S. Padre Island, Texas
iWitnessWeather user shacam1
A White Christmas on South Padre Island, Texas on Dec. 25, 2004.
The first thing that came to mind when you saw South Padre was....the beach? Spring break? Surely not snow!
That said, if you tried to escape winter to South Padre Island in Christmas 2004, you were likely stunned.
Arctic air plunging south intercepted a vigorous upper-level disturbance to produce a White Christmas...in Deep South Texas!
In nearby Brownsville, Texas, it was the first day of measurable snowfall since 1895. Yes, we're talking the same latitude as Miami. On Christmas Day, no less.
This was the heaviest 24-hour snow on record in nearby Victoria, Texas (12.5") and the snowstorm of record in Corpus Christi (4.4").
How about a little icing on your beignet in the "Big Easy?"