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Date:         Sat, 6 Jan 2018 19:58:34 -0500
Reply-To:     David Beierl <dbeierl@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
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From:         David Beierl <dbeierl@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
Subject:      Re: It's cold out there (Even in Florida)
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It was indeed clear and sunny and dry as a bone, except where it was covered in ice from broken pipes. And blowing like stink. The elevators at the Ramada Inn quit working, and the courtyard was flooded (with ice).

The local restaurants worked, though. We a steak house a few miles away where if you wore a tie they cut it off you and nailed it to the wall. Of course people would wear ties there on purpose... Fine steaks. A bit large.

Yrs, d

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 5:31 PM, David McNeely <> wrote:

> If you noticed (sometimes the pilot will mention things like this), as you > were coming in to Dallas, you would have seen a distinct visible division > between the subtropical air over Texas and the polar air to the north. > What you experienced is called in "folk speak" in Texas a "blue norther," > or sometimes a "blue tailed norther" if there was a cloud bank along the > front, followed by the clear polar air. A thirty degree temperature drop > when the front passes is not unusual, though the 5 below the next morning > would have been. I'd bet that the relative humidity when you were sparking > was below 10%, and that the sky was the color of a robin's egg. > > On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 12:37 PM, David Beierl <> > wrote: > >> The all time record low in Dallas is 8 below F, and lows in the teens >>> are regular >>> events in December and January. >> >> >> I went to Dallas once to exhibit at the Crystal Palace. Outside temp >> when we landed was 60F. While we waited for a gate I watched all the old >> paper cups etc by the taxiway suddenly leap into the air and vanish. By >> the time we got off the plane it was 30F out and the next morning IIRC it >> was five below. The place was in shock. I set up the machines for the >> show with a thirty foot open loading door a hundred feet away, drawing >> sparks off everything I touched. >> >> Yrs, >> d >> > >

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