But it's only August ....... SNOW?????

Ally all balled up to conserve heat.
@rebelann (41996)
El Paso, Texas
August 21, 2016 4:53pm CST
It just started raining. We're getting the whole nine yards, thunder, heavy rain and winds. It's still August and traditionally August has always been hot and dry but not today. In fact when I checked NOAA it showed there is a flood warning and it even suggested we could get snow ..... SNOW?!?!?!!!! They've got to be kidding, this is a desert I sure do hope I don't start floating off somewhere. I'll wave if I pass you by OK?
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@jaboUK (54507)
• United Kingdom
22 Aug 16
And I'll be sure to wave back!
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
What, from a cruise ship
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@jaboUK (54507)
• United Kingdom
23 Aug 16
@rebelann Of course!!
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
Holy smoly @jaboUK if I float that far I iz in dire straits for sure.
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@Plethos (10304)
• United States
21 Aug 16
can you fedex some of that rain here !? we get a bunch of clouds but they only contain humidity.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Aug 16
I'd love to share but the rain only lasted MAYBE 45 minutes, I'll do a raindance for ya tho, would that help?
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@Plethos (10304)
• United States
22 Aug 16
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@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
22 Aug 16
Wow, it's hard to believe that anyone could be getting snow right now. I hope you don't float away
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
Thanks, I'm still here and dry but at least we did get rain, we needed it and yeah, I'm danged glad we didn't get snow.
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@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
24 Aug 16
@rebelann I'm glad that you are okay and got the rain that you needed.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
25 Aug 16
It is one very strange August @simone10 used to be hotter than it has been, I guess when our planet shifted on it's axis it started changing where the equator is and that of course changes how the seasons work. I suppose one year we'll have real seasons instead of these seesaw months we get.
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@peavey (16822)
• United States
21 Aug 16
My goodness, that's really something for this time of year where you are! There was snow in the mountains not far from here, but that's in the mountains... we got all the way down to 42 at night and that's cold for here for this time of year. Strange weather indeed.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Aug 16
BBBBUUUURRR, 42 is way too cold for me especially this time of year ..... I think NOAA is getting some false readings, we got rain, thunder and wind but thankfully no snow.
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@peavey (16822)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@rebelann Yeah, something must have been wrong. I hope. We get some pretty cold weather here, but I don't mind. I can't handle the heat.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
Boy, you'd really hate it here then @peavey
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@paigea (22417)
• Canada
22 Aug 16
I am sure we have had snow in August! Hope I don't see you floating by!
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Aug 16
Well, if I did would you wave back at me?
@paigea (22417)
• Canada
22 Aug 16
@rebelann I would jump in my kayak and join you on the journey!
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
Now that would be awesome @paigea we'd make the news
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
Climate change has taken over our country's usual weather .
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Aug 16
Yes, our planet is experiencing changes in climate all over the place
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@SIMPLYD (80362)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
@rebelann And everyone is surprised to have these strange climate changes .
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
It's been evident since 2011 so we should be a little less surprised anymore @SIMPLYD
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@akalinus (17609)
• United States
21 Aug 16
That's terrible. My son insists that we are going into an ice age. I hope he is wrong. I hate cold and snow. That is why I moved to Florida.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Aug 16
Yes, our planet is slowly going towards another ice age but we'll be long gone before it happens.
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@akalinus (17609)
• United States
22 Aug 16
@rebelann Hope it does not reach here, if it happens in my lifetime.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
I think the ice age we're heading for is probably still a long way off in human terms @akalinus planetary changes are much more gradual than one of our lifetimes.
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@toniganzon (51711)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
Surprise, surprise!
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
22 Aug 16
We got lucky, there was no snow ….. looks like the weatherman was wrong again
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@toniganzon (51711)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
@rebelann or the weather just don't want to make the weatherman right lol
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
well that surely is an interesting way to look at it @toniganzon
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• United States
22 Aug 16
snow?? oh, i shiver 'n cringe 't the thought. i hope that'cha don't get floodin', but'm glad to hear that those clouds 're finally doin' somethin'. perhaps that snow 'd be'n the higher elevations? i 'twas gigglin' o'er yer one sentence. this place used to be a swamp 'n alaska a tropical forest back'n the dinosaur days. who knows what the future'll bring?
