It isn't unusual to have white out conditions in the Panhandle when it snows. It is really wise to be at home any time the snow comes in the Panhandle because you just never know with the wind. The wind causes the frozen electric lines to snap in two and then no electricity till it is fixed. Imagine how that poor electric crew feels out in that weather.
It is because of the wind that the Panhandle was able to be settled. The wind provided the much needed water.
It is amazing how cool the evenings are in even the hottest of summers and that is because of the wind.
On the hottest of days in the Panhandle it is still cooler than other places at the same temperature because of the wind. Have you ever turned a fan on when it was hot. It has the same effect in the Panhandle.
Now the world has figured out how to make electricity with the wind. Big white windmills are going up everywhere in the world. Imagine the possibilities in the Panhandle. Imagine pump jacks powered by the wind (I don't know if they exist but they should) There are 1000's of pump jacks in that area pumping oil and gas out to the entire nation. Lower cost of running them equals lower cost at the gas pump for us (if the oil companies will be fair that is.)
Until Next Time