Observed Snowfall Amounts in North Texas on Friday, February 27, 2015 (2/27)

The map below shows the actual snowfall accumulations on February 27, 2015 in North Texas.  Parts of North Texas received over 6 inches of snow. The accumulation map was prepared by the NWS in Fort Worth using more than 200 ground reports. Official Metroplex Airport Reports DFW Airport: 2 inches. Broke the previous daily record […]

Snow Expected over North Texas and DFW on Friday 2/27

Final Update Saturday 2/28: Observed Snowfall Totals The following map was prepared by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth and is a graphical representation of over 200 reports gathered via social media, storm spotters, and official observers.  I will gather additional information that will hopefully provide additional details/specifics.  All updates starting with my initial […]

Winter Storm Watch, Advisory, and Warning Criteria for North Texas

When it comes to winter weather, there is no shortage of advisory types.  This page is devoted to the four main winter weather products: Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory, and Ice Storm Warning.  More specifically, I want to discuss the criteria used by the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth, […]

Significant Winter Storm for North Texas Sun Night & Mon (2/22 – 2/23)

Overview: A winter storm is developing for North Texas. I have been monitoring the data very closely for the past few days, and my concern is growing that a problematic sleet & freezing rain event may impact the area beginning Sunday night and continuing through Monday.  On Sunday, temperatures should stay in the 40s as overcast […]

Rain and Colder Temperatures on the Way for D/FW

Special Update (Sunday 2/15 8:00 pm) ***Freezing Rain Possible Over Western Parts of North Texas*** ***West of a line from Gainesville to Denton to Fort Worth*** The strong cold front will move through North Texas tonight as predicted in my previous forecasts. Behind the front, temperatures will fall rapidly into the 30s. As of 8 […]

Atlanta: Arctic Air on the Way – Winter Precipitation Possible

Update #7  Sunday, February 15, 3:30 pm:  Warmer air will surge in earlier than expected, meaning that only rain will fall in the Atlanta metro on Monday.  Late in the day and overnight, the rain may change to freezing rain and/or sleet, especially east of a Cedartown to Douglasville to Conyers to Athens line (the […]

Weather Myths: Too Warm for the Snow to Stick?

Before I begin this piece, I want to present a challenge.  The following chart shows the actual high and low temperatures for a full month in Atlanta, Georgia. *A condensed version of this writeup was also featured in the Douglas County Sentinel. Challenge: Can you spot the day with a historic snowstorm? During this particular […]