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Rare Winter Storm Warning in Corpus Christi, Texas

7 Dec 2017, 4:30 pm

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.

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.

Rare Snow Expected in Corpus Christi

❄️❄️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

2014) Trace

2009) Trace

2004) 4.4″

*Source: National Weather Service – Corpus Christi

Note, the 4.4″ snowfall in 2004 came on Christmas Day, giving Corpus Christi a white Christmas!

Forecast snowfall through Friday, December 8 where blues show anywhere from 1 to 4 inches.
The wintry mix in Texas is most likely late Thursday night and for Friday morning’s commute. Give yourself extra time on Friday’s commute and check conditions before leaving.

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

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