Snow Storm Weekend: Shelby County receives 4-6 of snow
Predictions of an incoming snow storm came true this past Sunday, January 10, 2021 when Shelby County experienced its first heavy snowfall since January of 2018.
The first small flakes arrived around noon on Sunday, quickly covering our towns with thick blankets of snow within just a few hours, according to the NWS Shreveport Weather reports.
“Center, Texas got up to 6 inches of snow Sunday through Monday,” said Shreveport Weather Hydrologist, Craig Ross.
Logansport received 5.7 inches, Huxley 4.2, and Nacogdoches 4.7 inches during the weekend snow storm, according to the Shreveport Hydrologists.
“The heaviest totals of 4-6 inches occured in a swath across East Texas and Western Louisiana south of I-20 roughly from Tyler to Carthage, to Mansfield, to Zwolle, to San Augustine to Nacogdoches, to Alto,” read the NWS Shreveport January 10-11 Weather Report.
Ross says according to the NWS records, the snowfall in January of 2018 was significantly less than what we saw during this weekend’s snowstorm.
Center’s highest and lowest NWS Shreveport recorded weekend snow storm temperatures:
Sunday: High: 40, Low: 32
Monday: High: 39, Low: 29
Tuesday: High: 39, Low: 21
Ross says they don’t predict anymore snowfall after this weekend, for at least the next seven days.
Due to the inclement weather and power outages, all six schools in Shelby County were closed Monday, some closed Tuesday, January 12, as well, such as Excelsior, Shelbyville and Center ISD.
Timpson, Joaquin and Tenaha ISD are back in school as of today - Tuesday, January 12 - with a late start due to possible iced over roads.
Majority of Shelby County and surrounding county residents are out of power from the snow storm, according to SWEPCO.
According to the reports, most outages were due to falling tree branches weighed down with heavy snow.
“A winter storm dumped up to four iches of heavy, wet snow across Louisiana and East Texas, leaving 57,800 SWEPCO customers without power as of 9 a.m. Monday,” read the recent SWEPCO report.
After a snow-filled weekend, NWS Shreveport’s reports say the weather looks sunny with temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s for the remaining of the week.