Not wanting Houston to miss out on Snowmageddon, Mother Nature has ordered some flakes for Houston. And Houston is FREAKING OUT.
Usually when snow occurs here, it’s a novelty dusting and it’s gone before you can blink. But this time, we’ve had an abnormal stretch of days at below-freezing temperatures, so whatever falls will stick around for a few extra hours (Saturday forecast: 55. Sunday: 66). The prediction for our immediate area is 1-3″. To get that in the first place, and for it to hang around, is supposedly a 10+ year type event.
We started getting warnings Wednesday night that it was going to hit on Thursday afternoon. I went to work giddy about a super-short day. Schools decided a day ahead that they will be closed Friday; many also closed today. My company sent out an email saying we should all go home no later than 4 today, and not to plan to come back tomorrow. It’s all so exciting!
Observe, my neighborhood at 10:45 PM on Thursday:
If it doesn’t look snowy, it’s because it’s not. I don’t really mind if we don’t get snow because heaven knows that people in this city already can’t drive, but I just don’t want my employer to have an opportunity to walk back the closure they already announced. I’m really looking forward to having a hot, homemade breakfast and taking my afternoon teleconference in my pajamas. So cross your fingers for a nice, thick blanket of snow!