The Astrals continued their unprecedented run at wreaking climatological havoc on the Southern United States by causing a rare Texas snow event. Everywhere we go, they say "it's never this cold here." Want proof? When we arrived in Austin, it was 78F. Two days later 16F. Criminy! The snow was what we would call a 'dusting', but it virtually paralyzed central Texas. We were heading to South Padre Island (about as far south as we could get in Texas) and the trip from Austin (normally about a six hour drive) took almost nine and a half hours. At least Astral Wendy got some nice photographs of this rare event.
The mighty Eurovan, undaunted.
We saw one eighteen wheeler flipped, but other from that it was just
slow bumper-to-bumper traffic from Austin to San Antonio.