National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Expect partly cloudy, breezy and cool weather tonight with lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Winds will be northwest at 15 to 25 mph. Some gusts up to 30 mph are possible during the evening.
It will be sunny and cooler Tuesday with highs mostly in the 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph in the morning will decrease to 10 to 15 mph during the afternoon.
After a cold Tuesday night with lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s, we will have a warming trend Wednesday through Friday. Highs will be in the upper 60s northeast to upper 70s northwest Wednesday, 70s to lower 80s Thursday, and mid 70s northeast to upper 80s northwest on Friday. It will be breezy Thursday and Friday with south winds 15 to 25 mph with some gusts over 30 mph likely both days.
We will have two SKYWARN Basic Class on Tuesday, March 20th. One in Eastland (Eastland County) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and the second one in Weathorford (Parker County) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Classes are free and registration is not required! We hope to see you there!

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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