Texas celebrates rare snowstorm from San Antonio to Houston

South Texas saw an inch or two of snow across the region on Thursday.

Many major cities saw snow on Thursday, including San Antonio, Austin and Houston. The snowfall came even before Northeast cities like New York and Boston have seen the white stuff this season.

Video sent to Houston ABC station KTRK showed kids running out to greet the big, wet flakes.

It has snowed just 35 times in Houston since 1895, according to KTRK, with the last measurable snow (just an inch) falling in December 2009.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for Houston through Friday morning where 1 to 2 inches of snow were possible.

The snow turned Kyle Field in College Station -- home of the Texas A&M Aggies -- into a "winter wonderland."

San Antonio ended up with just shy of 2 inches on the ground, according to the National Weather Service. Austin received about half an inch to 1 inch.