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Old 10-24-2016, 02:55 AM
 
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Texas is one of the warmest states in America...have you living in Texas ever seen snow?
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:54 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Texas does get snow every winter, but most of the time it's in the northern part of the state or mountains out west near El Paso. Around Dallas and central Texas will get maybe an inch 1 or 2 every few years but nothing major. The only thing I will say is that we are more prone to is getting ice storms, and when that happens the whole city well atleast Austin shuts down. This is the fact that no one (Most Texans) can drive on ice.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:05 AM
 
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The last snow that I saw in Texas was 11 inches in Victoria, Tx.
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Old 10-24-2016, 04:10 AM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Texas is a huge state. The weather can vary from sub-tropical to 4-season, depending on where you live. In the north, there's snow, cold winds, and all the other stuff that comes with middle America's winters. In the west, there's cold winds in winter, hot desert-like climate in the summer. On the Gulf Coast, there's hot humid weather in summer, and a wet and uncomfortably cold two month winter. In the east, there's a hot summer and a rainy winter. In the far south you would probably never get any snow or particularly cold weather. You get the picture. Texas has got everything!
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The last snow that I saw in Texas was 11 inches in Victoria, Tx.
I remember that, it was all gone by mid-day, but something to see! I have pictures .
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Houston TX
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On the Gulf Coast, there's hot humid weather in summer, and a wet and uncomfortably cold two month winter. In the east, there's a hot summer and a rainy winter. In the far south you would probably never get any snow or particularly cold weather.
Where is far south?
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Old 10-24-2016, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Where is far south?
Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen probably.

Although, many years ago I was on Galveston Island when it snowed. Didn't stick, but it was falling. And the bridges started to ice up. They closed I-45 and we had to 'escape' via the San Luis Pass bridge.
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:08 AM
 
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Just Google historic weather data:>)
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:11 AM
 
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We got 16 - 19 inches in/near Wichita Falls Christmas Eve 2009 ... will never forget that day. People were stranded on the highway for 24 hours and more. Our church opened as an impromptu shelter. It was beautiful and terrible. Thankfully, no lives lost or even major injuries. The good ol' boys got out their tractors and 4-wheel drives, rescuing people. Law enforcement vehicles couldn't cope with that much snow.

Generally, there are at least a couple of snows a year, from Wichita Falls to the DFW area. Usually lasts only a day or so. But I've seen it last a week or more.

What's more problematic is ice storms, again, a couple a year.
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Old 10-24-2016, 08:22 AM
 
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We had a handful of "snow days" in Austin last year due to freezing weather, not really snow sticking to the ground. I am sure we will have more than a few this winter as well. Around January you can see pickups and semi's coming down I35 from north Texas with snow still frozen to their undercarriages, while its still warmer than freezing in Austin itself. If you are moving to central or north Texas to completely and utterly escape the cursed freezing white s*** that plagues the northern states then you might be disappointed every other year or so. However if you move to the Southern border along Mexico you will probably never see snow again. But you couldnt pay me to move down there, it's humid and hot enough in Austin as it is.
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