I've finally found a Panhandle Freeper!
We've been curious since a trip in early March...we drove across I-40 from California towards OKC. On both legs (10 days apart) there was terrifying fog just east of Amarillo all the way past the TX/OK state lines. Hell, if we hadn't known Shamrock was where it was, we'd have missed it (wanted to spend the night there),
We though California drivers were bonkers, but the way traffic continued at 75 through that pea soup was eerie.
My question: How common is that fog?
"My question: How common is that fog?"
Actually, it's pretty uncommon (unless you want to count a few folks, here and there around the Panhandle, who are permanently in a fog).
For some reason, there IS a stretch between McLean and Shamrock that always seems to have the most severe weather when we're having a bad day. When it's snowing and icy, that stretch of road is very, very bad...always more icy than anywhere else.
This whole summer has been odd here in Amarillo; only a few days in the upper 90's, and suddenly, we're having some pretty cool days here in August!