Much of Texas woke up to frozen roads and windshields covered in ice this morning – a bad winter storm, to be sure. But as winter weather events go, this certainly pales in comparison to what happened 33 years ago this week in San Antonio. In 1985, a winter wonderland descended on the Alamo city with the kind of impact few Texans had ever seen before.
Central Texas is waking up to freezing temperatures, some leftover snow and icy roads. The combination led several area school districts to cancel classes Friday or at least delay the start of school until 10 a.m.
Snow in El Paso isn’t expected to stop until midnight, the El Paso Times reports, bringing three to six inches to the area by Saturday morning.
While snow isn’t expected in Austin, it could come as close as western parts of the Hill Country. A mix of light rain, snow and sleet could hit western Gillespie, Val Verde and Edwards counties, the according to the San Antonio Express-News.
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Hundreds of people flocked to Murchison Middle School this morning for the chance to sled on fresh powder. Cardboard boxes, Tupperware tops and even a Big Wheels tricycle with cardboard duct taped to the wheels passed for sleds.
Meantime, in Butler Park near the Palmer Events Center...