Yes people, this is really snow! Nathan took these pictures early early this morning. I couldn't believe it. It snows about one time every 2 or 3 years here in warm Southeast TX. But never in my life have I seen a blanket of snow around here. The newspaper says
"Estimates of snowfall at 7:30 a.m. were two inches at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport, Beaumont and Groves, and one inch in Nederland, Port Neches and Orange, Escude said.
This is the earliest measurable snowfall at the airport since the late 1800s, Escude said. It is also an all time record of snowfall for the area for the month of December. "
Schools actually had late starts this morning, mostly because of the dangers of driving around. We're just not prepared here for icy roads. Plus it gave the kids a chance to play in the snow, probably for the only time in their lifetime around here.