This Is A Major Winter Storm - Look Closely!

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

This is Flower Mound, Texas
January 31, 2023

Schools Are Closed - Kids Stayed Home

Today is Trash Pick Up - Only a Few Brave Souls Put Containers At the Curb

The Garbage Trucks Did Not Pick Up Trash At 7:00 AM

Homeowners With Multiple Cars Parked On The Street

Cars Parked On Street All Night Had a Light Amount of Snow

People Are Afraid Driveways Are Too Slippery

Cars Are Not Driving On Streets

 Not A Single Plane Flies Overhead

No Sound Of An Ambulance Or Firetruck 

Not A Creature Is Outdoors


Snow Flurries (I Saw No Snow Falling Down Since I Got Up at 4AM)

Streets Are Treacherous (I Drove At 6 AM - There Were No Cars Or Accidents)

I Went to the Post Office (I Did Not Fall Walking From Car to PO Door)

This Is As Winter As Winter Gets In Flower Mound, Texas

It Is A Quiet Town With No Peeps Walking

Not A Single Bird Flys

Not Even A Bird Makes A Peep

Not Even A Dog Barks Outside

Not A Cat Meanders Or Meows

This Is A Severe Winter Day In Texas

The Time Right Now Is 11:33 AM

Nothing Has Changed Since 4 AM


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Comments (18)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. Must say people have a natural tendency to panic before they understand the severity. Better safe than sorry has no application in some instances. But the is the way it is! Enjoy your day.

Jan 31, 2023 09:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wayne Martin - "Panic before they understand severity" sums it it perfectly!

I hope you are enjoying your day too!

Jan 31, 2023 09:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Patricia... sounds like Charlotte when it snows...which is rare. And fortunately, no signs of snow this week! Stay safe.

Jan 31, 2023 09:59 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - I'm beginning to think Charlotte is a lot like Flower Mound! These rare winter storms gives the weather people a lot to talk about! I wish you a wonderful day!

Jan 31, 2023 10:36 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thanks for the weather report in Texas Patricia. I have never seen it this bad before! That localized snow fall on one side of the street in the photo was major. I hope the snow plow can get through!  Jeff 😀

Jan 31, 2023 10:05 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI - it is so bad people are sheltered indoors! Luckily for me, I still have my shovels from Chicago! But on my side of the street, there isn't enough snow! Perhaps the plows will be out after the Garbage Trucks are done picking up the trash. 🤣

Jan 31, 2023 10:13 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

OMG you made me laugh out loud Patricia!  I heard something about Texas weather this morning and wondered if it was bad or really bad.  Now I know from you - it was REALLY BAD ⛄❄️💙

Jan 31, 2023 10:36 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker - not much changed. The time now is 5:31 PM. It is a little darker. There is still no life outside my door! I went to pick up the mail that is usually delivered between 8:30 - 9:30 AM. That old say, the post office always delivers is a lie. There was no mail. Trash was not picked up. I did not see or hear a single Amazon Truck or any other vehicles down my street. The two black cars did not move. There is no snow in any of the branches. Our Severe Winter Alert is still in effect. Yes! It is really, really, really, really bad! 


Jan 31, 2023 03:41 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker

What's weird is I heard how 'bad' it was once again on the radio just now while driving home.  Looks really BAD to me!  Not!   Enjoy your quiet storm day!

Jan 31, 2023 03:56 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Patricia,

OMG..loved your post this morning! We have no snow on the ground and it is sleeting but you'd think we were in a blizzard! I'm from Upstate NY and always laugh when we have colder temperatures, sleet or maybe a dusting of snow. Schools are closed, no one is out, offices and restaurants closed....its surreal! I was able to to take a continuing education class this morning on Zoom so at least I got a credit. I can now make the AR Zoom meeting as I wasn't going to be able to attend before due to an in person meeting!

Jan 31, 2023 10:45 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - If there is sleet here in Flower Mound, I did not skid driving this morning. I did not fall down when I walked from my car into the Post Office to deliver my letter. There is no sleet on anyone driveway. Reference the latest photo in Anna's comment. As you can tell, nothing has changed. The trash was not picked. The Post Office Always Delivers Is A Lie. There has been no announcements that kids can go back to school today. I did notice yesterday early afternoon lines of cars were bumper to bumper picking up kids. I guess they got out early yesterday to prepare for the severe winter storm. 

Jan 31, 2023 03:50 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

haha this post is too funny -- not a cat meanders or meows! I can relate - the DC area tends to overreact to a little snow as well 

Jan 31, 2023 11:35 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Lise Howe - It's a scam! City employees wanted the day off! There wasn't even enough snow to make snow angles! It has turned into a very quiet night in Flower Mound and the Post Office did not deliver the mail! 

Jan 31, 2023 03:55 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks, Patricia, for adding smiles to our faces with your major storm report.

We have a rainy day in Maryland and I am thankful that it is not snowing.

Jan 31, 2023 11:45 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Roy Kelley - Today would have been like an early spring or summer day in Maryland! I'm glad you got some smiles. Nothing new to report. Post Office did not deliver the mail. Trash was not picked up. Kids did not play outdoors. No one tried to make snow angels. 

Keep smiling! LOL

Jan 31, 2023 03:57 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I am not insensitive, however if that is a winter storm in your area, we would wonder what was wrong down there. That is an oops for us.

