As of March 2023, NOAA says we are no longer officially in La Niña. The Pacific waters are in a neutral state. By hurricane season, NOAA says they expect we will have transitioned to El Niño This could mean some changes for San Angelo.
Folklore would say that if Phil sees his shadow, it means six more weeks of winter. Wow, that's a stretch. Looking at the calendar there are another six weeks of winter, more or less before the first day of spring.
Even walking can be dangerous in these conditions. There are numerous viral videos on TikTok every winter showing people slipping on icy surfaces. Serious injuries can occur.
Since the supply of de-icing products often disappears at the first sign of winter weather, it can be very difficult to keep your walkways clear of dangerous ice. Fortunately, there is a fast do-it-yourself de-icer
If you want to see a good rumor in action, start telling folks around San Angelo that a winter storm is headed our way. People tend to react in a couple of ways.
First, there is the Texas bravado. Second, are the people who immediately go into survivalist mode.
Plunging arctic temperatures are dangerous for people and pets. With temperatures going down to the single digits in the current cold snap, San Angelo is opening up a warming shelter. There are also shelters in Ballinger and Brady.
Much of Texas is in for some very cold freezing weather over the next couple of days with expected below 0 wind chills in many areas including the Concho Valley. Here is some advice to help protect your plants from freezing during this weather event.
The first Arctic Express is coming. Beginning Thursday, the whole state of Texas is going to feel the chills, normally reserved for Amarillo and points north. Lows could reach 10 above in San Angelo. What will you do if the power grid fails this Winter?