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Overview

A very strong late season low pressure system moved across the Texas Panhandle on the weekend of April 29-30.

 

Heavy snow began to fall in the far northwest Panhandles on Saturday morning, April 29th. Snow expanded southeast to Amarillo quickly Saturday morning, but accumulations were minimal or didn’t occur except for the northwest areas through the day Saturday. Snow began to stick quickly in central Panhandles including Amarillo after sunset on Saturday. Winds increased Saturday night as the storm deepened rapidly as it passed over the region and winds gusted to 50 to 70 mph (highest northwest) late Saturday night into Sunday morning. This led to white-out and blizzard conditions in the northwest before conditions improved Sunday afternoon. Event snowfall totals ranged from less than 1” in the southeast to near 12” in the far northwest.

 

The latest snowfall of an inch or more for the Amarillo area was March 6th, 1917.

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Wheeless, Oklahoma

(courtesy of Stuart Hutchison)

Channing, Texas 

(courtesy of Sandra Richmond)

Stratford, Texas 

(courtesy of Savannah Copley)


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