Wild weather: parts of Texas seeing unusually early snowfall

Let it snow, let it snow!

Scene near Amarillo, Texas, on Thursday. TXDOT
We're not sure if that's what folks in the Texas Panhandle are saying, but the snow sure is falling across the area Thursday afternoon.

It's all courtesy of unseasonably cold air interacting with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for parts of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma for accumulating snow Thursday.
A Winter Weather Advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for parts of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma in anticipation of one to as many as six inches of late October snow.

The scene in the Texas Panhandle Thursday afternoon. TXDOT
And if you look at the highway cameras on the Texas Department of Transportation page, you can see the wintry scene across the Texas Panhandle.

In fact, multiple accidents -- some labeled "major" -- have occurred on highways in and around the Amarillo area as roads are slushy, snowy and icy as of 4 p.m. EDT Thursday.

Weather camera in the Texas Panhandle as of Thursday afternoon. TXDOT
So we can now add Texas and Oklahoma to the quickly growing list of states that have recorded measurable snowfall this fall. 

Not included on that list? Indiana and most of Michigan. 

However, looking ahead to the week of Halloween, things could come together in such a way that a few snowflakes find their way into the sky above Michiana. Stay tuned! 

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