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Old 01-06-2007, 07:16 PM
 
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Hi there.
I'm looking to relocate to Texas, probably around the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Can anyone tell me if it snows there?

Thanks.
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Old 01-06-2007, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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Hi there.
I'm looking to relocate to Texas, probably around the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Can anyone tell me if it snows there?

Thanks.
Yes, it does but not often and not enough to worry about. When it does, it's usually gone by the next day. We also can have ice storms which makes for treacherous driving but those, too, are short lived.

I believe it was in 1980, it snowed 9 - 12 inches, enough for my children to build several snowmen and snow forts.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:23 PM
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We live in the northern suburbs of DFW and we get ice and some snow every year at least once...sometimes two times. There can be quite a difference in temperature depending on just where you live in this large metro. It can be sleeting/snowing at our house and friends that live near downtown Dallas 30-35 miles away, or further south in Mansfield which is about 45-50 miles away, are only dealing with a cold rain.

We've already had one bout of ice and some light snow the beginning of December. I expect we'll have one more occurrence before winter ends.

I remember one freak snowstorm in 1985 down in San Antonio when I was much younger. The news called for maybe some sleet mixing with snow flurries but that would be about it as the bulk of the worse weather would be further north towards Austin. Well, it started sleeting Friday afternoon, changing over to snow Friday night and kept snowing through Saturday, Saturday night and finally ending Sunday morning. We had 15 inches of snow at my parent's house while the San Antonio Intl Airport recorded about 13.5 inches. It stayed around for more than a week and was a lot of fun!
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:11 PM
 
Location: WA
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There are occasional ice storms, but sometimes very serious storms. In 1978 the area was shutdown without power and many roads unpassable for several days.
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:25 PM
 
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This depends on where in Texas you are looking at.

The panhandle does see snow. Amarillo gets show. I believe that Wichita Falls gets snow.

Central Texas might get some snow or ice. Seldom lasts long.

Very rare along the coast or southern Texas.

Good luck!
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Old 01-07-2007, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Houston got snow in 2004. It didn't really stick to the ground much, though. In Dallas-Fort Worth, it always snows or has ice. I can't believe after all this time, they still can't prepare the freeways right when it does happen. In the Panhandle, you can expect it to snow every year. Not sure about other areas of Texas.
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:05 PM
 
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does it snow in Hill Country or East Texas?
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:14 PM
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does it snow in Hill Country or East Texas?
Yes, it can snow in the Hill Country...even moreso than Austin or San Antonio due to its elevation in relation to those cities. East Texas can get snow but usually only north East Texas in areas east of DFW like Tyler or Marshall. The further south you go, not as much snow but maybe a chance of some ice.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:36 PM
 
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does it snow in houston?
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Center Twp, PA
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does it snow in houston?
No, not really. It is pretty rare.
I usually have to turn on the A/C when we light the fireplace on Christmas Eve. It's a bummer.
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