Wintry Weather Affects Thanksgiving Holiday


West Central Texas was impacted by wintry weather over the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. Two snowfall events affected western and northern parts of the forecast area. The first event took Thanksgiving Day with snow falling over parts of the Big Country. The heaviest snow fell over Nolan and Fisher Counties with 6 1/2 inches in Sweetwater and 3 to 4 inches in Fisher County. Anywhere from 2 to 4 inches fell over Callahan, Jones, and Taylor Counties with less than 1/2 inch in Haskell County.


The next storm took aim at West Central Texas beginning Saturday Night and continued into Sunday. As an upper level storm moved into the area...rain fell across most of the area. As cold air aloft moved into the area with the upper level system, the rain eventually began transitioning to sleet and finally to snow over the western Concho Valley, Northern Edwards Plateau, and the Big Country from Saturday night through Sunday evening.


If anyone has pictures from this event, the NWS San Angelo office would appreciate any copies to post with this summary. Please send images to the following email address:


Below are a few images showing snowfall totals from these two storms. These are based on reports received from both Cooperative Observers and public reports. Thanks for all the reports!



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Snowfall totals from Thanksgiving Day.   Snowfall totals from Sunday, November 25th, 2007.


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Total liquid accumulation from the Thanksgiving Weekend precipitation. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.