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
I recall mom findin a fossil of a fish in our mountains back in the 1960s and she found out that we'd once been under an ocean. Dang, maybe you own ocean front property ...... course you'll be long gone when that happens
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• United States
23 Aug 16
@rebelann i find shells quite oft here. further north 'tis large alligator skeletons - we're talkin' 20 footers. there's been a few heavy rains since i've lived here where ya could'a sold't 's such. the water 'twas so high, jest barely 'nder my porch.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
Yeah, that makes sense @crazyhorseladycx over the years the weather in Albuquerque always seemed to be more 4 seasonal then here and even Las Cruces tends to have more of a seasonal change than we do although not too much more. Alamagordo gets more normal seasonal changes than either of LC or EP.
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@Happy2BeMe (75118)
• Canada
23 Aug 16
That is crazy. We don't even get snow this time of year. The weather sure has been crazy the last number of years. You never know what to expect. Who would have thought the desert would be calling for a chance of snow on August? Wow!
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
It sure is crazy and I'm thinking that the weatherman had his head up his arm pit when making that prediction ..... I'm trying to picture anyone getting their head into an armpit, not likely.
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@Happy2BeMe (75118)
• Canada
23 Aug 16
@rebelann lol I can picture it now...too funny!
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@PatZAnthony (12771)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
24 Aug 16
That would not even be funny, would it?
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Aug 16
Boy are you right, I sure wouldn't have laughed if it had actually snowed ..... thank goodness the weatherman had a hicupp.
• United States
23 Aug 16
Snow in August certainly would be a phenomenon
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
It sure wood, thankfully the weatherman had his head up his armpit and got it wrong.
@Susan2015 (21062)
• United States
23 Aug 16
It's way too early for the S word!!!
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
No kidding and around here we go in shock if we get snow in our winter month.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
22 Aug 16
We don't think of Texas as a place to get snow especially in August as you say. I'm in Colorado and I believe that in the higher elevations they have already gotten a bit of snow. Hoping that this winter is milder than last. I hope that you stay put and not float away, I believe we have enough people displaced from floods right now.
@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
I was so shocked when we got the weather warning that predicted the possibility of snow ..... you can imagine how relieved I was when all we got was a downpour but no snow.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
22 Aug 16
if we start getting snow in August that sure wouldn't make me happy! LOL I was complaining when the rain took the temp down to 77 this week!
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
77 sounds a little too cool for this time of year, I'm happy we're still in the 80s for now and I hope we get some 90s back. Have you noticed that the seasons have been starting earlier than they did years ago?
• India
22 Aug 16
If its flood warning...just take care. And if its snow enjoy.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
Well thank you but we didn't get snow and the flooding didn't last very long.
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
22 Aug 16
If you get snow @rebelann , I would think that would be one for the record books. Although, as screwey as the weather has been this year, nothing would surprise me.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
Yeah it would have made the record books alright but luckily we only got rain and now the flooding that caused is the talk of the town right now. It sure is screwy alright, I can't remember such a cool August in the 56 years I've lived here. We're supposed to stay in the 80s and very low 90s for the next week at least which is very odd in itself. Usually we only cool down to the 90s this time of year, 80s' shouldn't come round til late September.
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@JESSY3236 (6753)
• United States
22 Aug 16
Be safe. Maybe they had a glitch. I doubt really mean snow.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
Yeah, it was some kinda glitch cuz we didn't get snow but we did get some rain.
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@BelleStarr (39045)
• United States
22 Aug 16
Snow? Oh my , Christmas is closer than we think!! lol Hope you are safe and warm!!
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
Thank you, I am safe and quite warm. We didn't get the predicted snow which was a relief.
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@PainsOnSlate (20341)
• Canada
22 Aug 16
Snow in August is truly a sign of trouble with the weather. Build a snowman and take a photo of it for me.
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@rebelann (41996)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Aug 16
The weatherman was mistaken, we didn't get snow ..... let me tell you I was so happy we didn't but boy did we get rain YaY
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