Is this winter snowfall in Whitehouse a scene that we'll see more of this season in East Texas? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ... chances are better than normal.

The long range forecast for December through February has been released and it looks like a large portion of Texas will have above average precipitation.

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Plus, it looks like we'll have cooler than normal temperatures for most of the upcoming Winter months. Now, does this mean more days of ice and/or snow for our area? Not necessarily. Frozen precipitation happens when we get the combination of colder weather coinciding with a storm system. We should have more opportunities for that to happen this Winter, but, of course, no guarantees.

credit - NOAA

Now, personally, I believe there are 3 main reasons why we will have some significant snowfalls in East Texas this season.

  1. Colder than normal temperatures expected
  2. Above average precipitation expected
  3. Dallas Cowboys, I'm happy to say, are winning again!