18 Incredible Photos from the Texas Snowstorm

Snow fell on parts of southern Texas on Thursday, in an extremely rare event that delighted many residents all the way from Big Bend to Houston.

Winter Storm Benji started makings its way across Texas on the Thursday morning in the west in Big Bend, a national park typically known for its desert landscapes and cacti.

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Between Austin and San Antonio, 1-2 inches of snow fell Thursday night and four inches accumulated in Dime Box, Texas just east of Austin, according to The Weather Channel.

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Because it’s Texas, plenty of snow cowboys were made.

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College Station measured 5 inches of snow on Thursday at Easterwood Field, their heaviest calendar-day snow on record, The Weather Channel reported.

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Some even called it a “Texas Christmas Miracle!” on Twitter.

Snow was seen as far south as Brownsville on the border of Texas and Mexico.

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Early Friday morning, snow as recorded in Corpus Christi, Texas, which is the first time the city has seen measurable snow since Christmas 2004, the Weather Channel reports.

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The Houston metro area saw 1-2 inches of snow, which is the first time the city has seen snow in over eight years, according to the Weather Channel.

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Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt shared his joy over the snow in Houston.

Winter Storm Benji has continued making its way across the southern part of the United States, leaving snow in places that are equally as unused to seeing the white stuff, like Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, northern Georgia and into the southern Appalachians.

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While this may look like Sweden, it’s actually southern Louisiana.

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Benji is expected to travel up the I-95 Northeast Urban Corridor Friday night into Saturday, dumping anywhere from 1 to 6 inches of snow from Virginia into New England.

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