Thursday, January 18, 2007

I Write About the Weather

How much ice does it take to shut down San Antonio, the nation's seventh-largest city?

About this much.

Thanks to my friend Krystal who sent me this picture, which she took at work in SA two days ago.

cities that aren't properly equipped to handle a little freezing rain - B+, 'cause it's funny!

6 comments:

equippedtofascinate said...

That picture makes me think of Michigan in May. I love how we think nothing of driving through 3 feet of snow, but other places can't handle a light dusting.

Frannie Farmer said...

It is funny. Perhaps because our entire county has shut down due to 3 inches of snow. grrr.

patrick said...

Yeah, well, people don't DIE in California or Arizona during heatwaves. That would be the east coast and upper midwest.

The Old Gringo said...

What you Northerners fail to understand is that snow removal in San Antonio consists of Beto, Juan and Chuey on the back of a flatbed truck with a pile of sand.

Peach said...

that's why I miss WY, bc the threat of snow doesn't mean Wal-mart will be cleaned out of bread, eggs, and milk for regular shoppers (who aren't worried about snow) to miss out on...

Bethro said...

I agree with all of you but I will admit that the reason it's such a problem in the south, is because it isn't beautiful, easy melting snow. It's ice. And we don't get it that much so we don't exactly have the budget for proper road-clearing equipment. Thus leaving us with the old gringo's example of Juan and Chuey on the back of a flatbed truck with a pile of sand. If we had the right equimpent we'd be good to go too.
no I don't live in san antonio . . .