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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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The Harsh Reminder Of Spring: Severe Weather

Posted 03-22-2022 at 05:54 PM by case44

While there are many things your writer likes about spring when we finally reach that time of the year, there also comes a little bit of baggage. I'll present it to you in a study of contrasts.

Sunday, I was in the Austin area. There was a college baseball game which I had the privilege of attending, and there were plenty of sights to see. And through it all, the weather was picture-perfect for the day trip. At the time, you couldn't tell what kinds of things were going to happen with a forecast that, just one day later, would have severe thunderstorms in the forecast. No, I didn't spend the night in the Capital City, and that wasn't in the plans. I had to get back to Dallas, as I had some business to take care of up here on Monday.

The weather on Sunday was picture-perfect.

Monday, on the other hand, well, a lot of things changed with a then-impending cold front. Widely scattered showers during the day, off and on, followed by some thunderstorms and tornado threats by nightfall. Wow. And there were newsworthy happenings, not just near where I live, but also in the place I'd just visited on Sunday. The Austin area had gotten hit pretty good with a round of tornadoes, specifically in Round Rock and Hutto, with the latter location a place where I dined for supper back on Sunday. Both places were ravaged by tornado activity. Now, the areas around Dallas also saw some wild activity, but because I spent time in Austin, as pristine as the area was on Sunday, what happened on Monday proved to be a dispiriting after when compared to a better before.

Man, what a difference just twenty-four hours can make. But, that's Texas weather for you. Wait a few minutes........................, and it'll change.
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    Most notable about the damage in Round Rock: A Wal-Mart and a Chili's restaurant had both suffered considerable damage. The tornado they had had touched down near the I-35 / State Loop 45 interchange.

    Oh, and it was also during rush hour.
    Posted 03-22-2022 at 06:08 PM by case44 case44 is offline
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    Just saw that the Farmers’ Almanac predicts a cool, wet spring for the state. The good news is that if that’s the case, it could be a drought-buster. The bad news is that they predict a severe weather outbreak in late April, possibly including tornadoes, in the Rockies & Plains states.

    (Then there was the report of the tornado in New Orleans tonight .)
    Posted 03-22-2022 at 11:15 PM by shoe01 shoe01 is offline

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