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A Change in the Weather Pattern

The Atmospheric River event has ended for the Northwest, and conditions will be drier for a couple of days. A strong cold front in the East may produce damaging high winds in the central Appalachians and critical fire weather threats. Bitter wind chills across Northeast Alaska and heavy snow in the Southeast will continue, and blizzard conditions are expected to develop in far west-central Alaska. Read More >

 
 
 
 

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While major winter storms are not as common here as they are farther north, winter weather can cause serious impacts across the area. Snowfall Picture of Heavy Snow in Decatur in March 2008

Heavy snow is a somewhat rare event for North Texas, but freezing rain and sleet can and often do impact North Texas more frequently and more severely. 

This is a good time, then, to review some winter weather facts and safety tips to help make the cold weather season a safe one in north Texas.

 

The Climate Prediction Center's outlook for Winter 2021-2022 favors above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation for North and Central Texas.

   

 

 

Normal Snowfall For North and Central Texas
(Normal Period 1965-1995)

Average Snowfall Map for much of Texas. Average snowfall on the map ranges from less than a quarter of an inch across the upper Texas coast to over nine inches close to the lower Texas Panhandle.

 

DFW

All-Time 
Lowest Temperatures

Rank Temp (°F) Date
1 -8 02-12-1899
2 -2 02-16-2021
  -2 01-31-1949
4 -1 12-23-1989
  -1 01-18-1930
 
Most Snowfall in a Season
17.6 " 1977-78
 
Average Date of
First and Last Freeze
Nov 22 Mar 12

 

Waco

All-Time
Lowest Temperatures

Rank Temp (°F) Date
1 -5 01-31-1949
2 -4 12-23-1989
3 -1 02-16-2021
  -1 01-18-1930
4 1 01-30-1949
 
Most Snowfall in a Season
15.0 " 1929-30
 
Average Date of
First and Last Freeze
Nov 22 Mar 11
 

Greatest Number of Freezes
by Season

Rank # of Days Season
1 62 1977-78
2 61 1963-64
3 59 1959-60
4 58 1964-65
5 56 1898-99
 

Greatest Number of Freezes
by Season

Rank # of Days Season
1 70 2013-14
2 51 1909-10
3 50 1995-96
  50 1983-84
  50 1976-77
  50 1939-40