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We may not have had a white Christmas, but a white Valentine’s Day? Step right up, ’cause that’s what we have! About 3–4″ overnight—a drop in the bucket compared to our brethren in the North and Northeast, but it’s big, big news down here in Texas!

Weird, though. In four-plus years of owning a satellite dish in Boston, I never once—not once!—experienced the dreaded “rain fade” (or snow fade, depending on the season). And that means four full New England winters worth of crappy weather. But with the first snowfall down here since we hooked up the dish, we had our first snow fade this morning, with the signal cutting in and out in bursts. Man, can nothing down here handle the snow? (If you understood how even the presence of a few flakes can throw people into a tizzy down here, that last line would have been a whole lot funnier.)