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Old 12-04-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Just started to snow again. Houston gets paralyzed with just a few flakes, folks could not handle 22 inches!


22 inches could paralyze any city.

Enjoy the day!
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Old 12-04-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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this could be an early sign that my brutal winter ahead prediction was right.. get your snow shoes on!!!!
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Old 12-05-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: pine tree monotony
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I drove through several snow showers along I-20 in northern Lousiiana yesterday but no accumulation. It has been cold for a couple days so sticking shouldn't have been a problem. The showers didn't last long enough but it was snowing in earnest and small flake dry powdery snow at that. Usually we have big flake wet snow.

I heard Baton Rouge got some on the ground as my daughters best friend texted her yesterday and showed some pix of snow in Zachary.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:04 AM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Houston did receive 22 inches of snow in the late 1800s. Maybe it'll happen again? I wouldn't count on that.
Are you serious? I didn't realize that. I wasn't aware that they ever got more then a couple inches of snow that melted as soon as it hit the ground. The good thing would be that it happened in the 1800s so traffic wouldn't have been a problem.

And yup, 22 inches of snow even paralyzes cities up here. We've got the snow equipment, but it just takes time to move two feet of snow out of the way.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:05 PM
 
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Lucky Houston. Central Texas at my location didn't get any, but we surely have some cool temperatures...26 this morning and will warm to 50 later on. I'm loving it.
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Old 12-05-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Are you serious? I didn't realize that. I wasn't aware that they ever got more then a couple inches of snow that melted as soon as it hit the ground. The good thing would be that it happened in the 1800s so traffic wouldn't have been a problem.

And yup, 22 inches of snow even paralyzes cities up here. We've got the snow equipment, but it just takes time to move two feet of snow out of the way.
I think it all melted by the next day though.

During the Blizzard of 96, there was so much snow here in the northeast that they had to truck load it out.
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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I think it all melted by the next day though.

During the Blizzard of 96, there was so much snow here in the northeast that they had to truck load it out.
Do you know if there was a lot of flooding when they had that amount of snow? I can imagine that it melted at a tremendously fast rate. OR doesn't snow in that region have much moisture?

I hear ya. We also had a very bad 96/97 winter season. Every once in a while we get so much snow that the trucks have to haul it out of town. When they first start cleaning the streets, they put it in the center. Sometimes it's taller then our buildings. When that happens, it has to just be moved out.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hmmm that's a good question I'm not sure. Although the ground was probably really saturated.

ABC 33/40 Weather Blog Twenty Two Inches of Snow in Houston…1895
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Old 12-06-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Houston
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We got about 2 inches here at my apartment in Uptown Houston. Lots of fun! I hope this happens again this year.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Houston
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Hard to believe that a year ago I posted this saying it would snow on Friday and what do you know...It's suppose to snow this coming Friday as well. 1 -2 inches Thursday night through Friday morning. So excited!
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