Houston Snow Sets All Kinds of Records

By: Mike George & AP Email
By: Mike George & AP Email

HOUSTON - Normally hot and humid Houston is dealing with
weather it rarely gets: snow. Snow began falling Friday morning in Houston and other parts of southeast Texas and as of late Friday afternoon had not stopped.

National Weather Service meteorologist Charles Roeseler says
it's the earliest snow in Houston's history. The previous record
for Houston was Dec. 10 in 2008 and 1944.

Snow is rare for the nation's fourth largest city. In the past
15 years, it has snowed four times, including Friday.

The National Weather Service says there have been reports from
counties southwest of Houston of accumulations of 3 to 4 inches.
There have been reports of half an inch or less in Houston with
suburbs south of the city reporting 1 to 2 inches.

AS of 4:00PM Friday there were reports of snow on Galveston Island. Earlier in the day it had been snowing as far southwest as Victoria.


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