It could be because I live in the desert of Texas that I haven't heard about it, but then again, we do - every once in a while - get a storm pass through here. Remember last year's frozen lake?
Oops, that's not it, that was this year in January.
Nope, not it again, that was a day later - still this year in January.
There it is, it was still snowing in this picture which is why it's so blurry looking. This was February 2011. Almost two years ago now. The lake was frozen over and you could walk across it. A big difference from summer of 2011 when you could walk across the lake, but that was because it was dry. I thought I had a picture of that, but I guess I don't. Oh, well, just imagine this picture, but instead of all the white or green, replace it with brown. All tints and shades of brown and you have what it looked like a couple of summers ago. Not a pretty picture.
Neither one of those storms (the January 2012 and the February 2011) had a name that I ever heard of so maybe this naming the winter storms is new this year. Well, so long to Euclid from Texas. You have just about passed out of here and even though you didn't come all the way down to Odessa with your snow, you still left behind some really cold temperatures. Tonight it's hard to imagine that a week ago we were in the upper 70's/lower 80's and today - I am not sure it got out of the 30's. It's supposed to be another cold night in the teens again - which, since this is a windy part of the world - wind chill temps will be in the single digits. Cold, cold, cold!! I stayed inside today (except for taking a gift by to someone and a small Coke run this evening - okay, I don't have any cola here at my house so when I want one, I have to go to Dairy Queen or Sonic or even to Stripes if I don't mind getting out of my car. I may have to put Coke on my grocery list along with the black eyed peas and Mrs. Renfro's salsa - the best pomegranate salsa!! IMHO)
I am looking forward to learning if anyone knows about this storm naming conundrum and if anyone knows what the next storm will be called while I sew away on my next Christmas quilt. More on it and other items tomorrow.