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Rare, Record-Breaking Thunder Snow Falls In Amarillo

AMARILLO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - Amarillo saw record-breaking snowfall in October for the first time in eight years on Thursday.

Five point five inches of snow fell, breaking the old record of a trace set in 1935.

A record low temperature of 24 was also set, breaking the old record of 26 set in 1980.

The town experienced thunder snow too, which is rare considering less than 1% of snow events have lightning and thunder when the snow is actually falling.

Friday's high in Amarillo is expected to range from the upper 30's to mid 40's on the snow-pack to the lower to mid 50's off of the snow-pack.




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