Cold Winter Weather in North Texas

December 28, 2007 at 11:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In a typical La Niña year, like we are experiencing this winter, we don’t really expect a lot of bitterly cold weather. Sure, we will still have occasional freezing weather, and there is still a chance for some ice or snow before the winter ends. But we don’t expect this to be a really bad winter.

But what about winters past? What are some of the records for the coldest weather we have ever experienced?

What winters had the most freezes? Here is a link to the greatest number of freezes in our area:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/CLIMO/dfw/annual/dannmo32s.html

It has dropped below zero only four times in our history, and only once in the past 60 years. Here is a link to a list of the coldest days we have ever experienced around here: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/CLIMO/dfw/annual/dgr8mxmn.html

The longest period that we stayed below freezing was 295 hours, or over 12 consecutive days, back in December 1983. Here’s a link to the longest-lasting cold spells we have seen:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/fwd/CLIMO/dfw/annual/d32info.html

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