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Celebrating the 50th: Roadrunners reflect on rare snowfall in San Antonio

Celebrating the 50th: Roadrunners reflect on rare snowfall in San Antonio

Students on UTSA's Main Campus in January 1982.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in Sombrilla Magazine, Winter 1999.

(March 15, 2019) -- What’s a snowball’s chance in San Antonio? Very slim this year [1999], according to long-range weather forecasts. The weather phenomenon known as La Niña continues to produce above-normal temperatures over much of the country’s south-central region. Although not likely, the best chance of snow in our region is in late December or early January, according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

It can happen, though. And it has, of course.

>> Read the rest of this story and relive other memories from UTSA’s history as we celebrate UTSA’s 50th Anniversary.

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