Freeze creates a frosty sight at Guadalupe River State Park

Winter is in the air! If the cold weather wasn’t proof enough, frostweed was in full bloom this morning at Guadalupe State River Park.

When temperatures dip below freezing, frostweed, a native of Texas, will squeeze out water from their stems and transform into ribbons of ice crystals, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

Temperatures overnight dropped in the 20s at the Texas park, allowing frost to develop for an appearance of a wintry wonderland.

Teresa Velasco is a digital producer for mySA and the San Antonio Express-News. She has a bachelor’s degree in broadcast meteorology. She uses data provided by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and others for her forecasts.