Looking Back: Earliest snow recorded in Brazos Valley history

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - November 8th marked 63 years since the earliest snow was recorded for not only Bryan / College Station but across all of Southeast Texas.

On that particularly cold day in 1955, much of West Texas reported snow, sleet, and ice as an early season, Arctic cold front sank into the Lone Star State. Areas to the west of Austin recorded 1" to 3" of snow with this early winter weather event.

During the pre-sunrise hours, Bryan / College Station officially reported snow flurries switching over from a cold rain and sleet mix. According to the National Weather Service, this is the earliest documented trace of snow across Southeast Texas.

More details are available from the front page of the newspaper from that day. Snow fell just in time to make print before papers were delivered across the Brazos Valley.