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Valentine's Day Winter Storm In Texas.

Monday, February 22, 2021

I live north of Bonham, TX, 10 miles south of the Red River, the Oklahoma and Texas state line.

Did y'all know it snowed on the beach in Galveston, Tx? That is unheard of. To my knowledge that has never happened.

----------------------Normal February Weather for Texas.

Fri, Feb 5, 2021 Weather forecast:
High: 62.6ºf @ 2:55 PM Low: 32ºf @ 1:55 AM Approx.


Sat, Feb 6, 2021 Weather forecast:
High: 42.8ºf @ 2:55 PM Low: 37.4ºf @ 2:15 AM Approx.


Sun, Feb 7, 2021, Weather forecast:
High: 53.6ºf @4:15 PM Low: 32ºf @6:15 AM Approx.


Mon, Feb 8, 2021 Weather forecast:
High: 51.8ºf @ 5:15 PM Low: 32ºf @11:55 PM Approx.


-----------------------5 Days of BELOW FREEZING, Before Winter Storm

Every night we leave the cabinet doors open (on the north side of the house) and let the water trickle. We also remove the sprinkler heads for the aerobic sewer system and turn off the electrical breaker for it.

Tue, Feb 9, 2021, Weather forecast:
High: 32ºf @ 2:15 AM Low: 28.4ºf @10:55 AM Approx.


Wed, Feb 10, 2021 Weather forecast:
High: 30.2ºf @1:55 PM Low: 26.6ºf @ 7:55 PM Approx.


Thu, Feb 11, 2021 Weather forecast:
High: 26.6ºf @3 :55 PM Low: 23ºf @ 6:55 AM Approx.


Fri, Feb 12, 2021 Weather forecast:
High: 24.8ºf @ 2:15 PM Low: 21.2ºf @10:55 PM Approx.


Sat, Feb 13, 2021 Weather forecast:
High: 30.2ºf @ 2:55 PM Low: 19.4ºf @ 4:55 AM Approx.

When we got the winter storm warning on the 13th of February, I started cooking. I boiled some eggs and cooked a small beef and pork roast and browned some ground beef and baked a lot of chicken breast. Not knowing how long the electricity would be off and I'm glad I did. It made it easier to put together a meal in the 30 minutes the electricity was on. We don't eat bread or potatoes or anything starchy really. But I had plenty of greens for salads and veggies to boil.

----------------Weather forecast: for Valentines Day Winter Storm In Texas.

Sun., Feb. 14, 2021, Weather forecast:
Approx. High: 21.2ºf @12:15 AM Low: 8.6ºf @10:55 PM

Sun., Feb. 14, Just like the rest of Texas, our electricity started about 10 PM with the rolling blackouts, going off for15 minutes and staying on for 30 minutes, every hour.

Still letting the water trickle in the sinks. The sprinkler heads for the aerobic sewer system are off now indefinitely. Unless we have to put them back on to empty the tanks for an hour or so.

Mon., Feb. 15, 2021, Weather forecast: Snow Flurries 3.5 inches
Approx. High: 17.6ºf @ 3:55 PM Low: 5ºf @ 8:55 AM

Our electricity is still going off and on.


Tue., Feb. 16, 2021, Weather forecast: Snowed again.
Approx. High: 23ºf @ 2:15 PM Low: -0.4ºf @ 3:55 AM

Our water flow stopped today. Still having rolling blackouts.

Wed., Feb.17, 2021, Weather forecast: Snowed a total of 9.5 inches.
Approx. High: 30.2ºf @ 2:15 PM Low: 17.6ºf @12:15 AM

We got about 6 inches of snow in the wee hours of Wed morning. We are scooping snow to melt it to use for the commodes, and chickens' water. We had been letting the water trickle since it got below 32 degrees on Sun. 2/14/21 and stayed there. Still on rolling blackouts.

Thur., Feb. 18, 2021, Weather forecast:
Approx. High: 32ºf @ 4:35 PM Low: 19.4ºf @ 8:35 AM

Electricity is still going off and on.

I have never in my life seen this much snow in Texas and I'm 74 years old. This is a record year.

We are still scooping snow since our water flow stopped.

Fri, Feb.19, 2021, Weather forecast:
Approx. High: 42.8ºf @ 2:55 PM Low: 14ºf @ 7:15 AM


Sat., Feb.20, 2021, Weather forecast:
Approx. High: 53.6ºf @ 4:15 PM Low: 21.2ºf @1:55 AM

Snow is still on the ground but, we have electricity and water back.


----------Winter Storm is OVER, we had a total of 11days Below Freezing.

I know this is mild compared to most winters for most folks but not if you live in the sunbelt states like Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
I have a new respect for you folks who live up north and have to deal with freezing temperatures every winter. I can't even imagine what it would be like to go through a real live Blizard.

We are old enough to have been through freezes before (just not as long as this one) and knew how to prepare our house. We only had one small pipe freeze up but we caught it in time to disconnect it and cap it off. Now that it is above freezing we are on the lookout for leaks that could pop-up and it's clean-up time.

After this experience, we have made plans to make a few changes and one is to buy a few solar panels and run a propane line to the cooktop and buy a new cooktop that runs on propane. We should have done that when we built this house in 2002.

All in all, we made it through just fine, compared to some folks. But, I'm still boiling water!!!

Sun. Feb. 21, 2021, Weather forecast:
Approx. High: 68ºf @ 3:55 PM Low: 37.4ºf @12:15 AM

Mon, Feb 22, 2021, Weather forecast:
Approx. High: 68ºf @ 1:55 PM Low: 39ºf @ 7:15 AM

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