Texas snowfall brings life to a standstill
Advocates for global warming are in a tizzy following a sudden snowfall that swept across southern texas that is making things very difficult for residents when it comes to travel conditions.
People who live in the deep south are not used to seeing snow at this time of year, or at all as snow is very rare for the deep south and thus panic set in when the snow hit as nobody was prepared to deal with it.
The band of cold air that brought the snowfall with it, has ominus intentions when it comes to the Mid-Atlantic to New England and schools, government offices and even churches even closed down yesterday because of the sudden onslaught.
Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi all reported snowfall yesterday morning, and the forecast does not look good for the weekend either as ice and sleet are set to continue causing havvock on roads.
Louisiana utilities have reported that more than 100,000 residents had lost their power yesterday, with the majority of them centered around Baton Rouge.
Snow blankets Southern Texas
As for the city reporting the most snowfall, that honor goes to Corpus Christi with seven inches of snow reported so far, the first snowfall they have received in the last 13 years.
There have already been numerous traffic accidents reported as motorists struggle to deal with what in Canada would be deemed as a little snow.
Auston received one inch of snowfall yesterday, but San Antonio was hit with close to two inches of snow, the most snow they have received at one time since way back in 1987.
Houston reported the fifth most snowiest December day in its history, reporting upwards of 0.7 inches of the white stuff. Furthermore, this is the second earliest time of year that Houston has received snow.
“It’s the first snow of the season and any time you even mention snow in the South, you’re going to get people a little panicky,” said David Nadler, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s office south of Atlanta.
When it comes to Texas, the cities of Austin and San Antonio were hit especially hard, but ask any kid who got the day off school yesterday and they will tell you how awesome their day was, a far cry from those attempting to get to work.
Brad is a former Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is an award-winning travel, culture, and parenting writer. His writing has appeared in many of the Canada’s most respected and credible publications, including the Toronto Star, CBC News and on the cover of Smithsonian Magazine. A meticulous researcher who’s not afraid to be controversial, he is nationally known as a journalist who opens people’s eyes to the realities behind accepted practices in the care of children. Brad is a contributing journalist to Advocator.ca