Heavy snow falls in Texas; rare thundersnow reported in Amarillo

Texas Panhandle under a blanket of snow

By Justin Horne - Weather Authority Meteorologist/Reporter

SAN ANTONIO - Thanksgiving is still more than a week away, but we won't blame you if you start humming "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!"

The Texas Panhandle is now underneath a blanket of snow! 

The same powerful cold front that is set to bring freezing temperatures to South Texas blasted through the Texas Panhandle on Sunday. 

KSAT Weather: Cold front Monday sets South Texas up for first freeze of season

Heavy snow set in Sunday night, with some areas west of Amarillo picking up over a half of foot of snow.  Thundersnow, a rare phenomenon, was even reported in Amarillo Sunday night. 

The area of snow is now pushing into Oklahoma, where 3 to 4 inches are expected around Oklahoma City. 

While the cold air seems to have arrived a bit early this year, November snows in the Texas Panhandle are not uncommon. Amarillo average about 2 inches of snow during the month of November. 

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