Around 9:30 p.m. on November 16th, something rare happened in Dallas: Snow.
The heaviest part lasted around 10 minutes, with flakes falling/blowing in the wind for another half hour or so.
This is the earliest snow I’ve seen since living in New England decades ago, and just about unheard of here in North Texas, where the normal average high is around 67 degrees at this time.
I stepped outside during what turned out to be the last few moments of the heavier burst.
Awe mixed with near-disbelief filled my heart, as I greeted the sailing flakes, and felt their fleeting touch on my face and neck.
One big hope of mine was to see snow actually laying in the green leafed trees. Already enough snow covered our picnic table and neighborhood cars/walls to create small snowballs. Snowflakes also spotted thick green deciduous leaves as well.
Enough snow covered grass to begin turning lawns white. Meanwhile, as snow tapered, beautiful “diamond dust” glitter twirled in street lights.
Before long, it stopped. By dawn of Monday morning, through a combination of melting and sublimation, very little remained covering lawns, and none remained whatsoever on trees. However, roofs and car tops still had a blatant coating, and here was where my fun came in.
Sneaking out earlier than usual before work, I grabbed the photos seen here, and savored a piece of rare weather history.