Mobile, Alabama has outsnowed Seattle so far this season -- and they're not alone

Emmaline Dendinger enjoys a hearty bite of snow in her mid-Jackson, Miss., neighborhood, Friday, Dec. 8, 2017. The forecast called for a wintry mix of precipitation. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

SEATTLE -- There's been more snow this year in Mobile, Alabama than in Seattle.

That's right -- the city that hugs the toasty Gulf of Mexico has seen more snow than we have here in the much chillier Pacific Northwest.

And if it weren't for that unusual brief snow in early November here, we'd be even behind Brownsville, Texas which is a fraction of a degree latitude north of Miami.

The pre-winter storm brought snow across parts of Texas and the Deep South, with 5" reported in Mississippi and 4" in northern Alabama. Even Atlanta had a decent snow event.

Seattle? Still waiting. With a La Nina winter in full swing, odds are good we'll eventually pass most of the cities on this list -- although not anytime soon as the long range pattern remains rather tranquil into late December. But for now, yes, some of your friends in Texas and Georgia can brag they've had a "better" winter than we've had so far.

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