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There and Back Again - Record Snow Fall

Posted on 2010.02.12 at 13:15
Current Location: 75070
Current Music: Thomas Dolby - The Gate to the Mind's Eye

The extreme snowfall of February 11-12, 2010 goes down as THE snowiest 24-hour period in the history DFW weather records, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). An amazing 12.5" was measured, 11.2" of which fell on the 11th.

I only live about a half-mile from the Expressway which goes into Dallas, but it took me nearly two minutes to get there, as I was driving a paltry 25mph - and nearly two minutes to get back.

I've been meaning to post a drive to the highway and back for nearly three years. I wanted my first post of this to be during the Spring, when its gorgeous beyond words, but this snowscape will suffice for now:


3:30




Comments:


Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-02-12 19:29 (UTC) (Link)
...video still processing
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-12 19:31 (UTC) (Link)
Here's a picture of our cat in snow as a distraction!
kat_rowe
kat_rowe at 2010-02-12 19:33 (UTC) (Link)
this has been one crazy winter :)

your cat is adorable, btw *pets it* doesn't look like it knows quite what to do with this weird white shit on the ground
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-13 15:27 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, that cat was all like, WTF^^ mate.
Jamie
anakngtinapa at 2010-02-13 02:56 (UTC) (Link)
Snow looks beautiful. *___* And the cat.

Although I won't wish for snow here. It would probably mark the start of the end of the world.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-13 15:29 (UTC) (Link)
I had a year of snow once: Six months in Korea followed by six months in Nebraska. That was a tough year. And don't even get me started on Saint Louis.
JaceMan
jaceman at 2010-02-13 13:45 (UTC) (Link)
"Great" video! There were no keg stands, no topless co-eds running for their lives from ego-maniacal killers with momma issues, and fewer shots to the groin than my home has had burglary free days. Fail sir, major fail!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-13 15:31 (UTC) (Link)
But there was snow!
irulan_amy at 2010-02-13 19:28 (UTC) (Link)
Love that scenic drive. So very pretty.

And also? My next cat - going to be a Maine Coon. :)
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-13 22:41 (UTC) (Link)
Ain't it just? And sadly, Squeegie's no Maine Coon, she's just an undersized Daisy look-a-like :(


He is exactly like you in every way. Except one eighth your size.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-02-15 02:27 (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful. Not crazy about the soundtrack. Something from the Hoth battle would've been sweet. Some randomly placed AT ATs would have rocked.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-15 03:30 (UTC) (Link)
I like the way you think. In my defense, they flagged my first choice, so I went with a free alternative.
Samantha
thesweetestnote at 2010-02-15 02:29 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-15 03:32 (UTC) (Link)
Adorable! In exchange, I offer you this:

nicetwins
nicetwins at 2010-02-15 14:33 (UTC) (Link)

We loved the snow!

Kids got soaked through, but they loved that snow too- great "packing" snow for a snowball fight!
And I heart your kitteh... can't wait until we get our little furballs!
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-15 15:37 (UTC) (Link)

Re: We loved the snow!

Ours broke out their sleds from STL:

Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2010-02-15 18:59 (UTC) (Link)
You're more of a filmmaker than I can every hope to be. Snowscape pretty.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-15 19:03 (UTC) (Link)
You mocking me again? Its all about location, location, location...
Missus Emm
missus_emm at 2010-02-16 16:41 (UTC) (Link)
Was your cat doing that things where it shakes its paws after each step? I love it when mine do that. I laugh cruelly and take full credit for organising the cold, white stuff just to irritate them.

Nice video! I couldn't put up the sound unfortunately.
ehowton
ehowton at 2010-02-19 13:41 (UTC) (Link)
I got bonus points because she's not an outdoor cat ;)
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