|February 23-24, 2010 Snow|
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A upper level trough moved across Texas and Louisiana from Tuesday, February 23, 2010 into early Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Widespread light rain developed ahead of the system and spread across southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana on Tuesday afternoon and evening. Relatively cold and dry air at the surface with temperatures and dewpoints in the 30s led to the rain mixing with and eventually changing over to snow across most of southeast Texas and far western Louisiana near the Sabine River.
Snow was most persistent across the Lakes region of southeast Texas, where a combination of the best upper level lift, cold temperatures aloft, and higher surface elevations away from the Gulf Coast allowed for the snow to accumulate across Tyler and Jasper Counties. Some areas of northern Tyler County reported over 2 inches of snowfall. Elsewhere across Southeast Texas, the snow only fell for a brief time, and with temperatures several degrees above freezing, no snow accumulation was seen.
Because the snow was not measurable at any of the official climate stations (such as Beaumont/Port Arthur and Alexandria), no official snowfall records were set. However, this was the 3rd measurable snowfall across some part of Southeast Texas for the 2009-2010 winter season - the most snow events seen in one winter across southeast Texas since 1973!
2/23/10 to 2/24/10 Snow Reports
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February 23-24, 2010 Pictures
Snow at Booger Hill near Colmesneil, TX (courtesy of KFDM-TV)