Winter Weather Derails Local Fans Super Bowl Plans 2/2/14
CBS 7 News
February 2, 2014
ANDREWS-The Permian Basin received snow for the first time this New Year, and of all days it happened to land during the biggest football game of the year.
As temperatures dropped below freezing last night, some cities like the City of Andrews, experienced more snowfall than others.
The town was as white as could be and almost entirely covered in snow, but the snow didn’t keep people from shopping to prepare for the biggest game of the year.
Felix Espinoza, recently moved to Andrews, and isn’t use to the unpredictable weather.
Felix was planning on barbequing today, but like many his plans changed over night.
“Where we’re at, they barely put in some barbeque pits, and it’s been there for a week, and we finally get a chance to use it, but with the weather we’re not going to be able to turn anything on right now,” said Espinoza.
West Texan natives like Kenneth Pickering, say the sudden snowfall doesn’t surprise him.
“It’s typical West Texas weather. Yesterday was 70, 75 degrees, and today you got two inches of ice on the ground,” said Pickering.
Although the weather may have left many fans super bowl plans out in the cold, for now the snow appears to have come and gone.