Monday, January 11, 2021

It snowed in Austin on 01/10/2021

the logical conclusion to a snow day in the ATX

It doesn't snow very often in Austin.  I don't think we got any last year at all.  But every once in a while, conditions are just right, and we get a light dusting.  I've lived in Austin for something like 30 years, and this is the most snow I remember arriving in a single blast (ice is another story.  Janaury of 1997 was bananas).  

It was raining when I woke up around 8:45, and was sleeting around 9:45.  But at 10:30, Jamie was running around looking out windows proclaiming "it's real snow!".  And then it proceeded to snow all day.

I'm aware that for many of you, snow is nothing exciting, but in Austin it's always a quiet day of chillaxing as everyone stays in, yells about it on social media, takes walks outside, and we just stare at this thing that is kind of a wonder when you're way more familiar with "10 days over 100 degrees" or whatever we get in August.

Scout ponders why ground is soft-crunchy-cold

this was early on when I was like "crazy, it's snowing."  I didn't know it would go all day.

down the street, view from my downstairs porch

we have an upstairs porch, and this is looking the other direction.  It is usually golden and brown in January.

this is later.  Snow was genuinely accumulating.

Scout sometimes tweaks her front leg, and it hurt her early in the day, but in the afternoon she wanted to go out and play.

shaking off the snow!

our house in its January snow splendor (with Jamie's whip in the drive)

anyway - when it snows once, it usually does so at least one more time.  We'll see!


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