Austinites were both excited and baffled last night when they looked outside their windows and saw flurries of snow. Tuesday started off quite warm, and some forecasters predicted the chances of snow last evening were around 20% (to which most of us laughed). But by late afternoon a strong Northern had swept in, and by Wednesday morning, about a tenth of a snow and sleet had fallen on the city.
The ground was too warm for the snow to stick, so in the morning, the remnants could really only be found on rooftops and car windshields. During the brief snowstorm, however, locals played in the streets and enjoyed what may be the only snow we see for another year or two.
Photo by Emily Starbuck Gerson.