If you’ve seen the movie Grumpy Old Men, there’s a song that plays through the beginning and Walter Matthou sings it a bit: “We’re having a heatwave, a tropical heatwave.” I have no idea who did the song, but it’s playing while the camera is showing shots of Minnesota in the winter time, groups of people in the snow and ice fishing. It’s irony, or comedy in ironic portions.
Abilene got something similar to that this week. “A Tropical Heatwave” might describe the exact opposite of what blew in. I missed all of it, though. I went to New Mexico to see family and while I was gone, the snow blew in and brought its whole family. I read that the town shut down and so did the regional areas. DFW is also out for a while. You all who lived through this, please comment and tell me your experiences.
While it was frozen in Abilene yesterday, it was just starting to get cold in El Paso. Last night the arctic blast blew in and today it’s 4 degrees with some snow. El Paso is shut down now, the mountains are covered and they’re warning of rolling blackouts. I keep checking the weather map and it’s much of the same across Texas.
We’re going to try and leave out of here in a few hours, take I-10/I-20 back home and hopefully rejoin the force tomorrow or Friday. What a wild week for all this to happen. I know I missed a lot being gone, so please share your experiences and let me know what I missed.