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Old 05-02-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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I currently live in Arizona, but am looking at the possibility of moving to Texas within the next couple of years. Anyways, Texas has always been attractive to me not only because of the culture of the state, but also because of the natural beauty as well. While I would love to live somewhere with snow and four seasons, I think that I am going to be much happier in Texas than somewhere that is cold and snowy all of the time. Therefore, I was wondering if it snows anywhere in Texas and if so, where does it snow at? I'm sure there has to be a couple of mountain ranges somewhere in the state that get at least a little bit of snow :-) Thank you for your help in advance!
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I believe the snowiest place in Texas is the area from Lubbock north into the Panhandle and there aren't any mountains there.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:52 AM
 
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The northern half of the state will get at least one, small at least, snow each year. Not unheard of in Houston, but rare. Midland/Odessa going east thru DFW on East thru Tyler had anywhere from 3 - 6 icy snowy separate "events" this winter. That was out of the ordinary but this area does have some snow/ice each year.

All areas in the northern half of Texas has four seasons, you notice it more where there are more trees and vegetation such as in Tyler the western part of East Texas where you have more leaf bearing trees, deeper East Texas has largely pine forest, but it beautiful there as well.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Riding the light...
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I believe the snowiest place in Texas is the area from Lubbock north into the Panhandle and there aren't any mountains there.
The panhandle area is one really big mountain, we just call it 'Flat Top'
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Amarillo can get a good bit of snow. Some storms will have a foot probably.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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The only mountain range in Texas is the Guadalupe Mountains in Big Bend, but that's in a desert, so at most, it only gets a dusting of snow. If you want snowy mountains for skiing, New Mexico and Colorado aren't far.
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Old 05-02-2015, 05:25 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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The Franklin Mountains in El Paso get snow. If you want to see more, it's a short drive to Ruidoso & Ski Apache.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:58 PM
 
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No snow most years in central Tx, think I've only really seen it snow 3 times in 50 years. I've spent winters in the western states where the air is dry and it snows, and winters in Tx where its just above freezing and humid, I think Tx cold bites worse than Az cold. Humid cold air seems to chill me faster than freezing dry air.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Sacramento Mtns of NM
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The only mountain range in Texas is the Guadalupe Mountains in Big Bend
You're mixing your metaphors or whatever it's called when you combine disparate designations.

The highest point in Texas is very close to the state line with New Mexico at Guadalupe Peak in Guadalupe Mountains Nat. Park.

Big Bend is located abutting the Rio Grande and the predominant mountains are the Chisos Mtns.

There are a number of lesser mountain ranges in Texas:

Franklin Mtns (El Paso), Hueco Mtns (El Paso), Sierra Blanca Mtns. (Hudspeth), Davis, Chinati, Chalk, etc.
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