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Significant Snowfall for Washington Cascades and Northern Rocky Mountains

A cold front will linger for several days from the Pacific Northwest to portions of the northern Plains early this week. Cold temperatures and copious moisture will combine to produce several feet of snow into the mountain passes, with up to 4 feet of snow down to 4000 feet in the northern Rockies. Travel through mountain passes will be very difficult. Read More >

Patchy to dense fog is in place across much of North and Central Texas, leading to hazardous travel conditions. This dense fog is expected to persist through mid-morning. If driving, make sure to slow down, use low-beam headlights, and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
A dense fog advisory is in effect until 11 AM. Slow down and use your low-beam headlights if you encounter reduced visibilities.
Fog and drizzle will be in store today, but the thickest fog will gradually diminish through the morning hours. An approaching storm system will then bring some low chances for showers and perhaps an isolated thunderstorm to the southeastern portions of our area later this afternoon and evening.
Temperatures won't cool all that much tonight as clouds and showers will be present across the region. Lows will generally be in the 50s area-wide. Precipitation chances will gradually increase through the night as a storm system approaches from the west.
A strong storm system will approach the region tonight, spreading additional shower and thunderstorm chances across the region. The highest precipitation chances will occur Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening before much drier air quickly moves in later Tuesday evening and overnight. In addition to some heavy rainfall which may lead to some localized flooding, some storms could be strong to marginally severe south and east of a Goldthwaite to Hillsboro to Paris line. Hail to near the size of quarters and gusty winds would be the main threats, in addition to cloud-to-ground lightning.
Forecast models are showing cold air arriving next week around December 22nd and 23rd (on average). What we do not know for sure yet is exactly when the cold air arrives, how cold temperatures will be, and if there will be any precipitation and what kind. We will be providing updates when/as we acquire better confidence in the late week forecast.

 
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Dallas/Fort Worth - Earliest and Latest Freezes        Click Here for Waco

 

Average Date of...
  • First Freeze - November 22
  • Last Freeze - March 12

 

Earliest First Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1 Oct 22, 1898 31
2 Oct 27, 1957 29
3 Oct 28, 1925 30
4
(tie)
Oct 29, 1910 31
Oct 29, 1913 32
6
(tie)
Oct 30, 1917 24
Oct 30, 1980 29
Oct 30, 1993 32
9 Nov 1, 1906 31
10
(tie)
Nov 2, 1991 28
Nov 2, 1951 29
Nov 2, 1912 29
Nov 2, 1966 30
Latest Last Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1
(tie)
Apr 13, 1957 30
Apr 13, 1997 32
3 Apr 12, 1940 31
4 Apr 11, 1989 29
5 Apr 10, 1973 30
6 Apr 9, 1914 30
7 Apr 8, 1938 32
8 Apr 7, 1971 31
9 Apr 5, 1920 32
10
(tie)
Apr 3, 1987 30
Apr 3, 1975 31
Apr 3, 1915 31
 
Latest First Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1 Jan 4, 1972 21
2 Dec 26, 1933 27
3 Dec 25, 1965 31
4 Dec 21, 1998 22
5
(tie)
Dec 17, 1930 32
Dec 17, 1921 32
7 Dec 16, 2007 28
8
(tie)
Dec 15, 1981 32
Dec 15, 1931 32
10 Dec 14, 1923 30
Earliest Last Freeze
Rank Date Temperature
1 Jan 8, 2017 20
2 Feb 5, 2000 30
3
(tie)
Feb 8, 1907 26
Feb 8, 1976 30
5 Feb 12, 2012 25
6
(tie)
Feb 14, 1981 27
Feb 14, 1946 29
8 Feb 15, 1985 30
9 Feb 16, 2004 30
10 Feb 17, 1990 31