Now To Throw A Little Texas Low Into the Mix – A Personal Message

Edmund Fitzgerald

November 10, 1975 the SS Edmund Fitzgerald, a thirteen thousand ton Great Lakes Carrier sank in Lake Superior due to a Texas Low.  The Edmund Fitzgerald – the same ship made famous by Gordon Lightfoot in song.  Launched in 1958 she was the largest carrier on The Great Lakes until 1971 and was labeled “The Pride of the American Flag.”

The Great Lakes have a long history of laying claim to those who choose to sail her mighty waters – but  that is a different story.

Southern Ontario, not to mention many other parts of the country and province have weathered our share of storms this year.  Last year it seemed we heard a lot about Alberta Clippers clipping in with a goodly dose of snow and storms.

This year it is all about, yes the Alberta Clipper, but also THE POLAR VORTEX which has given us a new appreciation of old man winter who decided to take his polar weather south as though he was a Snowbird, and his presence has been felt as far the deep southern states.

Now our American friends simply cannot be left out of the party so sweeping up from the Texas Panhandle and the Gulf of Mexico comes a Low weather front that will hit us tonight – The Texas Low.

The same TL of Edmund Fitzgerald fame.

As many of you know I lived in Texas for a couple of years where much of my heart continues to reside.  So all I can say is, welcome Texas Low.  Please come in and enjoy the party.  Only the very best are allowed here and the guest list is limited to the Alberta Clipper, Polar Vortex, and of course Texas Low.

Let’s mix it all up; twirl, dance, swirl, blow, gust away.  This is winter and you have just a month to let loose and party hearty because after all this comes spring, and like a child who has exhausted all their energy romping about a little out of control, I expect you to depart with Grace and Style when the time comes.

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lois Roelofs
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 22:58:14

    You can have this weather! I’m sick of the below zero stuff. I’m looking forward to a warmup soon in Chicago!


  2. Chatter Master
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 16:43:30

    If there is no other reason to appreciate this storm, it will technically be connecting us via clouds. ;)


  3. Bridgesburning Chris King
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 14:03:29

    Loved Texas and the people but there is no where like home oh except you guys have shown me that home is wherever you decide it will be.


  4. cecilia
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 13:39:43

    I can do another month but tell Ol Tex to get a wriggle on, because i have calves beginning in 6 weeks! Great post Chris!.. c


  5. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 12:22:13

    Party hearty and burn out, darn it. Alas, the groundhog says spring is still six weeks away. :-(
    This post is both informative and entertaining.


  6. Crowing Crone Joss
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 11:48:20

    Glad the winter has not frozen your sense of humour and style! Hoping winter will throw his last temper tantrum soon and be swept out of the way by spring’s gentle winds. I guess you don’t want to know I photographed poppies blooming today! Sorry, couldn’t resist. I shall run away giggling now!


  7. Kathryn McCullough
    Feb 04, 2014 @ 10:45:35

    Fun post, Chris. I had no idea you had lived in Texas. Stay warm, my friend.

    Hugs from Ecuador,


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