The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex may get its first winter weather of the season early next week, as a strong cold front subducts warmer moist air over north Texas. The last few runs of the NAM and GFS models are now indicating that Monday any time after noon, winter weather may impact the Metroplex, with the northwestern areas much more favorable.
One of the snowiest winters in D/FW history has finally ended, with official totals reaching 17.1 inches. Some areas even received 25 inches of snowfall this year! A table of the top 10 snowiest winters, provided by the National Weather Service. This season ranked number 2, just half an inch behind breaking the record. D/FW [read more...]
This is post number 500 for Watching the Skies, an exciting achievement! The pictures here were taken in Frisco, TX during the afternoon of March 21, 2010 after our spring snow storm. [nggallery id=87]
This unseasonably late snowfall further increased the 2009-2010 snowfall totals for our area, bringing us within 1/2 an inch of the all-time snowiest winter on record! Additionally the last time this much snow fell this late in the season was March 29 1937! Preliminary snowfall totals listed graphically below. As you can see, the heaviest [read more...]
I thought Winter was over… but it apparently has one last bite before fading away. Snowfall is possible across the northern areas of the region on Saturday evening. Accumulations will be light, if any. Areas around the Red River could receive up to 1 inch of accumulation on exposed areas. Prior to the snow however [read more...]
Hey folks, looks like all of north Texas will receive some snowfall yet again on Tuesday Feb 23. Counties south of I-20 are currently under a Winter Storm Watch with forecasts estimating 4+ inches of snow, while counties in and north of the metroplex are forecast to receive 1-3 inches. Isolated areas of the southern [read more...]
February 11, 2010 broke the all-time snowfall record for any calendar day and any 24-hour period with 11.2 inches of snow, as of midnight. This surpasses the previous daily record of 1.4 inches on Feb 11, 1988. This also exceeds our 24-hour record of 7.5 inches on Feb 17, 1978 and Feb 25, 1924. Lastly [read more...]
The latest from the National Weather Service, snowfall today now shatters the previous record at DFW Airport. A whopping 7.9 inches 11.2 inches of snow has fallen today 2/11/10, surpassing the previous single calendar day record of 7.8 inches set on 1/15/1964 and 1/14/1917. The real kicker, snowfall is set to continue for a few [read more...]
Some images from my Flickr of this record breaking snowfall for the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. [nggallery id=84]
Brief snowfall update, time is limited so I will provide a narration, courtesy of the National Weather Service…6.2 inches of snow so far at DFW airport, and counting. Today is snowiest 24-hour period on record since February 17, 1978. Snowfall totals for today now increased up to 9 inches, with isolated areas of 10 inches!