2021-02 Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas

  • The Beginning
    The Beginning
    Though pretty, the power had failed at 4am and by this 5 pm photo the house was starting to cool significantly.
    Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas, February 14, 2021
    2021-02-14#5503
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Frozen Pond
    Frozen Pond
    After a 4 degree night, the pond was frozen for only the second time in 35 years and filtration plumbing had broken. 28 hours into event.
    Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas, February 15, 2021
    2021-02-15#4732
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Last of the Firewood
    Last of the Firewood
    53 hours into the event, I have very little firewood left.
    Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas, February 16, 2021
    2021-02-16#4538
    Larry L. Jackson
  • First Heating Pellet Fire
    First Heating Pellet Fire
    60 hours into power failure, firewood was just about gone and I tried to use a BBQ tray to burn heating pellets in the fireplace.
    Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas, February 16, 2021
    2021-02-16#0432
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Keeping the Pellet Fire Going
    Keeping the Pellet Fire Going
    81 hours into the event, I have a basket made of hailscreen to burn the pellets, requiring new pellets every hour.
    Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas, February 17, 2021
    2021-02-17#5633
    Larry L. Jackson
  • The Bed near the Fire
    The Bed near the Fire
    84 hours into the event, I have been sleeping close to the fireplace to keep the fire going.
    Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas, February 17, 2021
    2021-02-17#0435
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Camp Stove
    Camp Stove
    100 hours into the event, I have been cooking on this campstove some of the food that thawed from the freezer.
    Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas, February 18, 2021
    2021-02-18#1348
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sky
    Sky
    105 hours into the event, the cat decided to get under the blanket.
    Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas, February 18, 2021
    2021-02-18#3139
    Larry L. Jackson
  • Sky, the Lap Warmer
    Sky, the Lap Warmer
    107 hours into the event, the cat frequently curled up in my lap when I sat by the fire reading between fire maintenance. In 5 hours, the power came back on and things got easier.
    Winter Storm Shirley, San Angelo, Texas, February 18, 2021
    2021-02-18#5740
    Larry L. Jackson