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Cars in a condominium parking lot on College Drive reflect the weather, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, after a light dusting of snow and wintery mix in the Baton Rouge area.

Snow began to fall in Baton Rouge around 3:30 a.m. Friday, marking the first time the area has seen snow since Feb. 12, 2010, when about 1 inch fell.

The most snow ever recorded in Baton Rouge was 12.5 inches in February 1895, according to state Climatologist Barry Keim.

New Orleans last received measurable snowfall almost 10 years ago on Dec. 11, 2008. In 2004 the city received half an inch on Christmas Day.

The forecast calls for snow to continue to fall until mid-morning. Little to no accumulation on roads is expected, the National Weather Service said early Friday morning.

According to NWS records, here are measurable snow events on record for Baton Rouge...

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NWS Baton Rouge snow records

Measurable snow events in Baton Rouge, 1892-present

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Baton Rouge snow stats

Baton Rouge historical snow statistics

In Texas, National Weather Service meteorologist Brett Williams said up to 2.5 inches of snow had been measured as of 9 p.m. Thursday in the San Antonio area. The most recent comparable snowfall in San Antonio had been in January 1987, when 1.3 inches of snow accumulated, but the most recent major snowfall was 13.2 inches in January 1985.

Up to 3 inches of snow was expected in the Corpus Christi area by Friday morning. Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Wagner said the most recent comparable snowfall in Corpus Christi was 4.4 inches on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 2004.

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