WEATHER BLOG: Texas records snow before Oklahoma

Posted at 5:48 AM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 12:51:37-05

On Thursday night, a rare event occurred in south Texas. Snow fell in areas like San Antonio and Austin. This is so rare, in fact, that the last time those areas saw that type of accumulating snowfall was back in Dec. 1984! 

 I have spent my whole life not knowing what a snow covered South Texas looks like - until now! My phone was flooded with pictures of a White Christmas down in San Antonio overnight.

So why did South Texas see snowfall with this cold front but not Tulsa? Well the answer has to do with available moisture. The Gulf of Mexico is a major moisture source for the south. As a cold air mass settled in and the upper level system moved across the area, snow (albeit a very wet, slushy snow) fell down.

Now what about Tulsa?? Unfortunately, as of now, it looks like we will remain relatively dry for the next two weeks ahead.  

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