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Old 08-18-2008, 10:05 AM
 
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It snowed about 8 or 9 inches in 1985, last real snow that we had. We have had maybe an inch in areas some even two, but 85 was the biggest in recent history
It was 13.5 inches of snow in January 1985. About a week before that it snowed a little bit, less than an inch. Nothing was closed down, but it was enough for us to make a tiny snowman, about six inches high.

It snowed a little bit in 1982 on a weekday around noon. I was in high school and everyone was going crazy at lunch. The teachers had to drag us to class--everyone was playing in the snow.

It snowed a few inches in 1973--enough to shut everything down for a day or two. I remember the schools closed early the day it started snowing.
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Old 08-18-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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I should have looked this up before my earlier post, but in case anyone is interested, I found this in a book of weather data for San Antonio:

The greatest daily snowfalls in the last 40-45 years:
13.2 inches on 1-12-85
2.4 inches on 1-2-85
2.0 inches on 2-8-73
3.1 inches on 2-22-66
2.0 inches on 2-21-64

The closest San Antonio has come to the 1985 snowfall was in 1949 with 4.7 inches. The 13.5 inches of snow was recorded over the two days of Jan 12 and Jan 13 of 1985. I wasn't remembering the earlier Jan 1985 snow correctly--it was 2.4 inches on 1-2-85.

The 1982 snowfall didn't make the top 13. It was only .5 inches and took place on Jan 13.

We had 1.3 inches on Jan 21, 1987. I don't remember this, but I was at UT then, so it must not have snowed in Austin. Does anyone remember that snowfall?
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Old 08-18-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Here's some excellent records available online regarding snow in San Antonio: Snowfall Cliamte Information (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/html/cli/snow/snowtable.htm - broken link)
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Old 08-18-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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It was certainly cold but no snow, when I went there Jan 2008. In Jan in Australia it is sooo hot so it was a nice change.
I loved San Antonio. I had the greatest time at Howl at the moon and the Cowboys place where they had the (real) bull riding. Hopefully I will be back in December for a few days. I would love to see the christmas lights.
Loved the factory outlets as well. You guys are so lucky having that at your door step.
I would also like to do the river thing on the tyres as well.
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Old 08-18-2008, 09:19 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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It was certainly cold but no snow, when I went there Jan 2008. In Jan in Australia it is sooo hot so it was a nice change.
I loved San Antonio. I had the greatest time at Howl at the moon and the Cowboys place where they had the (real) bull riding. Hopefully I will be back in December for a few days. I would love to see the christmas lights.
Loved the factory outlets as well. You guys are so lucky having that at your door step.
I would also like to do the river thing on the tyres as well.
Tubing! Hmmm...you'll have to go during our summer months then...December would definitely be too cold!
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:26 AM
 
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I think it was 1972... I was a little kid in Austin at the time and there are pix of me making snow angels during that storm, wearing a wool hat and gloves (remnants of my mom's childhood in Rochester, NY). LOL... from what I remember the snow melted the next day.
January 1972. UT opened two weeks late. The whole place shut down. I35 was empty except for 18 wheelers dropping icebergs off their mudflaps.
I walked to campus in the snow from 30th and Speedway, through the Presbyterian Seminary housing and across the footbridge on Waller Creek (iced). Real snow. Our cocker puppy ran around with her nose to the ground like a snow plow. Every time she looked up, there be a little pile of snow on her nose. God bless heavy wool.

In 1985, my folks had something like 12" of snow on the roof. I couldn't believe the pictures. Austin got nothing out of that storm.

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Old 09-16-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: North Central SA
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we got a dusting of snow on Valentine's Day 2004 - I woke up early just to see if it really happened, and it did. But melted really quickly.

it flurried last year or the year before, and melted before it hit the ground.

just once i'd love an inch or two
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Universal City, Texas
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Snow of 1985:

jh1882/snow of 85 - Page 1 - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Snow of 1966:

jh1882/snow of 1966 - Page 1 - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Snow of Dec. 1923:

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/g...villeFarri.jpg

Last edited by BstYet2Be; 09-16-2008 at 01:44 PM.. Reason: last pic chng'd to link
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:32 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Ithas only snowed once in my life time here in San Antonio and that was 1985. We got 14 inches. Never again since. Those little occasional patches reported really don't count.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: North Central SA
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The following is a list of snowfall amounts reported for the night of Feb. 13th and early morning of Feb. 14, 2004:

VAL VERDE COUNTY...TRACE
REAL COUNTY........TRACE
KERR COUNTY........0.5 INCHES TO NEAR 1 INCH
INGRAM....0.5 INCHES
BANDERA COUNTY.....1 INCH OF SNOW AND SLEET
MEDINA COUNTY......TRACE OF SNOW AND SLEET
BEXAR COUNTY.......TRACE SOUTH TO 0.5 INCHES TO 1 INCH NORTH
SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT...0.7 INCHES
KENDALL COUNTY.....TRACE TO 1 INCH
6 MILES NORTH OF BOERNE....0.5 INCHES
COMFORT................. ..0.25 INCHES
GILLESPIE COUNTY...TRACE TO 0.5 INCHES
FREDERICKSBURG...0.5 INCHES
LLANO COUNTY.......1 TO 2 INCHES
BURNET COUNTY......1 TO 1.50 INCHES.
INKS DAM...1 INCH OF SNOW
BLANCO COUNTY......1 INCH
COMAL COUNTY.......0.5 INCHES TO 1.50 INCHES
NEW BRAUNFELS...0.5 INCHES TO 1.50 INCHES
SPRING BRANCH...1.50 INCHES
HAYS COUNTY........1 INCH
GUADALUPE COUNTY...0.5 INCHES
Year 2004 Weather - National Weather Service Forecast Office - WFO, Austin/San Antonio, Texas (http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ewx/html/wxevent/2004/2004weather.htm - broken link)

We are borderline Comal/Bexar county and got about .5 inches on Feb 14, 2004.
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