Texas caught cold spell in February 2021
Not only Germany was freezing cold in February 2021. The United States was also hit by an extreme cold spell this month. Even in the state of Texas, where it rarely gets really cold even in winter, the temperatures sometimes fell to -20 ° C. Under the hashtag #texasfreeze (“Texas cold wave”), Texans are sharing images on the Internet that look as if the warm southern state has turned into an ice desert overnight.
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Frozen lines, icy roads and power outages – the cold snap literally hit Texas freezing, as you can see in the following pictures. No wonder, after all, in this sunny state you usually have to deal with heat waves.
1. This toilet is temporarily out of order.
Going to the toilet in Texas be like. pic.twitter.com/BKHlWzyEqQ
– Mikael Lemberg (@Lemberg) February 18, 2021
2. There is an ice sheet over everything.
– 🏴☠️Itsdeezybaby🏴☠️ (@OhanaMeansGang) February 13, 2021
3. “It’s that cold in my apartment. As a Texan, I’m not made for it. “
This is how cold it is at my apartment.
As a Texan, yes, I’m certainly not built for this. I don’t even care. pic.twitter.com/FMt8imglJp
– 𝐓𝐇𝐎𝐌𝐀𝐒 𝐁𝐋𝐀𝐂𝐊 ☩ (@ThomasBlackGG) February 16, 2021
4. You don’t see icy cacti every day.
A poor cactus in Texas today. https://t.co/BKIetSJebI pic.twitter.com/O28IN5YKWO
– Jodi (@jodotcom) February 15, 2021
5. Hopefully the hotel guests have packed their skates.
– Mike (@OLLAWAY) February 17, 2021
6. “Have you ever seen frozen toilet water?”
Y’all ever seen frozen toilet water pic.twitter.com/WypZBjnMMK
– Ms. Young Professional (@MsYoungProfess) February 16, 2021
7. “Does anyone fancy ice bathing?”
– April 🚫🖤 (@moonlitefire) February 15, 2021
8. If the water jet freezes directly from the tap, you know that it is really cold.
– mb (@michaelbrom) February 17, 2021
9. “The water in the sink and food bowls is frozen in the whole house.”
Zero energy for close to 24 hrs for over a million residents living in the Energy Capital of the World. #ERCOT all water in sinks and dog bowls inside my house are frozen. No power. No water. Houston, Texas #TexasFreeze #texaspoweroutage pic.twitter.com/OAVw1wzDLA
– UnEdumacatedJo (@UnedumacatedJo) February 16, 2021
10. That won’t do with the car wash today.
– Litterbox Comics 🐟 (@LitterboxComics) February 14, 2021
11. Only the (death) brave still dare to take to the streets.
– TxDOT Austin (@TxDOTAustin) February 16, 2021
12. “It’s 6 ° C in my apartment and it looks like I won’t have any electricity until tomorrow. Luckily I have a tent that fits in my living room and I can sleep in. “
It is 43 degrees inside my apartment and it’s looking like I might not have power until tomorrow. I’m losing about a degree every hour or two inside. Luckily I have an all-season tent that (kinda) fits in my living room where I plan to sleep so this is where we’re at #TexasFreeze pic.twitter.com/4xEbHNQB6b
– Sarah Asch 🦇 (@sarahradinasch) February 15, 2021
13. The pool becomes an ice rink.
My sister’s pool in Dallas is completely frozen over! pic.twitter.com/PEsZJQxSHB
– liberal propaganda (@CRTCHP) February 17, 2021
14. “Look at this photo of my father standing in our frozen pool in Dallas, measuring the thickness of the ice with a tape measure.”
– diana✨ (@xdianarose) February 17, 2021
15. “A tip from my neighbors: If you have turned off the water or the pipes are frozen, fill a tub with snow and use the water for your toilets.”
Damn never thought about this. 🤔
Pro tip compliments of my neighbors: if your water is shut off or pipes are frozen, fill your bath tub with snow and use the water for your toilets 🚽
To all my northern friends, don’t judge us. We are learning the hard way 😂 pic.twitter.com/dg69dU1mbE
– ⚖️ 💛I HONOR VETERANS (@veterans_i) February 17, 2021
16. The poor devil who has to de-ice this fountain is busy.
– US Embassy Seoul (@USEmbassySeoul) February 17, 2021
17. At least the broken pipe has been fixed for now.
This is a friend’s house but uh like— this is literally what is happening in Texas right now 😃 people are without power and pipes are breaking and it’s so cold that there’s even a frozen waterfall inside homes now … pic.twitter.com/F0YEh29vWg
– mel ✴︎ (@exolmelodyy) February 18, 2021
Brrr! When you look at these pictures, you freeze with them. Fortunately, the polar air, which is responsible for the cold spell, will soon move on. But even if the pools are free of ice again quickly, the record winter of 2021 will be remembered for a long time in Texas.