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Wednesday, January the seventeenth

Sunny but cold, a breezy morning coffee muses.

It’s only in the lower twenties in the shade right now. Luckily, this porch is in the sun… unluckily, the wind is gusting pretty strongly trying to suck the warmth right out of my soul.

The ice pellets on the ground around the tree trunks are still there. Like a dusting of snow on bare ground. The hood and roof of my Sport Trac are still white against the dark blue. Ice sickles still hang here and there.

For the second day, schools are closed. The world is mostly quiet once again as everyone was warned to stay off the frozen roads. So the only sound I’m hearing is the wind in the trees. As I sit here letting the cold seep into my bones.

All day yesterday the bird feeders out front were busy, the ones out back, not so much. The ice on the roof must be starting to melt… there’s a drip drip drip picking up speed on the lid of the garbage can.

It looks like I need to move this muse indoors before I completely freeze…

Here’s what I saw when I fired up the computer…

Just keep in mind, my wind gage has been funky for months now.

The front feeders are busy again today,  The goldfinches are eating me out of house and seed.

This winter has actually been a winter. My heat has been on since before Christmas, we’ve had two snow events and a frozen precipitation event… And it’s only the middle of January.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m gonna enjoy winter while it lasts… Have a great weather day all…

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.

Monday, August 28

Day Three Of Harvey Morning Coffee Muses

The rains slacked up yesterday afternoon and throughout the night. The water at the back of our place was able to drain. It’s now raining again and we are under a flash flood warning…

Other than being pretty much stuck at home, we have been extremely lucky.  Almost embarrassingly so… But we aren’t going to be going anywhere anytime soon…

See all of the red circles with the — signs. Those are road closures. Not shown are all of the roads that are underwater off the main roads.

This is a continuing disaster. We will be getting rained on for days yet. Stay safe folks.

Friday, August 25

A Wet, Loud, Gonna Get Wetter Morning Coffee Muse

Sherry’s alarm went off at it’s normal 4 am. She shut it off and for the next hour lightning flashed and thunder boomed… Ok, maybe it was only 30 minutes… but it sure seemed like an hour. It seemed like some of the lightning strikes were right outside the bedroom window. There was no time between the flash and the boom. And did I say they were loud…

As you can see, what woke us was just an isolated thunderstorm running well ahead of an early rain band. And if the radar holds true through the morning we will see bands of rain streaming over us from east to west. everything you see in that image is twirling around the center at the bottom in the classic counterclockwise direction.

I need to go pour that first cup of the day and step out and get the feel of the morning…

Light to no breeze, light to moderate rain falling. It will be an interesting day.. Now it’s time to get ready to head into Houston.