Photos: Texas and New Mexico Have More Snow Than Chicago

January 6, 2013; 5:00 AM ET
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Photos: Texas and New Mexico Have More Snow Than Chicago

Pacific moisture collided with cold air from the Rockies on Thursday to produce a small snowstorm in Texas and New Mexico.

Storified by Accu Weather· Fri, Jan 04 2013 09:15:05

What the what? Snow in southern NM... http://pic.twitter.com/CKoGaQbwCrystal C.
Pacific moisture collided with cold air from the Rockies on Thursday to produce a small snowstorm in Texas and New Mexico. Arctic air came down into western Texas, as a storm system came out of the southwest, bringing with it Pacific moisture.

A trace of snow tied the snowfall records set on Jan. 4, 1972 for Austin's Camp Mabry and Bergstrom Airport. Four inches of snow was recorded 9 miles northwest of Carlsbad, N.M. Four and a half inches of snow was reported in Fort Stockton, Texas.
ABC News' Ginger Zee tweeted that traditionally snowy Chicago wasn't measuring up to snow in some warmer areas farther south.
Chicago has had 0.9" of snow this season - yesterday, El Paso, TX had 3", San Angelo, TX=0.5", Carlsbad, NM=4.5" and San Antonio=TraceGinger Zee
AccuWeather meteorologist Krissy Pydynowski ran more stats on how Chicago compared to cities whose season snow totals are usually much lower, including El Paso, Texas, in the article Chicago's Snow Lagging Behind Many Southern Cities.
Chicago's Snow Lagging Behind Many Southern CitiesEl Paso, Oklahoma City and Little Rock are just a few of the cities Chicago's historically low snow total is lagging behind. Chicago has ...
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@Ginger_Zee from the Chamizal Park (Juarez) http://pic.twitter.com/RwtDiQ7pAdrianRamos
@freakyfootbruh I agree. This is El Paso. Smh got here yesterday Neva thought it would snow here http://pic.twitter.com/ko8dS9kxr u ready 4 me
Who said El Paso couldn't pull off white?! #snow http://twitpic.com/bsbspwStephanie
Mi árbol nevado ..en Juárez la nieve no se quiere ir, ya está comenzando a caer mas de nuevo #Chihuahua http://pic.twitter.com/4kQudkuyOly Morrison
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Road webcam Friday morning near El Paso, Texas
Así se ve ésta mañana fuera de mi casa http://pic.twitter.com/TKpeTnCMOly Morrison
I am so glad that this is all the snow we got. I'm ready for spring already.jchase1103
I've discovered Twitter....oh, oh! Snow in LC, NM Jan 3, 2013 - Happy New Year! http://pic.twitter.com/OTq2JgpTRaul X Photo & Art

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