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January 17th, 2007

Oh My Goodness…Hell HAS Frozen Over….

Or at least the part of it incorporated by Texas.  If you’ve ever driven I-10 in the middle of summer, a headline that has the words ‘Ice’ and ‘Interstate 10’ in the same sentence Will catch your attention…

Storm leaves 55 dead, thousands shivering

The system that coated Texas with ice was moving east Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, and snow, sleet or freezing rain was possible Wednesday night from Louisiana to the Carolinas.

The wave of arctic air that trailed the storm system helped to kick off more freezing rain and snow Wednesday in Texas, closing schools and some businesses and government offices.

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport canceled 100 flights. The Austin airport canceled 32 outbound flights and 28 inbound, and ran out of de-icing fluid, officials said.

Houston and San Antonio were under rare ice warnings Wednesday and icy roads in Dallas slowed morning highway commuters.

A 300-mile stretch of Interstate 10 in Texas from Fort Stockton to San Antonio had been closed since Tuesday because of fresh snow atop a layer of ice.

Ice.  On Interstate 10.  Wow.  I’ve driven I-8 to I-10 all the way from San Diego to Kent Texas where it forks with I-20.  In the middle of August.  You drive it someday in the middle of August and try to picture it coated with Ice.  I’ve never been through Fort Stockton, but that’s further south then Gila Bend Arizona, where they sell mock roadsigns with an arrow pointing forward that reads "Tuscon – 100 miles" and another arrow pointing down that reads "Hell – 5 feet".

I have a refrigerator magnet I bought down there that reads "But It’s A Dry Heat…"

Looks like it’s heading my way, but when it gets here we’ll only get a few snow showers…

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