Houston, Be Glad It’s Not Valentine’s Day 1895

Main Street in Houston February 14/15, 1895 Courtesy UH Digital Archives

Main Street in Houston
February 14, 1895
Courtesy, University of Houston Digital Archives

 Happy Valentine’s Day, Everybody!

If you are a Houstonian, be happy too that our Valentine’s Day 2016 is set to be relatively balmy, and maybe a little rainy, but nothing like it was on this same candy and love sweet day in 1895.

According to the National Weather Service, Houston experienced a 20″ standing snowfall on February 14/15 of 1895, a margin of difference over the next largest measured snowfall in Houston. 1895 was the “Secretariat” of snowfall in Houston history. The second largest snowfall in the city since that time occurred on February 12, 1960 when 4.2 inches fell. Almost all other infrequent snowfall in Houston has been of the “trace’ level variety.

 

Market Square in Houston February 14, 1895 Courtesy of University Houston Digital Library

Market Square in Houston, Travis & Prairie Avenues
February 14, 1895
Courtesy, University of Houston Digital Archives

 

Link to Snowfalls in Houston Chart:

http://www.wxresearch.com/snowhou.htm

Thanks again to Twitter-watcher/tenacious researcher Darrell Pittman for alerting us to this historical imprint on our history with Cupid’s special day.

Hope you all have a special day with the loved ones in your own lives, even if snowball endearment fights will not be probable for you this year in southeast Texas.

Roses are Red,

Violets are Blue,

Hot Times are Great,

But only Real Love is True!

valentine

____________________

 

eagle-red Bill McCurdy

Publisher, Editor, Writer

The Pecan Park Eagle

Houston, Texas

https://bill37mccurdy.com/

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