Texas had a huge snowstorm this Sunday which brought upwards of 7.5 inches to places like Cisco and Lubbock (source). The city of Austin got 1.5 inches and the snow which sent folks outside for a brief reprieve. Snowmen could be seen all over the place and some people even went tobogganing.
While light snowfalls are not unusual in Texas, heavy snowfalls like the ones we have seen on Sunday are rarer and many local snowfall records were set in this recent storm.
Sunday’s surprising amount of snow was the result of an upper-level disturbance coming in from the Pacific Northwest. The average January snowfall in Austin is 0.4 inches, according to the weather service. The record accumulation in Austin was 11 inches on Nov. 22-23 in 1937. [source]