A Look Back at Our Historic Freeze in February 2020
While it is cold outside, we are very fortunate because we are not getting the 'wintry' conditions that sometimes accompany the cold weather. However, just two hours up north in Austin, the dangerous wintry conditions have taken over. Keep an eye on the forecast, it could change!
A LOOK BACK TO 2020'S HISTORIC FREEZE:
What a perfect time to revisit the historic winter freeze back in February, considering I just broke a sweat taking out the trash last week at 85 degrees. It all started with your usual cold front weather forecast. I personally was getting ready for another '2 days' of cold weather, you know the usual cold front effects in South Texas. I was wrong!
BLACK ICE AND NO RUNNING WATER:
I still find it hard to believe that back in February of 2020, I actually said that the wind chill was 2 degrees in Victoria! At one point during this cold spell, the temperature actually stayed below freezing for almost 4 days. Most of us learned the hard way, that Texas was not built for the extreme cold. It was rough! I mean that was the first time I had driven on black ice. Who remembers being without running water? That was fun!
HOW LONG WAS THE TEMPERATURE BELOW FREEZING?
According to AccuWeather. the temperature fell below freezing on Saturday, February 13th and the temperature stayed below freezing until the afternoon of Wednesday, February 17th. Just in case you forgot how cold it was, here you go...
Here is what it looked like looking out of the studio window on that Monday morning. That was snow, THAT WAS ICE!