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Houston's Crazy Snowpocalypse

Crazy pictures from Houston's snowpocalypse: Yes, we're cold weather wimps — and proud of it

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snow in Houston ice on car windshield January 2014
View of the day ahead by Jeff Blair Photo by Jeff Blair/Statigram
snow in Houston January 2014 girl holding ice
Ice from the trampoline by Lexie Lewis Photo by Lexi Lewis/Statigram
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A KHOU viewer welcomes the snow with this photograph. Photo courtesy of KHOU Houston/Channel 11
snow in Houston January 2014
"Snow is beautiful in Houston!" Stefanie writes about her Twitter pic. Photo by Stefanie/Twitter
snow in Houston January 2014
Dane Schiller writes, "Thought I found snow in downtown Houston. I think it's sugar." Photo by Dane Schiller/Twitter
snow in Houston welcome January 2014 snow statue
Snow angel from Melissa KPRC-TV/Statigram
snow in Houston snowman
Cutie pie snow man from a KHOU viewer Photo courtesy of KHOU Houston/Channel 11
now in Houston January 2014 ice on pipe
Yes, this is beautiful. Photo by Nokyunganaja/Statigram
snow in Houston January 2014
"Real snow," JenJen captions her Twitter photo, "something we don't get in Houston." Photo by JenJen/Twitter
snow in Houston January 2014 plants
The thaw begins shortly after this. Photo by Amber Law/Statigram
snow in Houston ice on car windshield January 2014
snow in Houston January 2014 girl holding ice
snow in Houston welcome
snow in Houston January 2014
snow in Houston January 2014
snow in Houston welcome January 2014 snow statue
snow in Houston snowman
now in Houston January 2014 ice on pipe
snow in Houston January 2014
snow in Houston January 2014 plants

Even .03 inches of snow (maybe) in the Houston area receives a flurry of excitement, from tiny patches of the white stuff to icicles dangling from outdoor faucets and even melting from tree and bush branches. It's the thrill of the chill.

Come on, we like to celebrate, Texas style. Plus, what kid and former kid anywhere out there doesn't jump up and down for an official "snow day" off from school? Count me in.

Click through our slideshow of photos of what people found beautiful, amazing and sometimes funny about our obsession with the below-32-degrees dip. We Texans can take the joking, but obviously, not the cold weather! Instead of mocking, lend us your earflaps . . . and can we borrow a pair or two of those great winter gloves?

A challenge: Anyone out there joking about us want to take on the summers we endure?

You'll find real Texans celebrating that season, too.

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