Holidays Bring Extreme Weather To North Texas

November 25, 2007 at 8:52 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This past Thursday got me to thinking…For a place that doesn’t get much wintry weather, it sure does seem we’ve been getting hit a lot lately on our major holidays. Perfect if you’re trying to get into the holiday spirit; A mess if you’re trying to travel.

This past Thursday marks only the second Thanksgiving with wintry weather in the history of North Texas; the first was the infamous 1993 ice storm forever linked with the Dallas Cowboys. (That was also the only time before this year that an NFL game in Dallas had wintry weather.)
Last year, exactly one week after Thanksgiving, we had our first ice storm of the season. That was November 30th.

The last two Easters have been memorable. 2006 was far from winter-like. In fact, April 16th which was Easter Sunday, was a record 95 degrees. Followed by a record high of 101 on Monday and then 99 degrees on Tuesday. One year earlier, on March 27th, 2005, we had a snow storm. In fact, up to 2″ fell from Weatherford to southern portions of Fort Worth.

Valentine’s Day shocked us back in 2004. We had a big time snow storm with nearly 6″ of snow in parts of North Texas. The metroplex had between 2″ and 4″.

Christmas Eve of 2004 may not have been memorable for North Texas, but southern portions of the state got slammed with an historic, mammoth snow storm. Some places recorded over a foot of snow.

And 2000 brought a one-two punch for the area. Christmas Day had 2″ of rain, but with temperatures in the lower 30s, there was icing, especially in our suburbs. And less than a week later on New Year’s Eve, 2″ to 4″ of snow fell across North Texas.

Happy Holidays,
Steve Mac

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