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Two Sides of South Texas

January 10, 2012

We’re en route home from Big Bend National Park today after a fantastic weekend of hiking and exploring.

I’ll have a full report and plenty of pictures later this week but if you follow me on Twitter you may have seen the dramatic weather change we experienced yesterday.

Two days ago we were hiking in shorts and t-shirts on the banks of the Rio Grande, with Mexico on one side and the USA on the other.

Yesterday we left Big Bend a day early hoping to beat a rare snowstorm. We made it out of the national park but ended up running right into the storm on the road, driving white-knuckled 230+ miles through near-whiteout conditions.

How often does a big snowstorm hit southwest Texas? According to the waitress at dinner last night, ‘never.’ (yes, we went back out into the snow after finding a hotel to drive a mile for real Tex-Mex.)

Sunrise was beautiful over snowy Midland, TX, this morning. Who would have thought I’d have to come all the way to Texas for January snow?

Did it snow where you live?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Life's a Bowl permalink
    January 10, 2012 12:11 pm

    Snow in Texas and Spring in DC?! We had some flurries yesterday that actually stuck to the grass, not the roads and of course traffic was a nightmare… Of course you’ve gotta get a good fill of Mexican food while you’re down south 😛 Safe travels!

  2. January 10, 2012 12:33 pm

    Well, now I know where all of our snow went!!

  3. January 11, 2012 8:05 am

    Oh wow, how crazy is that?! Glad you made it back safely in the storm!

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