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Amazing Gulf Coast Snow – 1895

| 12:18 pm February 14, 2009 | Comments (2)

An amazing coastal low brought record snow from the Texas coast northeastward to Louisiana and eastward into southern Georgia and northern Florida on this date in 1895.

The 24 inches of snow that fell in Rayne, Louisana is the state’s all time single storm record. Rayne is only 50 miles inland from the Gulf.

15.4 inches fell of snow fell in Galveston, with up to 20-22 inches in the area around Houston. Twenty two inches fell in Lake Charles, Louisiana with 15 inches in Cameron.

Deep in Cajun country south of New Orleans, Houma, Louisiana recorded 16 inches. Two inches fell at the mouth of the Mississippi River at Port Eads.

Other all time records included: 12.5 inches in Baton Rouge and 8.5 inches in New Orleans.

The snow extended into southern Mississippi, when 8.6 inches fell at Hattiesburg and 6.2 inches at Biloxi. Mobile recorded its all time record snow with 6 inches.


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Bill Murray

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  1. Chris says:

    I live in Nashville and I’m wondering if we’re ever going to get a decent snow again. It’s been 6 years and counting. I hope the ‘law of averages’ eventually catches up and we get a doozy of a snowstorm at least within the next couple of years or so. I’m a starvin’ for some snow!

  2. Tina Shay says:

    I just added Chrome on my computer! Now this site is looking all funky. Almost like it is all scrambled. This is just crazy! Looking at it in IE everything is normal. Anyone else having this happen? Oh well. I still enjoyed the read. 🙂

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