Sunday, September 03, 2006

Valentine's Day snowfall


The worst recorded snowfall in Houston's history likely occurred on Feb. 14 -15, 1895. In all, the city received about 20 inches of snow. Measurable amounts of snow would not be recorded again in Houston until 1912.

Today's weather forecast is located here. For better or worse, there's no mention of snow.

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At 2:42 PM, Blogger laanba said...

That's a great picture! Unfortunately I was out of town for the last snowfall and I missed it! Grrr....

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger J.R.G. said...

Fortunately, I was in town for the Christmas Eve snowfall. There's something about snow (especially in Houston) that it can get people to pull over and act like 5 year olds the minute it starts to fall. A very rare event, it was.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger laanba said...

Not just in Houston, but in Texas. My family was in East Texas for the snow, but my mother saw snow on her way back to the Valley after Christmas. She pulled over and made snowballs and threw them at a barn.

 
At 4:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The craziest thing is the fact that the snowstorm of 1895 carried on until Feb. 15th. That means the picture above doesn't even show what the depth of the snow was like when the storm was over. Must have been an amazing sight.

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger J.R.G. said...

Yeah. That's a 100-year weather event if I ever saw one!

 
At 9:11 PM, Blogger Adam said...

My Great great grandmother, Bertha Naumann of Lynchburg,TX died from the snowstorm of 1895. She is burried in Lynchburg somewhere. Her exact resting spot is unknown.

Her husband, Carl Winkler, moved to Houston and married Marie Elizabeth Bidel Drucks (1864-1955). They had a child, Frederick E J Winkler (1897-1917) who was shot and killed in the Houston Riot of 1917. "An Echo of Houston's Wilderness Beginnings" by Louis F. Aulbach.

Fred is named on this website as a causulty. His half brother, William Drucks, is also named but was shot and wounded.

 
At 9:13 AM, Anonymous Sarah Jo said...

really that was a great picture, just forget about about past, think about future. Valentines day is ahead, get that snow type gifts and send them to your loving ones.. lol

 
At 4:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how did that happen mesoscal thundersnow question.

 
At 3:36 AM, Anonymous lalitha said...

Great picture

 

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