it's called winter
Snow in Houston?
From the Houston Chronicle:
Damn that global warming!
"By Wednesday evening, the flakes were big enough to hold their shape for a moment on the street before melting into the pavement, and a dusting had collected on parked cars in some parts of town.
"The flurries tied a record for Houston's earliest snowfall ever and warmed the hearts of winter weather lovers who have pined for snow since it last made an appearance on Christmas Eve 2004.
"Since 1895, records indicate, snow has fallen this early just once — on Dec. 10, 1944."