South Texas has more snow than Detroit - and doesn't know what to do

In Michigan, this would be a normal Friday.

In Texas, it's hysteria.

Residents in the Lone Star State, even those as far south as Corpus Christi, woke up to a blanket of snow this morning, with accumulations reported around 2-3 inches in some areas.

For some perspective, this is the first accumulation of snow in Corpus Christi since 2004. And San Antonio - which got up to 2.5 inches of snow, according to the National Weather Service - saw its highest accumulation since 1985. 

So as you can imagine, everything shut down. Texans across the state were baffled. Social media blew up with photos and videos of the phenomenon, showing cars and streets and houses covered in white. Schools throughout the southern part of the state canceled classes. 

Some were even building snowmen. In Texas! 

What's even crazier is Texas isn't the only state down south experiencing rare snow. Areas of Louisiana and Mississippi experienced accumulations of snow this morning, with Alabama and Georgia also getting hit with the same storm front today. Everybody is scrambling to prepare, schools are mulling class cancellations and towns are debating whether to stay open.

This is the sort of thing that would cause Michiganders to laugh - after all, a storm like this is "meh" compared to the kinds of snowstorms the Great Lakes State gets. But remember, Michigan is much better equipped to handle snow than southern states, so go easy on our friends down south. 

So what about us?

Meanwhile, way up here in Detroit, we're still waiting for our first serious accumulation of snow this season, which will likely come this weekend or soon after.

The National Weather Service projected Thursday about 1-2 inches of snow in the metro Detroit region this weekend, but the latest forecast projects a few afternoon snow showers Saturday and possibly 1-3 inches on Monday night, with highs in the lower 30's and upper 20's.

Contact Brian Manzullo: bmanzullo@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @BrianManzullo.

Be sure that you follow the Detroit Free Press on Twitter (@freep) and Instagram and like us on Facebook.

© 2018 WZZM-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment