Just posted on KHOU. I would much rather have snow than ice....
by srainhoutx » Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:45 pm
The trends so far today via the GFS ensembles and the Canadian suggest a stormy New Years Eve/New Years day. There are also growing indications that a cut off low will develop S of the Great Basin by next Tuesday (New Years Day) and continue to bring several upper air disturbance across New Mexico and Texas into Louisiana as a Coastal low develops along the S Texas Coast along a stalled Canadian cold front bringing over running moisture over the shallow very chilly cold air mass at the surface. While it is too soon to know with any certainty, that is the recipe for all sorts of winter weather mischief as well as an ice storm threat, should it verify. Well need to monitor the trends for next Wednesday into Thursday in the days ahead.
I agree ladies. The last big ice storm we had several years ago was horrible! Ice is so heavy that it weights down power lines, trees, etc. It was so cold not having power. If I remember correctly we were out for about a week or so. I'd much rather a nice coating of snow! :)