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Old 12-01-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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Here in North Carolina we do get a few flakes every now and then...
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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I lived here all my life and it has snowed twice. Once in the 70's and then last time a few years ago on Christmas Day!
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:28 AM
 
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Default Rare, but not unheard of

I snows a little more frequently than that. I have pictures of being in a snowball fight up in the woodlands back in the mid 80's. Houston metro area gets flurries that don't stick every 5 years or so, and decent snow that will persist over night every 10 to 15 years, and maybe a real snow fall that will last for days on the order of 25 to 35 years.
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:44 AM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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I believe I can count 10 times it has snowed here since 1972. However--that is relative to the part of town in which you reside. I grew up in Kingwood, on the north side. The "line of demarcation" for more infrequent snow and ice seems to be I-10.

Snow does not last here. It sticks between an hour and a day. I've never seen it longer than an overnight...usually by the next AM when the sun came out, it would be gone. Ground temps can't sustain it.


The last snowfall we had was the famous Christmas 2004 "snowstorm". It was just awesome. Houston hasn't seen anything like that since 1973, and I know most of the southernmost coastal towns had NEVER seen it. I don't think I've ever seen snow in Galveston in my life! It was amazing.

2004 Christmas Eve Snowstorm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2004 - Christmas Snow in Houston/Galveston, Texas Photo Gallery by Vince Aguilar Jr at pbase.com (good pics of Houston AND Galveston!)
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Old 12-01-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Clear Lake
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On the south side this is what I remember:

In the early 80s a couple inches stuck to the ground.

Early 90s it snowed a little but melted when it hit the ground.

Then 2004 as mentioned, which will probably never happen again on Xmas Eve in our lifetimes.

When you get closer to the coast it rarely even freezes, much less snows. When they call for a "hard freeze" on the news it means from about 3-6am it will be 30 outside. In other words, hard freeze = your tropical plants are goners.
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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Default You Tube

If you go to YouTube and just type 'Houston snow' in the search bar, there's an old news report on there from the 80's. It's really funny to see how nuts everyone got with a little snow. That and it's fun just to see old news reports from the 80's.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Yes, it snows in Houston. In my experience, it snows every December 24, 2004.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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I've been in Houston in 1976 and seen snow twice, Dec 22 (I think) 1989 and of course the famous snow of Dec 24 2004, I never dreamed my first white Christmas would be in Houston!!!
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:39 PM
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I've been in Houston in 1976 and seen snow twice, Dec 22 (I think) 1989 and of course the famous snow of Dec 24 2004, I never dreamed my first white Christmas would be in Houston!!!
You want a white christmas come on up to Minnesota! We got cold and snow!! Although I can't promise you a coon on the Christmas table. Lutefisk, you betcha!
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:04 PM
 
Location: God's Country
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You want a white christmas come on up to Minnesota! We got cold and snow!! Although I can't promise you a coon on the Christmas table. Lutefisk, you betcha!
No coon on the table......I ain't come'n
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