We had a bit of snow recently....not what I'd call a blizzard or anything but evidently it was enough for the state to be declared in a state of emergency. Much of what fell was sleet so it made the roads very slippery. There were a lot of accidents in the OK city. Schools were closed all over the state. They don't really do much to the roads here as far as paving goes. Here's Walmart and in this picture yesterday it did not look bad but today it was a slushy mess. About 50 people called in to work because of weather!
I had to work yesterday at 7 in the morning. I got up extra early and let my car run for about a half hour and then figured I'd be ready to go when I finally went out there. Not so. I went out there and it was a sheet of ice. It took me about 30 minutes to scrape off just the front windows. It was so loud when I was out there scraping that early in the morning that I woke up the neighbor guy and he came outside in his pj's and stood in the middle of the street and remarked on all the snow.
Russell told me a little while ago that he heard that today at 5 am we had an earthquake. I didn't really believe him. I thought back to this morning. I got up at 4:45 am. At 5:19 when the earthquake occurred I was running a bath. Russell was sleeping. I never heard a thing and neither did he. Here's a bit of the news story. This was just a few miles from where we live.
Earthquake Rumbles Grady County, South of OKC
Posted: Jan 28, 2009 06:20 AM
Updated: Jan 28, 2009 12:30 PM
CHICKASHA, Oklahoma -- A 3.4 magnitude earthquake startled residents but did not do any damage this morning in Grady County.
The United States Geological Survey reports that earthquake occurred at 5:19 a.m. about 5 miles northeast of Chickasha. Read the USGS report.
Several people felt the quake southwest of the Oklahoma City metro.
Nancy Hill lives in Amber, about 14 miles north of Chickasha, and said her whole house shook for just a couple of seconds.
"It was just amazing," she said. "The dogs kind of perked their ears up and looked around."
This morning's earthquake is the biggest in the state since 3.8 quake in Lawton in 2002.
An earthquake typically must measure 2.5 to 3 before it is felt people. Magnitude 4 earthquakes have been known to cause moderate damage, according to USGS guidelines.
Alisha Thomas felt the quake at her Blanchard home.
"Everything just started shaking," she said. "My son woke back up. The pictures fell off the wall. It was kind of weird."
Did you feel the earthquake? The Oklahoma Geological Survey wants to hear from you. You can fill out this form on their Web site.
Russell has his own take on this earthquake. There is tons of drilling that goes on in Oklahoma. That leaves empty cavities under the ground. Oil and natural gas are both removed. This would have to have some sort of an effect on the ground here. Here has heard that there are lots of small earthquakes here. It's something I will have to research.
Yesterday after work Russell was doing some electrical work in the attic and putting in some new outlets. Since it was making the house cold having the attic open I turned the heat up. It was up above 80 and I was still cold. We have two of those digital temperature things and the one on the wall....about 5 feet up said 80 degrees. He put the other one on the floor and after awhile it read 58 degrees. So we know that heat rises but who would have thought that it would be that big of a difference? When he got the power back on we put the ceiling fans back on and that pushes the hot air down. I didn't realize what a difference that made until we did not have them on.
Ok, that's it for now cause Russell is distracting me and I can't write. ;)
Y'all have a good night.