SAN ANTONIO – When Bob Rose sat down to testify before the Texas Legislature last week, members of the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce were hearing from a licensed meteorologist with more than four decades of experience.
Rose, the chief meteorologist for the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA), described in great detail to state senators for more than 45 minutes how multiple waves of arctic wind last month had brought historic cold to Texas.
He also walked through the steps he took to make sure LCRA was aware of what was bearing down on the state and its energy infrastructure.
“Management was very aware. I communicated through email to a large segment of our organization,” said Rose.
State Senator John Whitmire, D-Houston, at one