Winter Storm Impacts West Central Texas

January 3-4, 2013

A winter storm blanketed West Central Texas with snowfall on January 3-4, 2012, during the overnight hours. The large swath of snow fell between the I-10 and the I-20 corridors, producing accumulations up to 6 inches, with the largest amounts across the Concho Valley.  The precipitation came to an end during the early morning hours on January 4, with temperatures warming into the low to upper 30s.

An area of low pressure across southern New Mexico was moving east northeast toward Texas. Cold air had been in place across West Central Texas through the previous week, due to a cold frontal passage New Year’s Day. Late Thursday night, the upper level storm system provided enough lift to set up bands of light to moderate snowfall. As the precipitation exited West Central Texas they slowly transitioned into a wintry mix, and then rainfall as it moved into a warmer environment.

 

Snowfall Totals Across West Central Texas
Location Total Snow (inches)
WATER VALLEY 6.00
CARLSBAD 5.10
MERTZON 4.90
HARRIET 4.00
GRAPE CREEK 3.80
STERLING CITY 3.70
COLEMAN 3.50
MENARD 3.00
BAIRD 3.00
SAN ANGELO 2.80
OZONA 2.50
BUFFALO GAP 2.00
BROWNWOOD 2.00
ELDORADO 1.50
BRADY 1.50
ROSCOE 1.30
ABILENE 1.00
FORT MCKAVETT 1.00
RICHLAND SPRINGS 1.00
SWEETWATER 1.00
SONORA 1.00
DYESS AFB 1.00
BALLINGER 1.00
JUNCTION 0.80
HAWLEY 0.50
BRADY 0.50
LONDON 0.30

Radar Reflectivity showing the swath of snowfall across the area


These Photos were submitted by residents across West Central Texas.

Highland Ridge Snowfall in Balliniger Texas Snowfall at National Weather Service Dog in Snow Wintry Precipitation

 


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