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Big enough to have a major snow storm in one part and torndado in another part on the same day.
 
Year's first tornado hits Texas City
The first tornado of 2012 touched down near 1pm CST in Texas City yesterday. The twister hit the Mall of the Mainland, damaging its roof and blowing out windows of parked cars. No injuries were reported, but the storm flooded the mall with 2 - 3 inches of water, and the mall remains closed today. A separate tornado affected Fort Bend County, Texas, but caused no damage or injuries. January is typically the quietest month of the year for tornadoes in the U.S.; during the past three years, we've averaged seventeen tornadoes in the month of January. A few more tornadoes are possible today, as NOAA's Storm Prediction Center predicts that a slight chance of severe weather will continue along the cold front of the storm that spawned yesterday's tornadoes. New Orleans, the Florida Panhandle, and most of Mississippi and Alabama are at risk of seeing a few tornadoes and damaging winds from severe thunderstorms.

Heavy snow in West Texas sets all-time snow records for Midland
Yesterday's storm dumped 10.6 inches of snow on Midland, Texas, setting a record for the heaviest 1-day snow in city history. The previous record was the 9.8" that fell December 10 - 11, 1998. Midland's total snowfall for the winter of 2011 - 2012 is now 19.5". With winter not even half over, this smashes their previous seasonal snowfall record of 13.9", set in the winter of 1946 - 1947. Remarkably, Midland (population 111,000) has had more snow this year than America's four snowiest cities with population greater than 75,000--Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo (in New York's lake-effect snow belts), and Duluth, Minnesota:


 
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Group of farmers were sitting around having a beer at a plowing match and got to talking about the size of their farms.  One old boy from Texas who seemed mightily unimpressed finally spoke up: "Well boys" he said, "Your farms are alright but my spread is so big that if I got in my truck and tried to drive around it, it would take me 3 days.  Replied another old boy from the East coast,  "Yep, I used to have a truck like that too"
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Group of farmers were sitting around having a beer at a plowing match and got to talking about the size of their farms.  One old boy from Texas who seemed mightily unimpressed finally spoke up: "Well boys" he said, "Your farms are alright but my spread is so big that if I got in my truck and tried to drive around it, it would take me 3 days.  Replied another old boy from the East coast,  "Yep, I used to have a truck like that too"
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I was curious about relative size of different places and I found this website:


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My cousin married a guy from Germany.  When his family came over for the wedding, they could not get over the size of the US.  For them a 2 hour trip in Europe was a big deal.  The fact that some of us drove 6 hrs that day to be there blew their mind.

That is a great link ILya.
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Originally posted by SD Dog SD Dog wrote:

My cousin married a guy from Germany.  When his family came over for the wedding, they could not get over the size of the US.  For them a 2 hour trip in Europe was a big deal.  The fact that some of us drove 6 hrs that day to be there blew their mind.

That is a great link ILya.

I know what you are talking about.  When we first moved to the US I remember thinking of how small this country is.

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You know, the Germans had that problem with the drive to Moscow too.
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Good one ILya, us Texans need a reality check every now and then....usually its guys from Alaska that provide the check.
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How big is Texas?........... I drove from Mare Island Calif. to Birmingham Al. in 39 hours.   18 hours of it was in Texas.   
 
 
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Originally posted by Dogger Dogger wrote:

Group of farmers were sitting around having a beer at a plowing match and got to talking about the size of their farms.  One old boy from Texas who seemed mightily unimpressed finally spoke up: "Well boys" he said, "Your farms are alright but my spread is so big that if I got in my truck and tried to drive around it, it would take me 3 days.  Replied another old boy from the East coast,  "Yep, I used to have a truck like that too"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

Big enough to have a major snow storm in one part and torndado in another part on the same day.
 
Year's first tornado hits Texas City
The first tornado of 2012 touched down near 1pm CST in Texas City yesterday. The twister hit the Mall of the Mainland, damaging its roof and blowing out windows of parked cars. No injuries were reported, but the storm flooded the mall with 2 - 3 inches of water, and the mall remains closed today. A separate tornado affected Fort Bend County, Texas, but caused no damage or injuries. January is typically the quietest month of the year for tornadoes in the U.S.; during the past three years, we've averaged seventeen tornadoes in the month of January. A few more tornadoes are possible today, as NOAA's Storm Prediction Center predicts that a slight chance of severe weather will continue along the cold front of the storm that spawned yesterday's tornadoes. New Orleans, the Florida Panhandle, and most of Mississippi and Alabama are at risk of seeing a few tornadoes and damaging winds from severe thunderstorms.

Heavy snow in West Texas sets all-time snow records for Midland
Yesterday's storm dumped 10.6 inches of snow on Midland, Texas, setting a record for the heaviest 1-day snow in city history. The previous record was the 9.8" that fell December 10 - 11, 1998. Midland's total snowfall for the winter of 2011 - 2012 is now 19.5". With winter not even half over, this smashes their previous seasonal snowfall record of 13.9", set in the winter of 1946 - 1947. Remarkably, Midland (population 111,000) has had more snow this year than America's four snowiest cities with population greater than 75,000--Syracuse, Rochester, and Buffalo (in New York's lake-effect snow belts), and Duluth, Minnesota:


 
 
     Hippie    This just goes to prove that hell IS freezing over..... Cool
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