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post #1 of 18 Old 04-10-2013, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Angry Anyone want to move to Texas??

LOL, Okay, I know the weather here can be bipolar, but this is ridiculous. Yesterday, it was almost 90 degrees. Today started off chilly, windy, and wet. Shortly after lunchtime, it started to drizzle, which progressed to a constant barrage of hail. That's right, not sleet...hail (ranging in size from peas to quarters). It hailed off and on for over 5 hours and has now started to snow

I bet we got 4 inches of hail alone. Went out with Dad earlier tonight and worked 3 car wrecks in less than 1 hour...he's currently out on another right now.

I mean, I'll take the moisture, but really? It's April, what's wrong with a nice rainshower?
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post #2 of 18 Old 04-10-2013, 12:57 AM
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Beats our weather. think blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
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I'd feel sorry for you but Sunday it was a balmy 72, Monday the weather went to !@#$% and 70mph winds kicked in and then ice/snow started. Today it never got above 11 and the winds howled until all the cows I had thrown in the dry lot were bawling their heads off until I gave in and let them go back into the pasture with sheds (the one that was supposed to be resting! BLAH!!!).

Tonight is more snow/ice and a good chance of no school again tomorrow since a town that can't even afford police has no hope of plowing/salting roads, they just close 'em.
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Waaaa waaa waaa cry me a river.....I hear the violins playing.......I live in Alberta...... just kidding! Sounds like you got all the seasons in one day!!

I'd move to Texas in a heart beat........so freaking cold here!!!
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post #5 of 18 Old 04-10-2013, 01:20 AM
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I'd love to move to Texas! Only visited there once but really liked it a lot-near Dallas- Fort Worth area. Too bad your weather isn't super good either. Sping is trying to happen here but the stupid Weather Network is predicting 15-20 cm snow on Friday. I hope they're wrong. Just want my snow tires off please.....
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post #6 of 18 Old 04-10-2013, 02:59 AM
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post #7 of 18 Old 04-10-2013, 08:20 AM
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No thank you. I like the Texans I know, but it's too crowded and the weather is crazy. Also, everything that crawls or slithers (and there are lots of them) seems to bite or sting.

I have a daughter working down there now and she is doing quite a job eliminating as many copperhead snakes as she sees. Her boss is thrilled that she's not afraid to dispatch the poisonous snakes that come in to the barn areas and has reduced poisonous spider numbers on his place. She does not harm non-poisonous anything.

I tell Texans that they are tough. It's so humid that 40 some degrees there feels like single digits here. I tell people in other humid areas the same thing.
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No thanks. Our weather is bi-polar enough. My grandpa always used to say "Indiana, the state were you can run the furnace and the air conditioner in the same day." There's some truth to that lol. It was almost 80 here yesterday, it felt amazing but back to the 40s come Friday.

I hate hail. Love rain on the barn roof but hail is another story. Hope your dad stays safe out there!

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LOL, Boots, I'm actually not in the humid area. All that is in south and east TX, I'm in the northeast corner of the panhandle and a humid day for us is 40%.

I will agree about the poisonous critters, though. Between rattlers and black widows (which were awful last year), you've got to be really careful where you put your hands when in the pasture or barn. I purposefully capture any bull snake I find and turn it loose in my barn because they kill and eat rattlers along with mice. Kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak.

At least the sun is shining this morning, though it's still below freezing and everything outside is nothing more than one big sheet of ice 3-4 inches thick.

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LOL, Boots, I'm actually not in the humid area. All that is in south and east TX, <snipped> .
THat's Meeeeeeeeeeee...
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