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Snow Covered Austin, Texas

Updated on August 21, 2013

Serious Snow

My poor Palm tree looks cold!
My poor Palm tree looks cold!

It Began With Sleet

The long awaited annual snowfall in the Texas Hill Country occurred last evening! It was later than usual this year, arriving on the third day of February,

As the evening began, sleet moved in. By 10 pm the roads were ice covered and slippery. It was a dangerous evening to venture onto the roadways! Countless automobiles were rendered inoperable because of the precarious road conditions. Emergency vehicles flashed their bright lights all over the city as motorists encountered road barriers and other inanimate objects on their slippery drive home.

A Blanket of Snow

Good Morning Snow

I awoke during the night and noticed how bright it seemed outside. Looking out the window, the ground was covered with a beautiful layer of snow. Everything was exceptionally quiet. There was a declared hush as people slept and the snow fell.

The sun beamed through the window this morning. It didn't seem possible that there could be snow on the ground with such a bright morning. Then I remembered our temperatures in the tens and the ice the evening before and knew it would be awhile before the winter wonderland would melt.

Area schools are closed today. Many businesses have closed their doors on this Friday due to the travel conditions. There is a layer of ice under the snow which makes road travel dangerous until the roadways warm. Tonight a refreeze of the melted snow is expected, causing another travel hazard to local residents.

The local news station aired a clip of a local school with a large hill on their property, covered with parents and their children sliding in the snow. Facebook is busy with plenty of recent posts of snow angels and snowmen! How much fun!

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Enjoying It All

I enjoyed two cups of tea this morning. A leisurely morning is always a welcome relief from the daily grind. The snow is beginning to melt. The water is dripping off of the rooftops and the streets are clearing. It is time to start my day. Have a good one!

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    ExpandYourMind 6 years ago from Midwest USA

    So, it does snow in Texas :). Pretty pics. I like the palm in the snow. Spring will be here before you know it -- I hope.

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    ImChemist 6 years ago

    I like the snow view, but in our country no snow

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    Kathi 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

    Weather rocks are world from time to time to let us know who's in charge! Thanks for sharing

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    Paula Kirchner 6 years ago from Austin. Texas

    Thanks Pamela. Yes I am looking forward to Spring. The older I get, the more I like the warmer weather. I love the Jacksonville, Florida area. We used to visit cousins and the beach there when I was a kid. Great beaches.

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    Peggy, I bet you are really looking forward to spring. I feel fortunate to live in Jacksonville, Florida as I grew up in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and I know how awful snow and cold weather can be sure don't miss it. I liked your pictures and and I enjoyed your hub.

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    breakfastpop 6 years ago

    The snow in my backyard is very near the top of the fence!

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