Not From Texas

Houston in the deep freeze

Posted in Environment by Jennifer Peebles on February 10, 2011

Dang, It's Cold


We don’t get a whole lot of cold weather down here in Houston. But we’ve sure had a good bit of it lately.

We’re having one more serious cold snap here tonight. Temps are forecasted to get down into the low 20s tonight.

They’re also predicting record power usage here tomorrow, which makes me think there will be more “rolling blackouts” down here tomorrow. But I’m hopeful that, even if I lose electric power sometime, I hope I’ll still have running water. If not, I still have 10 gallons of water in milk jugs in the back of the truck left over from when the water pipes froze last week.

I went outside this afternoon to wrap up the exposed pipe on the side of the house — the one that froze last time — and within five minutes my hands were numb. It was sleeting. The pipes outside and the the plastic wheelie thingy that holds the garden hose were encrusted with ice.


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  1. Laurie H. said, on February 10, 2011 at 3:12 am

    Stay warm! We had the rolling blackouts last week, which wasn’t a big problem at home, but they also shut off the hospital. Not cool.

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