Unusually early snowfalls for Texas and Oklahoma cause road and school closures (pictures and videos)

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You read that headline correctly! Snowflakes are coming to the states of Texas and Oklahoma during the month of October.

Surely, these areas are no stranger to snowfall but this will be quite early in the season!

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Snow falls in Texas and Oklahoma on October 24, 2019. And that is really early for the region. by NWS

The snow storm engulfed Colorado from Wednesday afternoon and continued into early Thursday, leaving some impressive totals in the foothills of Colorado, with anywhere from a few inches up to nearly 2 feet (record is for San Isabel with 20.0 inches and widespread 2-4″ in Denver metro area).

Widespread winter weather alerts remained in effect through late Thursday morning, until gradually clearing from the north to the south, as the snow moved into New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Impressive, no?

Snowflakes in Texas and Oklahoma is not unaware of… But this snow is quite early in the season.

Taking Amarillo as example, the average first measurable snowfall in Amarillo is November 25 and the first average 1″ (or more) of snow is December 11. As shown in the tweet below, these records have been easily beaten yesterday:

Now, looking back at the records, there aren’t too many ‘big’ storms this early in the year for Amarillo and the latest has beaten all previous snowfalls.

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Amarillo, Texas, gets nearly two feet during any given winter season. However looking back at the records, there aren’t too many ‘big’ storms this early in the year. By weathernation

Multiple accidents have occurred on highways in and around the Amarillo area as roads turned slushy, snowy and icy.

The heavy snowfalls in Oklahoma prompt officials to close schools and roads:

This snow falling in the Texas Panhandle is all courtesy of unseasonably cold air interacting with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Another very unusual weather system. [ABC57, WeatherNation, Accuweather]

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1 COMMENT

  1. Snowflakes are coming to the states of Texas and Oklahoma
    WOW, i hope that does not happen. we got enough of these leftist
    liberal commies already.

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