We're about to get a harsh reminder that we're in the dead of winter and this time we may have a little wintry precipitation to marvel at, especially north of Houston.

Now granted any wintry precipitation, whether it be a single sleet pellet or a single flurry is a big deal in these parts but even this ''event'' will pale in comparison to the snow and ice events of yesteryear. So sorry to disappoint but that's the best we can do at this point. More on that in a moment.

First, let's talk cold.