1. It is several degrees above freezing in Houston.
2. There is no sleet, snow, or freezing rain in Houston.
These weather conditions exist much to the chagrin of the smiling news teams who last night were in full panic mode. Entire local newscasts were devoted to the impending apocalypse. Had Castro died last night, or had the Iraqi insurgency surrendered and converted to the Southern Baptist faith, there just wouldn't have been time to report it. The weather was the news.
Most of the smiling news teams are bearing up well. Mainly because now they've decided that by God the apocalypse will come tonight.
I have my doubts.