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Winter Storm Walda: 10 Strangest Things

By: Chris Dolce
Published: April 11, 2013

Even Temperature Contrasts are Bigger in Texas!

While snowstorms in April are not uncommon, Winter Storm Walda has certainly produced its share of odd weather.

An incredible temperature contrast across the state of Texas on April 9, 2013.

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The driving distance from Dalhart, Texas, in the northern Texas Panhandle, to Laredo, along the Rio Grande River, is roughly 750 miles, or just over 11 hours.

That said, an incredible temperature contrast set up on April 9.

Just before midnight, Dalhart bottomed out at 22 degrees behind a plunging cold front.   For perspective, the all-time April record low, there, is 17 degrees.

In Laredo, the daytime high was 108 degrees.  Last year, Laredo didn't warm to 108 degrees or warmer until June 10.

That makes an 86 degree temperature contrast across the state of Texas on April 9.  

Let's explore more oddities of Winter Storm Walda, starting with an epic snowstorm.


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