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Texas Town Gets First White Christmas In 86 Years

Of all the people enjoying a so-called white Christmas Saturday, none appreciate it more than the folks of Victoria, Texas.

The usually balmy town near the Gulf of Mexico was hit with an unprecedented 30 centimeters of snow overnight.

The U.S. National Weather Service says until today, Victoria had not seen a measurable snowfall since 1973.

The last time the town of 60,000 enjoyed a white Christmas was in 1917, 86 years ago.

Residents will only have about 24 hours to build a snowman, as Sunday's forecast calls for the return of sunny skies and high temperatures well above freezing.

Some information for this report provided by AP