There is no snow anywhere in our immediate future… but believe it or not this Saturday was the anniversary of the highest snowfall total in Tyler’s history.

Back in 1929, Tyler picked up a foot of snow. Yes 1 foot of fresh powder. Crazy. The last time that we’ve had any snow fly here, was back on February 9 of this year. On that day a trace of snow was measured in Tyler.

Obviously in our climate, snow is not common, but it does happen from time to time. However 1929 was an exception. Not only did we get that foot of snow on December 21, but that year in total we picked up 15 inches. That’s kind of crazy.

The anniversary also comes on the Winter Solstice, the official start of the winter season. It officially begins at 10:19 pm local time.

So the question now is… will we see any snow this winter. While we have a while to go to answer that question, the short answer is… it’s not looking promising. The long range outlook from the Climate Prediction Center shows that East Texas looks to see above normal temperatures through mid-January. The 3 month outlook which includes January, February and March shows again, a good chance to see above normal temperatures.

Now that’s not to say that we won’t have a couple of cold days and nights… and some snow might fly. It’s definitely possible.