With snow falling in Dallas and northern areas of Texas, and with reports of similar conditions across the south, this has easily been one of the coldest days of the season and even more easily, the coldest day of the new year.

As you might expect, The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a hazardous weather outlook for our area:

"Tonight, light snow will continue this evening mainly for areas east of the I-35 corridor. Additional impacts due to light snow are not Expected this evening and into the overnight hours....However...Cold conditions will allow earlier snow and ice to remain on untreated surfaces potentially creating slick and hazardous road conditions. Snow will diminish through midnight."

We have not seen the winter white stuff near our facility as of 6:45 but I'll keep my eyes out. One person I know says there was minor activity in East Temple.

Weather Authority and Meteorologist Rusty Garrett from our info partner News 10 says there's a reason why the white stuff hasn't been a factor.

"Snow bands developed across North Texas Friday morning, with areas of light freezing rain and drizzle over Southeast Texas. With the exception of a few light flurries in our northern and western-most viewing areas, the bulk of the activity remained out of Central Texas with drier air in place."

The National Weather Service forecasters concur, as pointed out in this graphic they released this evening.

National Weather Service, Fort Worth
National Weather Service, Fort Worth

"The atmosphere is so dry that it needs the extra moisture provided by the wind coming off of the lakes to produce a band of light snow. In this case the wind perfectly aligned so that it is blowing off of 3 large lakes, starting with Texoma (not shown), Ray Roberts, and Lewisville. Snow accumulations with this band across Denton and Tarrant will be very light with no travel impacts expected."

They also pointed out other areas have seen worse.

"Dangerously cold conditions are in store tonight with low temperatures ranging from near 10 along the Red River to the teens across the rest of North and Central Texas. Wind chill values could also drop into single digits."

Officially, the low Friday night is projected at 17°.   If you don't know what cold feels like, you'll learn the truth at seventeen.


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