They say everything's bigger in Texas. But does that hold up to its snowflakes?
We may soon learn the answer, as snowflakes fell in several areas of southern Texas on Thursday, including in the cities of San Antonio and Austin.
Snow often falls in the northern areas of Texas, but rarely falls in the south.
Houston similarly woke up to snow, according to The Houston Chronicle. Forecasters said the ground is still warm, so it’s unlikely to stick around for too long.
"The problem is that everything is still so warm, so that anything that falls isn't likely to be measurable," Melissa Huffman with the National Weather Service, told the Chronicle. "You could see some minor accumulations on some grassy surfaces, but there would be a better chance southwest of Houston."
And while snow isn’t common in Houston, the city has been known to take on the appearance of a winter wonderland from time-to-time, according to KTRK-TV.
Social media buzzed with excitement over the snow.
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt made headlines for his social media post of the snow.
The snow isn’t finished falling, yet. According to CNN, the snow storm is moving toward both Corpus Christi and Brownsville. About 2 to 3 inches of snow is expected in these areas.
To put that in perspective: Corpus Christi has only seen snow in eight days since 1948. The last snowfall came in 2004, when the city received 2.3 inches, according to CNN.
Unconventional weather appears to be the new norm. People freaked out last week when the island Hawaii became a winter wonderland. Summits of the volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa received an early coat of snow, according to the Deseret News.
The snowfall contradicted typical beliefs that snow doesn’t fall in the Pacific island paradise. But the Huffington Post dispelled that idea, reporting that snow in Hawaii is common. In fact, Hawaii received more snow in one week earlier this year than Denver and Chicago received in the first two months of the year.
Utah saw a little bit of snow earlier this week, with most of it falling on Sunday and Monday. Snowfall isn’t expected to hit the Beehive State anytime within the next week.