It doesn’t happen too often, but a winter storm warning is in effect Thursday night into Friday morning for Corpus Christi, Texas!
In fact, the National Weather Service office in Corpus Christi published this Tweet Thursday shortly after issuing the warning, for context of how often these kind of events happen.
— NWS Corpus Christi (@NWSCorpus) December 7, 2017
We spoke to Greg Heavener, Lead Forecaster at NWS Corpus Christi, about some of the impacts that may be felt across an area that does not get snow that often.
❄️❄️Snow… In Corpus Christi, Texas?!The US National Weather Service Corpus Christi Texas talks about the relatively rare event that is expected overnight.
Posted by WeatherNation on Thursday, December 7, 2017
Corpus Christi has not had measurable snowfall in nearly 13 years!
Most Recent Snowfalls in Corpus Christi, Texas
*Source: National Weather Service – Corpus Christi
Note, the 4.4″ snowfall in 2004 came on Christmas Day, giving Corpus Christi a white Christmas!
This is part of a bigger weather system to give other parts of the South and Southeast accumulating snowfall, wintry weather, and possible travel delays. If you find yourself in any shaded area, give yourself extra commute time Friday and check conditions before you head out!
What’s the cause? There is unseasonably colder air pushing south from Canada with readings about 10-20 degrees below average. Coupled with that is plentiful moisture moving in from the Gulf of Mexico. The result is a fine line of wintry weather for a very early-season snowfall for some locations!
For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier