Here's Some Mesmerizing Aerial Footage of Dallas Covered in Snow

Remember Brian Aiken? He's the guy who shot the mesmerizing "Dallas From Above" video.

See also: A Photographer Used a Drone to Shoot a Video of Dallas, and It's Awesome

Well, he's done it again. And by "it" we mean use a camera-equipped drone to shoot incredible aerial footage of Dallas. The main difference: This time, there's snow.

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TexMarine
TexMarine

I only counted three horsemen; jumping the gun?

CogitoErgoSum
CogitoErgoSum topcommenter

Rather see him do this in a natural setting, like Palo Duro or Big Bend. Cityscapes are so dull.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Seriously, though.  If you're originally from a colder climate you're amazed at how less of an inch can cripple this area.  By 4pm yesterday, there were 600 accidents on the highways.  Ercot was calling for less power usage.  Schools, offices, museums, etc., shut down.  The coming winters may not be as mild as in the past and elected officials need to come up with a plan to deal with them. 

Mervis_Earl
Mervis_Earl

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Biggest difference between NY and Chicago's preparedness for snow and the ability to get rid of it is that the garbage trucks are city owned and plows are mounted within hours and those trucks are rolling. That takes care of plowing but salting would be the main issue around here and require totally different trucks that would sit idle for most of the year. Waste of money.

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz The plan is to stay home.

I love the cold. I'll probably walk the mile down to Albertsons at some point today just to get outside, but I cancelled all my appointments because no way I'm getting on the roads.

Of course, In July when it's 101 here, we'll trudge on, but when it hits 90 in New York or Chicago, people drop dead.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz  did you actually get out of your little worm hole in your high rise tower.  Downtown streets were sheets of slippery packed snow and the freeways North of 30 were a fugging disaster.  So while you complain that one little inch of snow cripples the city, it was actually the melted snow that froze that caused the problem.  Trust me, its not just southerners that cant drive in ice.  Thats why we always here about 50-100 car pile ups up north right.  

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

The thing is, I don't think it actually cripples us so much as we all just enjoy taking a day off work.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@Montemalone That's the one thing that I like doing in the snow/ice as an adult. I love putting on my cold weather gear and hiking out for provisions. Food, beer, cigarette? Hold on, let me get my thermals on.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Scotty, think.  My comment suggests that our officials can stockpile sand in advance of a snowfall, and have the trucks ready to go at the outset of any frozen precipitation.  Do we even have enough trucks and emergency personnel?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz  hey, pretty sure we are as prepared as we need to be, even if our winters are cooler in the future.  We are still not going to have snow and ice as often as the shities up north do.  We cant even fix the potholes but you want to drop a few more million on useless sand and trucks to spread it?

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I'm not getting through to the thick-headed here, but I'll still say it one last time: The coming winters, as I said, may not be as expectedly mild in this area as they have in the past.

Lorlee
Lorlee

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz We ARE properly prepared for these infrequent events.  It would stupid to have a lot of tax dollars tied up in snow plows, etc.  In the 35 years I have lived here, winters have become milder -- anyone remember the ice storm of 78 or the deep freeze of 83 where it didn't get above freezing for more than 2 weeks and down as low as 6.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

And?  I still believe in being prepared.  The coming winters, as I said, may not be as expectedly mild in this area as they have in the past.  What is wrong with being properly prepared?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz  Honey, the New Yorkers were bitching during the last snow storm bc the mayor had the plows in certain area every 3 hrs and other areas he chose not to send them went 12 hrs or more without a single plow.  Mayor playing politics with his snow plows.  It wouldnt matter if we had sand truck and plows on every street around here.  The city will still shut down and idiots will drive like idiots, and this happens in every major city you can think of

ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul
ThePosterFormerlyKnownasPaul topcommenter

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz  

Myrna, how long have you lived here?

My experience is that we get frozen precipitation on average slightly less than every three years.  Frozen precipitation can be snow, sleet or ice.

Most times it only interrupts normal daily life for 24 to 36 hours.  So go ahead sand the major roads, junctions and occasional bad spot.  And then be patient.

Every so often, probably on about 7 to 10 year intervals, we get a really cold long winter.  Yep then it is a pain when it is cold or treacherous roads for two to three days; and, it happens more than once in a single winter.

As for what is happening this year and two winters ago, well, welcome to North Texas, it can and does happen.

The funny thing is, I never hear anybody complaining about the winters where it is 75F and sunny on Christmas Day.

Actually, some of our worst winter weather happens in February.

So am I surprised about this winter? Nope.  Do I have any complaints about the response by our local governmental agencies?  Nope.

 http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Dallas&state=TX&site=FWD&textField1=32.7942&textField2=-96.7652&e=0#.UvUJ5vvfGHg

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