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The Blizzard of 1899  

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During the blizzard of 1899, the temperature tumbled to 10 degrees below zero in Waco and people ice-skated on the Brazos River.

Here's a list of Texas cities and the temperatures they reached in 1899:

  • Amarillo: −16 °F (−26.7 °C) all-time record
  • Austin: −1 °F (−18.3 °C) second-lowest ever
  • Blanco: −6 °F (−21.1 °C) tied with January 31, 1949, for all-time record
  • Brenham: 0 °F (−17.8 °C) all-time record for February
  • Brownsville: 12 °F (−11.1 °C) all-time record
  • College Station: 1 °F (−17.2 °C) all-time record for February
  • Conroe: 6 °F (−14.4 °C) tied with February 2, 1951, for all-time record for February
  • Corpus Christi: 11 °F (−11.7 °C) all-time record
  • Crosbyton: −14 °F (−25.6 °C) all-time record
  • Dallas & Fort Worth: −8 °F (−22.2 °C) all-time record
  • Danevang: 3 °F (−16.1 °C) all-time record
  • El Paso: 5 °F (−15.0 °C)
  • Galveston: 8 °F (−13.3 °C) all-time record
  • Hallettsville: 5 °F (−15.0 °C) tied with December 23, 1989, for all-time record
  • Houston: 6 °F (−14.4 °C) second-lowest ever
  • Laredo: not available
  • Marshall: −9 °F (−22.8 °C) all-time record
  • New Braunfels: 2 °F (−16.7 °C) tied with January 31, 1949, and December 23, 1989, for all-time record (as of December 19, 2017)
  • San Antonio: 4 °F (−15.6 °C) second-lowest ever
  • Temple: −4 °F (−20.0 °C) tied with December 23 and 24, 1989, for all-time record (as of November 8, 2003)
  • Tulia: −23 °F (−30.6 °C) all-time record for Texas, which Seminole tied on February 8, 1933
  • Tyler (Pounds Regional Airport): 0 °F (−17.8 °C) all-time record
  • Waco -10 F, all-time record

     

 

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Posted : 8th January 2020 10:12 pm