Late freeze, good or bad?

Lubbock, Texas
March 27, 2009 10:26am CST
Yesterday it was nice and sunny, not too much wind and 70 degrees. Today it's not supposed to get above freezing with winds up to 50 mph and snow! I started to complain about the weather, but then I remembered the people in Fargo ND praying the Red River crested before it reached the top of their 43 foot sand bag wall, and those that lost their homes to tornadoes in Mississippi, and I just said Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Blowing snow and freezing temps aren't so bad.
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• United States
27 Mar 09
I here ya! We are expecting some snow/rain mix tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it. I would like the 60-70's to stick around myself.... but it's not May yet and it seems so close but yet so far away.
• Lubbock, Texas
27 Mar 09
Could be worse! Amarillo is having blizzard conditions and other parts of northern Texas had soft ball sized hail last night. Yikes!
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• United States
27 Mar 09
Yeah in the South they just plain shut everything down over such weather. Here they wouldn't unless the utilites got knocked out. I'm sure the insurance companies will be loving all the claims for damages caused by the hail.
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@mysdianait (65167)
• Italy
27 Mar 09
It's all mixed up here this year too. One day sunny and spring seems to have arrived then it plumets back down again. We have cold and winds forecast again for the weekend abd that's not usual in March here. What is bad weather for one is good for another though so we best just put on our scarves and bear with it. The worst that could happen is that it warms up for a couple of weeks and THEN turns cooler again as it would ruin all the fruit crop.
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• Lubbock, Texas
27 Mar 09
You are so right. I don't have any fruit trees, but there are peach orchards near here, and I'm sure they're going to loose a lot of their crop.
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@jands1 (835)
• United States
27 Mar 09
I hear you thebeaddoodler. Weather is as fickle as a teen boy's heart. Personally I am staying inside until the weather here gets to be in the high 60s at least. I am not a cold weather person. I have found, however, that the weather is never perfect anywhere. Every place has some odd thing that is not so great. It is all just a matter of grinning and bearing it. Or moving on.
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• Lubbock, Texas
27 Mar 09
You're right. I have family in California. . .earthquakes, Oregon. . .long cold dreary winters and I live in Texas. . .tornadoes. I guess the known evil is easier to deal with. I don't think I want to live any other place.
@jands1 (835)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Apparently there are twelve square miles on earth that have no natural disasters. Unfortunately they are in the Arctic. If my fiance and family were not in Pennsylvania, I would not be here.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
27 Mar 09
The poor people in North Dakota. What a horrible experience. And to experience tornadoes in the south is also terrible. I was in the tailend of a tornado when a kid and I'm still scared of high winds. We have had nice weather. Rained the other day but just enough to make the grass turn green. By tomorrow night, the rain is suppose to turn to snow. Only predicting 1/2 to an inch of snow. I thought we had this all behind us but surprise! I live in Missouri and Kansas City is suppose to get around a foot of snow tomorrow. We are over 4 hours away so the forecast isn't so bad for our area. I do remember once year it snowed here the first or second week of April. That was way back in 1965. Wish spring would get here and summer even sooner. I won't be saying that when the temps. get to 100 degrees plus.
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• Lubbock, Texas
27 Mar 09
I really like spring weather, but unfortunately when it comes for good to West Texas it only lasts about a week, then it's HOT summer time. I moved back to New Mexico in 1979, taking my 3 youngest children with me. To my surprise it snowed there the first week in June! I was raised there, but I don't remember ever having snow that late in the year. Needless to say my two teen age boys were ready to move back to Texas. That was just too weird for them.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
27 Mar 09
Our youngest daughter moved to New Mexico 2 months ago. She said it snowed today but didn't say how much. She was taking the kids sledding. I was born and raised in Missouri and my idea of New Mexico was warm weather all year. Do you know anything about the Railrunner? I want to visit and not bother anyone so was hoping I could take it from Albequerque to Santa Fe.
• United States
27 Mar 09
Considering all the other thing people are having to go through with the weather, as long as my home is safe and warm, I won't complain too loudly about the turn in the weather here.
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• Lubbock, Texas
27 Mar 09
Me too. I decided thank you was much more appropriate. :)
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• United States
23 Apr 09
Thanks for the BR*S*