Good morning. I was just a think'n about the weather. You hear all the time about records being broken, well, I was just a wondering how many of you have witnessed a record being broken in person. Well, I bet almost everyone. You know, that day when it was the hottest for that date, the most rain, the deepest snow, highest wind, highest tides, etc.
I witnessed a weather record that I believe was really unusual, especially for the day it occurred. Couldn't have happened at a better time if it had been planned. It all took place on Christmas morning 2004.
Let me start by saying that we had taken our travel trailer that we had at that time and went to Galveston State Park. At that time they had special monthly winter rates and since I am self employed and do most of my work on a computer, it doesn't matter where that computer is located. So we liked going to Galveston Island for a month at Christmas time. This particular year, it seemed to be getting cooler than usual. Late Christmas eve, it started raining, a cold rain. After my wife and I had retired for the night, I thought I heard it sleeting. Didn't think much of it so went of to sleep.
Next morning we awoke to a winter's wonderland. Unbelievable, over 4 inches of snow. Snowing in Galveston is enough to break a record, but over 4 inches and on CHRISTMAS day. We were sure glad to have witnessed that record being set. No one would have believed that to be possible, and it couldn't have happened at a more appropriate time.
My wife, Ruth, out walking one of the dogs. First time the dog was ever in snow.
And one of the surprised dogs looking out the window. Wow, we really had white sands on the beach that day.
Let me hear about any unusual weather records that you have experienced. In the mean time, have a good day, without any weather records except the nicest day ever.
Just one last comment. On that trip, my wife kept singing "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" and I kept telling her it would never happen here on Galveston Island. So, what do I know???