Merry Christmas

It’s Tuesday, December 25, 2012. It is Christmas Day. Today is the birthday of my Uncle Vernon May, Val Harper Chatham (member of my Bible fellowship class and friend Jerry’s wife), and Viktoria Tori (RN and friend). It is 45 degrees F at 5:30 AM. A line of thunderstorms moved through DeSoto, Texas at 1:40 AM with heavy rain, hail, and high winds. I am at my 86 years old father’s house for Christmas.

A Winter Weather Advisory was issued at 3:30 AM … Winter Weather Advisory now in effect from 9 am this morning to midnight CST tonight…

  • Timing … rain is expected to change over to snow from west to east today. All snow will end from west to east in the evening hours.
  • Location … this Winter Weather Advisory statement is for the counties of Young… Jack… wise… Denton… Collin… Hunt… Delta and Hopkins.
  • Main impact… snowfall accumulations between 2 and 4 inches.
  • Other impacts… northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with higher gusts will result in areas of blowing snow. This may result in visibility restrictions of less than a half mile. Bridges and overpasses will be the first to ice over… but some surface roads may become icy by late afternoon in areas where heavier snow falls. Precautionary/preparedness actions… Be prepared for icy spots on area roads and highways by Christmas evening. Check Road conditions before departing if you must travel. If travel is necessary… drive with extreme caution. Some light accumulations of snow and ice are possible… especially on elevated surfaces. Bridges and overpasses will be the first locations where icy spots may develop.

Author: Jimmie Aaron Kepler, Ed.D.

Jimmie Aaron Kepler is a full-time writer. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to a career military father and stay at home mother. He lived in six states and attended eight different schools before graduating high school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History with minors in English and Military Science from The University of Texas at Arlington, Master of Arts and Master of Religious Education degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as the Doctor of Education degree. Before writing full-time, he worked as a US Army officer for 10-years, religious educator for 18-years, and as an IT software application engineer for over 20-years. He is a widower. He lives in North Texas with his cat Lacey.

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  1. Here in Sheridan, Wyoming, we had a winter advisory last night. Today, the sun is shining, and it’s about 13 degrees. We got about three inches of snow. When I talked to my brother in Florida, he said it was in the low 70’s, and he had been in his backyard in shorts, t-shirt, and no shoes. Go figure.

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