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, […]

Arctic Blast Will Bring Record Cold on Thursday 2/19

Overview: The next Arctic front will move through Nashville by Wednesday afternoon (2/18) and through Birmingham/Atlanta by Wednesday evening.  This airmass will bring record-cold temperatures to the area, even breaking record-cold high temperatures.Final Update #4 Friday 2/20 11 pm EST: The following are the official records tied or broken, as predicted.  A warming trend is […]

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 […]

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 […]