At least one big winter storm has sort of become the norm for Texas the last few years. Obviously we had a record breaking snow experience in 2021, and that was followed with a couple of shut down ice storms in 2022 and 2023.

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So, expect more of the same in Texas, or are we in store for something different?

Believe it or not, the last 3 winters have been under La Nina conditions, and typically those are less severe especially when it comes to precipitation than the current El Nino weather pattern we are going to remain within for the entirety of this winter.

Will Texas winter be even worse this year as El Nino gains in strength?

If you are a believer in the Old Farmer's Almanac, which has been predicting the weather for over 200 years based on previous seasonal history, this article with Texas Farm Bureau says we should be preparing for a stormy Texas winter.

What type of coat should we be pulling out of storage for this Texas winter?

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You should definitely be prepared to dress warmly because even as models have varying interpretations of how much snow we may or may not get, all the experts seem to agree that you can expect wetter conditions than the previous three winters, and also slightly lower average temperatures.

So, as it is very difficult to predict the total amount of snow a winter is likely to produce, everyone is very confident in saying, "Bundle up Texas."

Pictures From The Great Winter Texas Snowstorm of 2021

Where were you when Winter Storm Uri hit Texas the week of February 14th and 15th 2021?

The country was already dealing with the COVID crisis and then came another one.

According to weather.com, the storm produced damaging ice from the Northwest.
Texas Cities like Abilene and San Angelo had record snowfall. Beating records that were made back in the late 1800s.

In Austin a record 6.4 inches of snow was recorded at Austin - Bergstrom Airport, their heaviest snow in 72 years, since Jan. 30, 1949.

San Antonio had almost 3 inches of snow bringing them their heaviest snowfall since 1985, those nice people art Seaworld also saw 6 inches of snowfall.

Locally here in the Killeen- Temple area, streets, schools, and businesses were shut down and there were massive power outages. Not to mention a certain electric company going out of business due to the rates of customers skyrocketing!

It was a disaster!

But here we are a year later, we now have stories we can tell our grandkids about how the effects of Winer Storm Uri of 2021 had us all in a frenzy.

Here are some pictures that showcase the good and bad of the great Texas Snowstorm of 2021.

Gallery Credit: Getty Images, Listeners, Trey the Choklit Jok

5 Vehicles That Don't Belong On The Roads In A Snowstorm

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77" In 48 Hours - A Look At WNY's Record Breaking Lake Effect Snowstorm

The wet and heavy lake effect snowstorm pelted the area, making traveling impossible. Flights were canceled at Buffalo-Niagara Airport, causing headaches for travelers heading into the Thanksgiving holiday week. Driving bans are in effect in multiple WNY counties, making it illegal for employers to require their workers to commute.

Here’s some snapshots of what it looks like on the ground:

Gallery Credit: Cameron Coats

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