the second.  Unless the accepted measure of "spring" and "fall" are different than mine.  Ironically, for all my tolerance of heat, I have a very narrow comfortable range; there are very few spring and fall days that satisfy me.

Ramble ramble ramble )
nuranar: Hortense Bonaparte. La reine Hortense sous une tonnelle à Aix-les-Bains (1813) by Antoine Jean Duclaux. (Nhi Vanye i Chya)
[livejournal.com profile] estelyn_strider posted a few days ago about seasons, and it got me thinking.  What consitute seasons?  Is it just a big enough annual temperature swing?  Or is it having four mostly-distinct seasons?  Because my corner of Texas certainly qualifies as having seasons for the first, but not for the second.  Unless the accepted measure of "spring" and "fall" are different than mine.  Ironically, for all my tolerance of heat, I have a very narrow comfortable range; there are very few spring and fall days that satisfy me.

Ramble ramble ramble )

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