Frigid temperatures behind a cold front combined with moisture off the Gulf of Mexico have yielded a rare snowfall in many parts of South and Southeast Texas. Radar detected snow falling overnight from San Antonio into East Texas. The most recent comparable snowfall in San Antonio had been in January 1987, when 1.3 inches of snow accumulated, but the most recent major snowfall was 13.2 inches in January 1985. Up to 3 inches of snow was expected in the Corpus Christi area by Friday morning. NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston said Corpus Christi hasn't had measurable snowfall in 13 years.
South and Southeast Texans woke up to snowfall Friday morning.