Friday, December 25, 2009

An Almost White Christmas

OK ...Look closely at the white Christmas we had. After more than 9.50 inches of rain this past week we managed to only see a few flakes fall in the wee hours of Christmas morning. I was not awake, of course. At least it did get cold with a low this morning of 27. I guess I'll officially call this a trace of snow.

Because of the Great Recession we had to skimp a little this Christmas. Below you can see the kids scratching off their dollar lotto tickets....
It really was a good Christmas. As we all get older it gets harder and harder to buy presents. We usually pick out our own gifts. That way there's no disappointment on Christmas morning. Laura was up at 5am, but managed to stay away from out house until 8:00. Claire and John will still rather celebrate Christmas afternoon.

I guess I'll now have to hope for a White New Year.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

White Christmas????? Really?

I know last week I said no white Christmas....but the big storm system to our west is moving farther south that first forecast. As of this update Pam is getting snow. We may even see a dusting here. Parts of northwest Arkansas could see up to 8 inches. Speaking of 8 bout all this rain. Here at Mike's weather center We have picked up 8.94 inches of rain in the past 36 hours. I-30 was closed this morning between Little Rock and Benton.

We'll keep up to date on the weather....Merry Christmas.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

No White Christmas this year

Once again we are all disappointed that we won't be having a White Christmas. All the cold weather we've had this month....and now a warmup. We may see 60 degrees by Wednesday. At least it should be below freezing Christmas morning.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Brief update

Not a lot of excitement here. It has been a cold week. We had a couple of days with lows in the upper teens and highs only in the 30s. Fayetteville did hit 9 degrees one morning. No snow for us. Maybe a little rain today. The next couple of days will be warmer, but more cold weather is just around the corner.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Deep In The Heart Of Texas

This is what much of southeast Texas looked like Friday as an early Winter storm brought snowflakes to places that don't see that much snowfall. Some areas in Houston got up to 4 inches of snow. Back on Wednesday places like Plano saw big white flakes fall. We even had snow mixing in with rain in west Little Rock on Wednesday. Cold weather has settled in. We recorded 17 for a low this morning. This is perfect weather for December.