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Pat Shingleton: "December Snow..."

4 years 10 months 4 days ago Thursday, December 11 2014 Dec 11, 2014 December 11, 2014 3:00 AM December 11, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

A look-back" to this date in 2008 found a developing low along the Texas coast, tracking northeast, edging closer to south Louisiana. During the evening hours, the National Weather Service predicted a possible "wintry mix" in our area at daybreak. The Channel 2 weather team was "on-the-fence" as to whether it would be a sleet or snow event. Unusually, I awoke that morning at 5:00 AM, as snow fell at a rapid rate. I sped to the station where three inches had accumulated by 9:00 AM. Josh Eachus finalized his snow research yesterday reporting that if you are looking for a guaranteed white Christmas, head to Michigan, Minnesota or Washington state. Christmas Eve and Day, 2004 was our last "White Christmas" episode with a dusting of snow.

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