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A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect for all of North and Central Texas through 10 AM. Very cold temperatures near 10 degrees or less are expected. Wind chill values are expected to range from -3 along the Red River to near 4 across Central Texas. Remember to protect people, pets, pipes, and plants from the extreme cold!
Warmer weather is on its way. As an arctic high pressure system moves east, temperatures will moderate. High temperatures will be mostly in the 40s Thursday, 50s to mid 60s Friday, and mid 60s east to mid 70s west Saturday. It will be slightly cooler Sunday through Tuesday. Highs will be in the 60s Sunday and upper 50s to mid 60s Monday and Tuesday. Lows will be in the teens to lower 20s Thursday morning, mid 20s to lower 30s Friday morning, 40s Saturday morning, 50s Sunday morning and 30s to around 40 Monday and Tuesday mornings.
As a cold front approaches Sunday, there will be a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms across most of North and Central Texas. These storms are NOT expected to be severe. Highs will be in the 60s with south and southwest winds at 15 to 25 mph becoming westerly during the afternoon.
It will be mostly sunny and cold today with highs in the 30s. Winds will be northeasterly at 5 to 10 mph.
It will be cold again tonight with lows in the teens to lower 20s. East winds around 5 mph will become southerly overnight.
With very cold temperatures forecast for North and Central Texas, be sure to dress in layers to stay warm!
It's a good time to remember "The 4 P's". Remember to turn off your sprinklers at night when temperatures are forecast to fall below freezing. Creating ice on sidewalks and roads can cause accidents, both on foot and in vehicles.
Wednesday's SKYWARN class will be in Palestine in Anderson County. The class will be held at the Courthouse Annex beginning at 6 pm. All SKYWARN classes are free and open to all ages. No registration is required.

 
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February 1899

 

A severe arctic outbreak consumed much of the country during the first half of February 1899.  Temperatures fell below 0°F in every state in the continental U.S.  Well over a century later, many all-time record lows remain from this event.  Ice on the Mississippi River flowed past New Orleans for the first time since 1784.

Between February 4 and February 13, there were only 8 hours with temperatures at or above freezing (on February 8) at the Weather Bureau office in downtown Fort Worth.  Despite northwest winds gusting over 30 mph, the mercury plummeted  to -8°F the morning of February 12.  The barometric pressure soared to 31.00".  Dallas dipped to -10°F, and Grapevine fell to -12°F.  Below are some other low temperatures recorded across North Texas on February 12, 1899.

 

February 12, 1899 - Low Temperatures