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Amarillo, Texas receives record-breaking snow

Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News via AP

Dan Weirich walks through a scenic El Alamo Park after an overnight storm dumped more than 2 inches of heavy, wet snow in Amarillo on Oct. 27.

Amarillo.com reports

Amarillloans woke to about 2.5 inches of snow on the ground at about 7 a.m. this morning, which is more snow than usual for the month of October.

Sarah Johnson, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Amarillo, said it is uncommon but not unheard of for Amarillo to receive snow in October. The average amount of snow received in October sits at about .3 inches.

She said today's amount breaks the record for the amount of snow received on Oct. 27, which was previously set at 2.4 in 1911. Read more…

Michael Schumacher / Amarillo Globe-News via AP

Brandy Self clears snow from her car after an overnight storm in Amarillo.