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Texas Norther

A Texas Norther is a cold front in the U.S. state of Texas, marked by a sudden drop in temperature (sometimes up to 25 degrees F within one hour), heavy precipitation, and dark blue skies moving across the state. The phrase originated within Texas, where the land is very flat, perhaps making the approaching front seem darker and more threatening. Even so, there is nothing special about a Texas Norther; in fact, most people do not realize that other states also experience these types of cold fronts; however they are usually not named after the state. The cold front usually originates far north of the state, hence the "norther," causing cool temperatures and precipitation.

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