Tuesday, the sixteenth day of January

It’s cold, it’s raining, the winds are gusting on this morning coffee muses.

It’s already ready at 32°, the wind in the pines is roaring, and the radar is showing a wintery mix of precipitation falling right now. I’m all bundled up and it’s still cold. So the outside portion of this muse will be short lived.

With my hoodie tied tight around my face, my field of vision is almost nonexistent, focused on the kindle screen. I just looked at the full radar and the snow is already south and west of us. looks like there might even be snow palling on the Nash Prairie Preserve.

From the sounds out and about, every living thing is hunkered down somewhere. I am only seeing a few birds flying from one semi sheltered spot to another…time to abandon my rocker and move inside.

Wow, my coffee had gone lukewarm by the time I got my first sip after losing the hand coverings. From the desk, my view of the front feeders show they are covered in goldfinches with a single splash of red from a male cardinal.

This just in from the city:

Winter Weather Event – 10:00 a.m.

Frozen precipitation is forecast to begin falling in the Alvin area early this afternoon, with temperatures falling in the mid-twenties overnight.  Because of this winter weather event, there is the potential for the icing of roads, bridges and overpasses.

Non-emergency City offices will close today at 11:00 a.m. and will reopen at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

City crews and trucks are prepared to sand any bridges or roadways that may have icing.

Residents are encouraged to limit travel during the afternoon and overnight hours, and if travel is necessary, to use extreme caution.

Please make sure to bring your pets inside during these frigid temperatures.

Check the City’s website and social media accounts for further updates.

And the schools are closed across the area. What would the folks up north think of us?

I think I’ll get on with the day… Stay warm everyone.

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