Waking to a winter wonderland
In bet ween the area got socked with its second big snowfall in as many years.
Well, big for Rockdale. But this one was estimated at two to three inches. In February, 2010, the town got an unexpected five-inch snowfall.
This one had been expected and weather forecasters got it exactly right.
Temperat u re s had been below freezing since Tuesday and a storm system heading northeast out of New Mexico dragged enough moisture out of the Gulf of Mexico to fuel snow over much of Texas.
Classes were canceled throughout the area, including Rockdale, and many businesses also too the day off.
Several “sliding into the ditch” incidents were reported to police.
The snow depa r ted just about as quickly as it came. Temperatures climbed above freezing by noon and by late afternoon streets were clear with a few patches of snow and ice clinging to shaded and elevated areas.