Let it snow! Let it snow!

Residents make the most of brief snowfall

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

When it rains, it snows – at least it did Thursday, when arctic air mixed with an upper level trough bringing about a pre-Christmas event that hasn’t occurred in Uvalde since 1992.

Surrounding areas reporting snow included Knippa, Sabinal, Concan, Camp Wood, Montell, Reagan Wells, Batesville, La Pryor, Brackettville,  Leakey, D’Hanis, Crystal City and Carrizo Springs.

“We had cold arctic air that blew in a few days ago and then we had an upper level trough that moved across last night. That was just enough to bring snow to the ground, even though our temperatures were above freezing,” said meteorologist Corey VanPelt of the National Weather Service.

A power outage, which began shortly after 6 p.m. and lasted until around 10 p.m., added to the mystique of the snowfall as approximately 2,500 city households dined by candlelight or lantern. The loss of power did not seem to diminish residents’ enthusiasm for building snowmen, creating snow angels, and engaging in snowball fights.


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