Rain Gives Way To Snow Sunday

Updated Jan. 9, 7:26 p.m.

Click here to see photos of the snow!

NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Rain moved in to North Texas overnight, and the Winter Storm Watch that was in place has been replaced with a Winter Weather Advisory.

A cold rain fell early in the day, and locally heavy rainfall was the biggest concern during the early morning hours. Some of our CBS 11 SkyTrackers reported 1”+ of rainfall.  The atmosphere over North Texas showed rain mixed with snow and sleet above the surface, but temperatures supporting primarily rain except to the north and northeast of our metro area.

The rain changed to snow across most of the area in the early afternoon.  The amounts were less than an inch and western parts of the Metroplex dodged snow altogether.

Eastern Tarrant County through Dallas County and up into Denton County saw up to 1” amounts with heavier conditions in Collin County and northeastward. On Sunday night, roads in Collin County iced over and caused numerous accidents.

DFW Airport officials said about 200 flights were canceled Sunday morning due to weather concerns, which was about a quarter of the day’s scheduled flights.  The airport began deicing procedures on flights at 6 this morning.

The Fort Worth Independent School District mobilized its operations division. Starting at 2 a.m. Monday, personnel will  begin observing conditions on all of the city’s major bridges and overpasses. They’ll drive through area neighborhoods to look for any unsafe driving conditions, and will alert media and parents as to which roads to avoid.

They’ll later meet with the district’s Emergency Preparedness Office and discuss whether any schools need to close. According to a release, they’ll make this decision by 5:30 a.m. FWISD officials ask parents to monitor its Facebook page, or follow it on Twitter, @FortWorth_ISD.

The Dallas Independent School District follows similar procedures, and will announce any closings through area media outlets and on its website by 6 a.m. District officials will spend Sunday and early Monday speaking with police, the National Weather Service and gas and utility companies about how the inclement weather is affecting roads and energy services.

Meanwhile, the city of Dallas have 30 sanding trucks on call in case roads need to be de-iced.

Make sure to check out our traffic section for the latest on any road closures or weather related accidents.

If you get good pictures of the snow, we want to see them: Email them to pix@ktvt.com.

You can always get current conditions, the latest forecast information and live radar in our Weather Section.

Also, check for the latest school closings here.


One Comment

  1. BigTex says:

    Global warming what?

    1. lesley lane longoria says:


    2. Tex Fam says:

      That’s all the hot air in Washington! LOL

    3. Golfina says:

      BigTex… you’re an ignorant fool! Global warming means that the average temperature of the earth is going up. That in turn causes all kinds of changes because the directions of the undercurrents are also changing due to many factors (such as fresh water melting into the ocean and changing its salt concentration). Some places will be come much colder, some hotter, some drier, etc. Global warming doesn’t mean that it can’t snow in Dallas.

      1. Sharon Barnes says:

        It usually snows at least once in Dallas. Sometimes we have ice storms. That does not mean there is global warming, which is a hoax.

  2. bobdeskeptic says:

    O darn, there goes our multi-billion dollar scam we worked years on. Could the birds falleng from the sky have to do with cold and ice?

  3. Hans Lechner says:

    Hey CBS 11, this article isn’t by Larry Mowry.

    It is cut and pasted directly from the National Weather Service. How about crediting them instead of Larry?

  4. lakehighlandsdad says:

    Let the hype begin. The station wants ratings. Go on about your regular business….

  5. BB says:

    i studied meteorology in high school and predict 1-2 inches in Dallas and 6-9 inches by the red river.

  6. wayne says:


    More rating? LOL All stations, NOAA, Weather.Com, all have been watching this closely. Even the computer models are varying. This has nothing to do with ratings so the user writing that PLEASE post information you have a clue about. This system is coming and with an abundance of moisture and the cold air there is a shot of significant snow in some pleaces. They have been holding off saying this for as long as they could and its too close now to say it snot gonna snow when most models are showing it is. A difference in temperature by 2 or 3 degrees can change it all. But it has nothing to do with ratings, so until you know more about ratings and meteorology please dont post non-sense.

  7. Dan says:

    We know Larry Mowry has good intentions. Can mgt pls let him know that us Texans know what snow is, rain is, storm is, wind is, and he really needn’t interrupt any program to tell us. We have seen it all before and will again. The only short report that will help is about road conditions. Thank you.

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