Showing posts from November 26, 2006

Winter has arrived in San Antonio

Winter has finally arrived in San Antonio. I arrived at 5 AM. How do I know that you ask? At 5 AM the temperature dropped from the 70's to just below 40 in one hour. What a way for it to arrive!

But its not that bad. We did get wind, gusts to 43 here, but that's all. It is still sunny and clear. And where the weather has cooled down, and the nights will stay below 40 for the next few nights, early next week the daytime temps will be back in the 50's and 60's. Most places would not consider that cold, but here it is definitely cooler than it had been. Actually it was nice to go out to a brisk morning. It sure beats the warm humid nights we had.

I'm actually glad to see it cool down. I kind of miss that change in weather. But we'll see what else this area has to offer. Since I'm new to the area, we're still learning.

Nov. 29, 2006

Where Seattle has had its share of bad weather -- rain, wind and now snow, San Antonio has its own issues. We have just gone into a tornado watch until 2AM Thursday morning. Don't get me wrong. I don't miss being stuck at home because the roads are covered in snow and ice. We are able to view our home online so we do know how bad the weather is in Bellevue. The low today was 17 at our house in WA. It barely made it to freezing today. It spend the day below that. Not fun by any stretch. Though we did speak with a neighbor who said he and his son were sledding down our street. Since we do live on a hill area I'm sure they had a lot of fun. Its also nice that nobody got hurt, always a possibility when sledding down city streets.

But I'm not used to tornado watches. I'm not sure how I would know a tornado is coming. Do they have sirens? What do they sound like? I'm not from this area so its new to me. I do realize that the probability is low that it…