Snow in Austin

It snowed when I was about 5 years old and when I was maybe 10, so I assumed it would snow every 5 years. When you’re young, it’s easy to jump to conclusions and see patterns that don’t exist. Of course it hasn’t snowed since then.

But after a few days of teasing weather reports forecasting snow and ice, I woke up at 4am and stepped out on the back deck to see snow covering the ground. I raised my hands and could feel it falling, lightly. For someone who has lived in central Texas their whole life, this is a big deal.

It all melted within a few hours, but not before I made a miniature snowman with my kids.