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Arctic Air Plunges into the Great Lakes, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic

Arctic air dropping through the northern and eastern U.S. and a storm off the east coast will bring periods of snow, very cold wind chills and hazardous traveling conditions from the Upper Great Lakes to the Northeast. Meanwhile in southern California, Santa Ana winds will decrease but hot, dry air will remain over the area with elevated fire weather conditions. Read More >

Temperatures today will be some 10-15 degrees cooler than they were on Wednesday, but will still be at or above normal for this time of year. Breezy north winds will develop later this morning. In addition, the air will remain dry, so there will be a continued elevated fire weather threat today across a good chunk of the forecast area. Exercise great care if any outdoor activities could result in fire ignition!
This map shows counties where Burn Bans are currently in effect. Burn Bans are established by County Judges and Commissioner Courts, so check with your local officials for further information.
Even cooler on Friday, with highs in the 50s area-wide. Mostly sunny skies will dominate across the northwest, while partly to mostly cloudy conditions will persist to the south and east. Winds will be out of the north at 10 mph or less.
A storm system will approach the region on Saturday, which will begin to draw Gulf moisture back northward. By Saturday evening and overnight, rain chances (perhaps with a few thunderstorms as well) will overspread all of North and Central Texas. Not everyone will get rain from this system, however. The highest rain chances will be along and east of I-35.
A low chance for showers will linger east of I-35 on Sunday morning. Additional low shower chances will return to our south and eastern counties Monday and Monday night. Otherwise, partly to mostly cloudy conditions will prevail with high temperatures generally in the 60s and lows in the 40s.

 
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North Texas Winter Climatology

  Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
DFW Waco DFW Waco DFW Waco DFW Waco DFW Waco
Avg. Snow T 0.1 0.3 T 0.3 0.2 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.1
Max Monthly Total 5.0
1976, 1937
6.5
1937
5.5
1898
13.0
1929
12.1
1964
8.0
1926
13.5
1978
13.0
1924
6.1
1942
2.5
1915
Days with Max Temp 32°F 0.0 0.0 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.4 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.0
Days with Min Temp 32°F 2.3 2.5 9.7 9.9 12.1 11.6 6.8 6.2 2.0 2.2
Coldest Min Temp 19
1950
17
1976
-1
1989
-4
1989
-2
1949
-5
1949
-8
1899
4
1985
10
1943
15
1948, 1943

Lowest All Time Minimums

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