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Snow in South Texas is First Notable Amount in Decades

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Dressed as Santa Claus, Eldon Hansen stands in front of the Alamo as snow falls in downtown San Antonio, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. (Eric Gay/AP)

By    |   Friday, 08 December 2017 10:28 AM

Snow fell in South Texas for the first time in decades on Thursday, giving residents a rare and sight to wake up to on Friday.

The remarkable snowfall was spurred by a cold front combined with moisture off the Gulf of Mexico, CBS News noted, with The National Weather Service reporting snow spreading from San Antonio into East Texas.

There had been reports of up to 2.5 inches of snow in the San Antonio area alone as of 9 p.m. on Thursday, the first notable snowfall to occur since January 1987, when 1.3 inches of snow was recorded.

CBS News said Corpus Christi could expect up to three inches of snow by Friday, a first since 2004, when 4.4 inches of snowfall was recorded over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

By Friday morning, snow was falling in Houston, USA Today noted, and schools across the city had delayed their start times.

National Weather Service Corpus Christi officials said residents could expect frigid temperatures and rain mixed with snow to persist through Friday, with temperatures in Houston and Corpus Christi expected to rise into the 40s during the day, USA Today said.

The winter wonderland sparked a social media frenzy as residents shared their snaps to Twitter and Instagram, CNN reported.

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