|Photo showing stranded cars left behind in Amarillo after getting 19" of snow. Courtesy: Amarillo National Bank.|
That same storm system spawned severe weather across the Southeast, with a waterspout blowing on shore in Tampa yesterday morning. That waterspout generated some minor damage as winds weren't overly robust with the twister (it was rated an EF-0 tornado once it got on land) but did generate a pretty epic photo.
Storm systems in the winter and early spring often produce both snow and severe, sometimes within a couple of hundred miles of each other if conditions are prime enough and atmospheric dynamics sufficient to support the strong push of warmth and severe out ahead of a cold dive of snow. In this case, the differential was a good bit larger geographically and in time but it does show that nature is prone to producing multiple threats in the cold season in the South.