FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — If you're a snow lover, you had to head south or overseas for a lot of snow.
Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi all saw snow fall over the weekend.
Parts of Louisiana saw over 8 inches.
Snow totals from the last 72 hours across the CONUS show quite the juxtaposition to what you may expect for January. Parts of Louisiana saw over 8" of snow! As for New England, no snow is in the forecast for the next 7 days. #mawx #ctwx #riwx pic.twitter.com/h6BNNYSm3l
— NWS Boston (@NWSBoston) January 11, 2021
Waco, Texas, received 4.4 inches of snow.
That's the most snow they have seen since 1982.
As of 6PM CDT, Waco received 4.4 inches of snow.
— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) January 11, 2021
According to NWS Austin/San Antonio, up to 6 inches of snow fell in that area.
Last time they saw that much snow was Christmas 2004.
Up to 6" of snow fell today in our area. The last time that happened was Christmas day 2004, when our Coastal Plains counties had a very white Christmas. Here's a preliminary look at reports so far, but note some of them were taken early in the event. https://t.co/WmQnjsSiQZ
— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) January 11, 2021
During the same time frame, Madrid Spain was blanketed with snow.
— AEMET (@AEMET_Esp) January 9, 2021
Madrid saw 8 to 12 inches, or 20 to 30 centimeters, of snow.
Outside the city in central, northern, and eastern Spain, up to 20 inches of snow fell, or 50 centimeters.
It was the heaviest snowfall over Spain in the last 50 years.
AEMET, Spain's State Meteorological Agency, declared it the largest snowfall in the region since 1971.
NASA's Aqua satellite observed snow cover in Spain.
Hundreds of people were stranded in their cars due to the high snow totals.
Almost 700 streets and highways were impassable because of the snowstorm.
Spain called in government workers and soldiers to clear the roads.
Back in our area, Fort Wayne is experiencing a snow deficit.
Only 3.7 inches of snow have fallen since July 1st.
The normal amount of snow that falls during that time is 14.1 inches, so we're over 10 inches below average.