It Really Snowed in Houston!

Much to our absolute shock and delight, it really did snow in Houston on Friday!

Forecasters had placed the worst of the action during mid-afternoon, but even by 9am the sleet was coming down.  Every so often you’d see a heavier flake meander down as well.  We got news by 10am that the schools were releasing early – “early” being 12:30 and 1:30. 

Unfortunately for the kids, most of the action happened right around noon!  There were honest-to-goodness flurries, and the snow began to accumulate.  It was crazy!  All I could do was laugh and laugh – it was just so unexpected.  Our 2yo, who had never seen snow before, kept whispering “Wow!” as he watched out the window.

My husband went to pick up the kids, but by the time everyone was home and dressed to play outside, the snow was beginning to melt.  They made the most of it, got plenty cold, then came inside for cocoa. 

That was about the extent of it.  By mid-afternoon (when we had been expecting the most activity) the sun was shining and everything was just heading towards a memory.  That night my husband and I went out to look at Christmas lights, and there were tall and tiny snowmen all around town (surrounded by bare grass – the snow was all gone). 

Quite an event for Houston!

  • How fun. We woke up this morning to snow on all the hills surrounding Novato. It was all gone by 10am though. Forcast for tomorrow is snow level down to 500ft. We’ll see! My kids would LOVE it!! It last snowed here two weeks after my twins were born, that was in 2001.

  • Amy Christensen

    Normally I would say that sounds alot like my day, but honestly that sounds EXACTLY like my day. Right down to the 2yo who does not remember seeing snow! And playing outside and coming in for hot cocoa! It was a great day!!!

  • Lauralee Hensley

    In the desert region of Colorado the skies are just now clearing after two and a half days of snow. Hubby went to work before 6am in blizzard like conditions. Now at 1:28pm the skies have actually got blue patches showing through.
    Granted, with that much snow and cold predicted until Thursday, ours will be sticking around.
    Thursday we are actually suppose to get into the low 40’s.
    Cocoa, it’s what keeps us going on the windy cold days here.
    Let’s hear a cheer for Cocoa.