Amazing Gulf Coast Snow – 1895

| February 14, 2009 @ 12:18 pm | 6 Replies

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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