Snow in Austin, Texas?
Snow in Austin, Texas?
Austin is located in the heart of Texas, the middle of this great state. We have a reputation for heat down here! Our winters are often mild and sunny compared to the rest of the nation. This year has been quite different - snow fell in Austin, Texas. Don't get me wrong, snow does fall in Texas. The panhandle gets its fair share every year. Dallas, Texas often has a snow storm or two. Because of the air traffic in Dallas, you often hear that the Dallas airport has been shut down because of ....... Central Texas is different. The cold weather patterns often stop short of us. We escape the bad weather because we are farther south than the big city of Dallas.
The area has had its share of rain and cold this Winter. Remember the hard freeze with 17 degree temperatures in the capitol city? Snowflakes have been spotted in various locales most winters. We also have a reputation for at least one ice storm each winter where we all have to stay home! The news is that WE HAD SNOW AND IT STUCK!
All over town, snowmen rose out of their wintery beds and came alive. Children of all ages made snow angels on the ground where smooth snow coverings abounded. Cars stood on the edge of the roads with as much as four inches of the wet residue clinging to their surfaces. There were reports of snowflakes as big as golf balls. They were very large, but golf ball size? Hm. In just a few hours, Austin was transformed into a winter wonderland.
You might be thinking that surely it has snowed in Austin before? Yes, but our snowfalls are usually years apart. Because of their time lapses, each time is a welcome change from our norms. Most Texans have a dream for a white Christmas and they often accompany those longings with a prayer or two just before Christmas. Could this be the year?
Snow in February, bluebonnets in March and April. What will the Spring weather hold for us? Mr. Weatherman says that the bluebonnet crop will be exceptional this year. What else is in store for us? We have just come through a drought, experienced snow, now what? Only time will tell.
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