“It is snowing in Brownsville, TX!” says reader Andy. “That is twice now so far this winter. Such a rare event happening twice is very extraordinary.”
“As of 3:45 local time, it was 26 degrees and snowing in Houston,” says reader Lee Holsen.
Winter weather across the South has shut down interstates in Louisiana, closed roads in Kentucky, and closed runways in Texas — including Houston, San Antonio and Austin.
Snow began falling early Tuesday morning in Louisiana, where highways were closed in and around Shreveport.
In Tennessee, forecasters called for up to 6 inches (15 cm) of snow in the central part of the state, including the Nashville area.
Ice coated roads and bridges in 36 of Mississippi’s 82 counties on Tuesday morning. Up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) of snow was expected in in Mississippi’s Delta region.
In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency.
Forecasts are calling for 2 inches (5 cm) of snow (plus or minus) for Alabama, with temperatures falling into the teens.
Roads were white on the hills around the Alabama city of Haleyville on Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, dangerous wind chills prompted school closures across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas and Missouri. In Wichita, Kansas, wind chill values were expected to drop as low as -13F (-25C).