Jan 31, 2023 12:05 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Ed Silva - I'll bet you would be scratching your heads and wondering, what's going on around here? Reference the most recent photo I included in Anna's comment. Trash was not pcked up. Mail was not delivered. Those two black cars on the street never moved. I'll bet you would be glad to trade one of your Severe Winter Warning Days with today's in Flower Mound! LOL

Jan 31, 2023 03:59 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia that is what I woke up to this morning.  We don't even take out the shovel for that ...... LOL

Jan 31, 2023 07:30 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia it is 48 degrees as I write this comment here in Los Angeles and it is a winter cold spell for us:)Endre

Jan 31, 2023 10:04 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Endre Barath, Jr. - Brrrrrr 48 degrees! Better stay indoors so you don't freeze! LOL

Feb 01, 2023 05:58 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Not even enough for Snow Angels??? Now that is bad!!  This is hilarious in many ways!

Good thing you didn't get a couple of inches of snow, Flower Mound would be closed for days!  

Stay Warm!

Feb 01, 2023 12:28 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debra Leisek - How could anyone call it a snow day when there isn't enough snow to make Snow Angels? Oh yes, that's bad - B-A-D!

Believe it or not, everything is STILL closed. It is now morning. There has been no trash pick up. No school. They published a few stores that would be open. Here's what I received from my Dentist:

Good Morning Patricia,

Due to the inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, Erickson Dental will be closed today and tomorrow. We will touch base with you regarding our plans to return on Thursday.

Feb 01, 2023 06:01 AM
Debra Leisek

That really is hilarious! 

Any excuse for a snow day I guess Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

We had more snow than that today and they just called it Tuesday!!

Feb 02, 2023 12:01 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks really cold and I would not be wanting to go outside either unless I absolutely had to, haha.

Feb 01, 2023 04:29 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Brian England - that is good to know. Thanks!!!

Feb 01, 2023 06:46 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Brian England - you could never survive if there was a cold spell, snow, or a severe winter storm. I wonder if Tesla could???

Feb 01, 2023 06:03 AM
Brian England

It seems like Teslas do just fine in cold weather Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP since I follow some Tesla owners in very cold weather states and countries.

Feb 01, 2023 06:25 AM
Brian England

That just proves to me that living in a cold place is not the place to live, at least not for me Debra Leisek, haha.

Feb 02, 2023 03:48 AM
Debra Leisek

Not sure I agree that Telsa or any EV does well in really cold weather

Brian England    We plug our vehicles in at Zero or below but no one with a tesla is running at zero or below for very far if at all





Feb 01, 2023 11:59 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Too funny! I laughed as I read this....

I remember in November we had a snow storm and lots of power was knocked out in the area and they closed school for the day. We were shocked! They never close school here - parents have to drive their kids to school with 6+ inches of snow on the ground. It's too funny that the dusting in your photo closed schools. But actually understandable since you don't have equipment to clean snow!

Thanks for the morning chuckle.

Feb 01, 2023 04:44 AM
Kat Palmiotti

Oh my gosh, that's hysterical Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - although not funny if you need dental work!

Feb 01, 2023 06:17 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - Parents started picking up kids from school as early as Monday before noon in preparation for the severe winter weather coming to Flower Mound. At that time, there wasn't 6 inches of snow. Not a single snowflake fell from the sky! Kids were not allowed to walk home. They had to WAIT for parents or guardians to pick them up! Big difference between MT and FM!

It is now Wednesday. Still no snow. The same two black cars with dusting of snow on their windshields haven't moved. All governement buildings remain closed. No mail. Here's what my dentist sent out:

Good Morning Patricia,

Due to the inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, Erickson Dental will be closed today and tomorrow. We will touch base with you regarding our plans to return on Thursday.

Feb 01, 2023 06:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Our overnight 'winter storm' was much like yours. 

We have a sunny day and some of the ice and snow has melted.

Feb 01, 2023 11:04 AM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Ha Ha...we call that a dusting...which most of us in central Nebraska means to slow down to speed limits in town and only 5 to 10 over on the country highways.

Feb 01, 2023 11:17 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Midnight here in Orlando, Florida and your post had me laughing out loud.  Rich with creativity and humor, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP.

Feb 02, 2023 09:14 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Hi Jane Chaulklin-Schott - it is wonderful to hear from you! I am delighted to know I made you laugh in the quiet of the night. We all need to laugh more! I hope you're doing great! I wish you well and lots of reasons to bust out laughing too!

Feb 03, 2023 02:22 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Patricia, I love this post and you had me laughing. I wonder if there is enough snow there to even make a decent snowball!

This reminded me of when I was a child and my parents decided to go to Florida one winter. We could not find a restaurant open in Virginia to have lunch, finally found a little diner that was open and the waitress said everything was shut down due to the snowstorm!

When you live in the snow belt, 1-2" of snow is NOT a snowstorm so we were speechless. She added that the only reason they were open was because she and her husband owned the diner and lived in an apartment above it!

Feb 03, 2023 10:27 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate - Pretty funny, huh? I thought so too! There was no chance to make a golf ball size snowball either! 

Your story about your family going to FL one winter and stopping in a restaurant to have lunch in Virginia was just as ridiculous! As a child, you must have been very confused by that waitress' remarks. That must have been a very small town you stopped in. I guess you'll never forget it either!  

Oh, and by the way, I received notification this evening that the Trash Company will be coming next week Tuesdy to pick up the trash!

Feb 04, 2023 12:03 AM