Skip to comments.Snow breaks Odessa records (Texas)
Posted on 01/10/2012 7:23:00 AM PST by CedarDave
Mondays snow broke the 1998s daily snowfall record and pushed the 2011-12 winter season past the 1946-47 seasonal snowfall record, the National Weather Service in Midland reported.
As of press time, 7:30 p.m. Monday, the NWS reported 10.4 inches of snow had fallen since 7 a.m., bringing the seasonal snowfall figure for 2011-12 to 19.3 inches. The previous daily snowfall record was set Dec. 11, 1998, at 9.8 inches the previous season snowfall record was set in 1946-47 at 13.9 inches.
Cancelations rippled on toward the Midland International Airport as well. The airport reported airlines had opted to cancel all of Mondays departures.
The Odessa District of TxDOT reported eight snow plows came from the Lubbock District of TxDOT to help clear roads outside of the city limits, which include Highway 191, Interstate 20, Business Interstate 20, Loop 338 and Highway 158.
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All of my Midland friends are beside themselves posting photos like crazy. I suppose this helps with the drought.
What is the time frame for these records?
You should never use the words “liberal” and “logic” in the same sentence. :)
Those record temperatures were for 2011.
What I meant was, what was the time frame the record refers to? How far back do they go? I suspect only to about 1940, so they are a little meaningless. They weren’t able to get any kind of meaningful temperatures until about 1850 and I think they didn’t have many stations recording temperatures around the country until the 1940s. I was simply pointing out that when they talk about record high or low temps you have to take into account that they are talking about a very short period of time. It’s interesting, but it’s not very meaningful in the big scheme of things.
They werent able to get any kind of meaningful temperatures until about 1850
West Texas was still Indian Country in 1850, doubt that there were many thermometers in those parts during that period.
Ya think? ;)
I don't think it was the hottest summer in the earth's history, but it was pretty hot here last summer.
"This year could also boast the hottest June through August, known as the meteorological summer, since monthly records were first kept in 1854, Rose said. August has had an average temperature of 91.6 degrees, which will probably break the record for Austin's hottest month 89.7 degrees recorded in July."
Yes, I know it was hot (I have many friends who still live in various parts of TX and my kids in TX too, plus we drove thru there in August, it was as dry as I’ve ever seen it, but then my lifetime is but a flash in the pan even tho I’m getting pretty old!)
Thank you for finding that date. Still in all, my point was simply that while records are interesting, it could be that it was hotter all of the years just prior to them starting to keep records. We don’t really know.
However, I certainly sympathize. I recall one summer we lived in Midland (I was pregnant unfortunately, had my baby in July) and at the time it was the longest string of days over 100 or some such. All I can tell you is it was miserable. And then the NEXT time we had a record breaking string of 100 degree days there our AC broke in the middle of it and of course they couldn’t get us a new one for about a week. Yeah, no fun at all! So, yes, I sympathize.
This snowfall does fascinate me. I really never saw snow like this when we were there (from 1978 to 1993). Amazing. Would love to be there with my camera. Oh, and a hot toddy or two. :)
by wife has been looking at the snowfall all day.
if it gets any heavier , I’ll have to let her inside.
Wacky weather, don't I know it! The white Christmas was nice, the last one I remember was 49 years ago up in the holler out of Isom KY. Now, the double whammy is quite enough and my weather bug is saying there might be more on Thursday?
Being from the Northwest a lot of the locals here think I'm used to having a lot of snow all winter long, but the truth is in the upper Willamette valley we would get snowfall 2 or maybe 3 times each winter and the accumulation was usually just an inch or two. More often we'd just have cold spells of a week or two immediately following some wet precipitation, so lingering ice was the thing, not much real snow. This winter there has not been any snow of freezing weather at all, and darn little rain.
So yesterday they were all saying gee you must really feel at home now, and I have to remind them once again how they lied to me about the supposedly pleasant winter conditions here. The fact is, compared to the cold snap last Feb. here in Hobbs, I have experienced colder temperatures only one time, during the 1989 arctic express episode when we dipped to -2F ever so briefly!
In Oregon there were the back to back hundred year floods in '95 and '96. And I'm sort of waiting for that here now. There is more than one rainless year in Oregon in my memory, so I am not at all comforted by this past year's drought.
Oh we did take a loader and scraped the snow off our lot yesterday after the now finally quit. But it left a shallow layer on the pavement and this morning it was solid ice. My helper took a step on to it and his feet went out from under him. It was funny for about a minute but his head hit the ground hard, it took a while to get him back on his feet and he was hurting pretty good all day. I did finally get him to go to the doc this afternoon and he is OK but still hurting!
“Ya think? ;)”
Uh huh, I think :)