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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wintry Blast Hits Roscoe

My back yard at dawn with a temperature of 6°F and a below-zero wind chill.
Roscoe finally got its first snow of the year on Monday night.  After a couple of relatively balmy days on Sunday and Monday in which the afternoon temperatures were in the mid-seventies on Sunday and mid-sixties on Monday, a winter storm, preceded by high gusty winds, blew in from the northwest with sleet, snow, thunder, lightning, and steadily falling temperatures, dropping fifty degrees in fifteen hours.  By Tuesday morning it was down to 15°F with a sharp north wind and by this morning was down to 6°F with a wind chill of -12°F. 

Roscoe schools were closed as kids saw their first two snow days of the year, and I-20 had more than its share of jack-knifed trucks and vehicles in the ditch. Up until this storm, Roscoe had been lucky this winter, missing most of the bad weather that has hit other parts of the nation, but this front has hit Texas hard, just as it has about two-thirds of the rest of the country.  



The Plowboys lost big to the Indians in Haskell last Friday night after almost beating them in Roscoe a couple of weeks ago.  This game was no contest, though, with Haskell ahead 22-12 at the half.  Caden Smith had 13 points and Devan Cole 7 to lead the Plowboys, who are now 3-3 in district play.

The Plowgirls also had a rough night, losing to the Maidens 42-26.  Lynnsi Moses and Carolina Perez had 7 points each for the Plowgirls, who are now 1-6 in the district. 

Last night’s scheduled games with Rotan were postponed due to the cold weather and bad roads.  



Some of you may have figured out by now that for the past couple of months I have fallen into a pattern of posting new issues of the Hard Times sometime on Wednesday mornings, and I’d planned to do the same today, but just as I sat down to the computer at 8:20 this morning the electricity went out all over Roscoe, and it didn’t come back on until after 10:30, disrupting my morning and my plans of writing for the blog.  

Unfortunately, I also discovered that I don’t have hot water, so the cold here is definitely a problem, and, like everyone else around here, I’m looking forward to the thaw and some warmer weather.  According to the weather forecast, however, we’re going to have to wait until Friday afternoon before we see anything above 32°F.

Last week I posted a link to the photos of the new classrooms and other renovations at the school.  If for some reason you missed them or want to access them again, you can do so by clicking here

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