Thursday, December 11, 2008

Global Warming Strikes -- It's Snowing in Houston.

***fact junkies, make sure to check out the end of this blog post***

Look out Al Gore, it's Snowing in Houston. Tuesday we are walking around in sandals and shorts. Wednesday morning, we pulled out the dusty coat. The temperature dropped 45 degrees in 12 hours with winds gusting to 35mph!

Crazy Weather

And then . . . it snowed. Now I know most Americans shrug at the sight of snow, it's a yearly occurrence. Here in Houston, at Natuba Central, when snow falls it is as if a miracle has occurred. When it snows for six hours, as it did on Tuesday, mouths drop and minds marvel.

Snow in Houston!

You see kids running in the streets, couples embracing, and the majority of Houstonians donning gear suitable for a race to the North Pole.

You have to take advantage of the situation while it lasts. Houston gets a flurry about once every 4 years, for about 10 minutes. Crafty as they are, Natubatons took full use of the rare element.

Snowball - Houston TX!

Search through the recent photos on Natuba and look for pics from Houston. You will see a lot of exclamation points.

!!By my research it has only snowed on 39 days in the last 113 years in Houston, the largest of which occurred in 1895 with a record 20 inches! Counting those 20 inches there has been less than 50 inches (my math says 44.5) to ever touch the ground in Houston!!

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