Austin got its fair share of snow Tuesday.
Downtown Austin may not have looked like Colorado, but even a trace of snow on the ground was good enough for two snowboarders we spotted near Auditorium Shores.
For a short while, the roof of the State Capitol turned a bright white. It didn't stick very long around downtown. However, we did see that some UT students managed to build a snow man and make a few good snowballs to throw.
Up north, Murchison Middle School off Far West Boulevard and Mopac was transformed into a winter wonderland. Big flakes fell steadily, coating cars and lawns. Drivers pulled off the road as fast as they could to snap a quick picture.
"This is fantastic. I've never in my 25 years seen it snow like that in Texas. This is nuts, fantastic,” Austinite Cortney Carothers said.
"This is crazy awesome. I think it's crazy that on Sunday it was almost beach weather and now it's like this,” AISD student Louis Rangel said.
We watched as students ran outside to play. An AISD police K-9 even clocked out for a bit to enjoy the snow with his handler.
The adults soon jumped in, using trash can lids and laundry baskets to slide down the hill on the campus.
"Last year I used my toilet seat. This year I brought my skim board which is really smooth and awesome. It's been really fast,” Boone Cruse said.
The white stuff brought out the kid in all of us. Hopefully, it won't be too many years before we get another change to feel that way.