Snow Falling In North Texas, Again!

By Larry Mowry, CBS 11 News

Last Updated: February 4, 2011 – 8:08 a.m.

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Widespread snow over North Texas overnight is adding to travel woes in our area.

1-3” of snow is common in North Texas, with heavier 4-7” snowfall amounts on the ground from Dallas & Collin counties back to the north and northeast.  As of 7:30 a.m, there was another band of heavier snow ranging from Granbury to Mineral Wells & Weatherford  up to Gainesville.  Snowfall rates in this band approach 1-2” per hour.  This band is moving north with a drift to the east and will be moving into DFW after 8am.

All snow should taper off by late morning over North Texas, but temperatures will stay well below freezing today, keeping ice and snow on the ground for the afternoon and evening commute as well.

This is a very light, powdery snow, which can make it very difficult to predict snowfall totals. It does not take as much water to make an inch of snow. For example, with usual snow, one inch of rain equals 12 inches of snow. But with the snow that North Texas is seeing on Friday morning, one inch of rain would equal about 20 inches of snow. Looking at that ratio, a smaller rain equivalent would produce more snow.

The low water content is keeping this snow light and fluffy. It will not be ideal for making snowballs, but it will be great for skiers… because we have so many great ski runs here in North Texas.

There may be a few breaks in the clouds on Friday afternoon, and then Friday night temperatures will stay in the upper teens and low 20s. North Texas should be warmed up into the 40s on Saturday afternoon.

Of course, Friday’s continued cold temperatures, ice and snow has prompted more closings and delays. Many schools across North Texas are closed for the fourth straight day. Dallas Love Field closed down all runways. DFW International Airport closed down all but three runways and canceled numerous flights.

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  • Nisty

    Snowing like crazy in Justin Texas!

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  • Sammie

    Snowing like crazy here in Lewisville, Texas! Its beautiful!! :)

  • Sammie

    It happens. I’m not a teacher, but I do understand that when your reporting the new to the public you should use proper grammer, not saying that I’m perfect at it because I’m not a teacher and I mess up sometimes too!

    • Roger

      “your” should be “you’re” . . .

    • Bobwnc

      Roger – Just shows the low education standards……..again! Welcome to the “Tweet” age !

  • anna

    This article is indeed rife with typographical errors and poorly constructed sentences. I had to double check to make sure I was reading an article from a credible website!

    • Tony

      You get what you pay for.

  • Octavio

    “It will not be ideal for making snowballs, but it will be great for skiers… because we have so many great ski runs here in North Texas.” – That line just made my day!

    • Shawn Roedel

      We could have ski runs. Think Of those hills( landfill ) in Lewisville.



  • bryan oerkins

    i live in mabank texas and we have 5 ins of snow here and from what i see could get 1 more inch

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  • win

    how can i send the photo to cbs??? i cant find the email address………..

  • dameCelina

    Interesting – teachers have been snug as a bug in a rug for the past 4 days, while those responsible for making the roads safe, reporting the news, taking care of the ill, and fighting fires have been forging on regardless. tsk tsk

    • Dean Webb

      Hey, everyone. I’m a teacher and I’ve been staying in contact with students online for the last few days. If you would like for the children to be stuck in schools without heat when the rolling blackouts hit, like what happened in Terrell and other East Texas schools, let me know. Also, if you’d like the buses to hit a slick patch and crash into some parked cars with a load of kids, let me know and we’ll arrange something. The schools are closed, which is why the teachers are home.

      We’re in the line of fire every day the weather is good. I’ve got some real gems in my 2nd period. Sure, they’re lumps of coal, but they’ll be diamonds one day. Sorry, but when I saw the sniping on teachers I just had to step up and reply.

      • Traci

        Thank you for being a teacher!!! You are appreciated!! Wish you were more appreciated by way of your earnings…..but maybe, that will change one day. My sister had to quit teaching because she couldn’t earn enough to support her family. So sad.

    • themadrush

      I agree with Dean Webb. Nobody I know would want to hear tragic news of a schoo bus crash, due to bad weather. Plus, the internet offers both teachers and students to communicate and keep up with schoolwork. Furthermore, students perform this manner of classwork diligently. Staying home does not mean so much lost productivity. It just means our kids are safe.

  • Thomas

    Here, in a subdivision of Newark, just off of 287, there are six to eight inches of snow. Tried to make it to work, but couldn’t drive out of my neighborhood and was lucky to make it back home.

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  • Barbie Graham

    Visiting from California, looking at relocating my family suppose to go to McKenney today from DFW not sure if I should drive, humm what to do

    • Thomas

      Welcome to the strange weather state of TX. I’d say wait awhile and see what it looks like later in the day. Not worth getting stuck in this stuff, or worse yet in a wreck.

    • scmidt

      stay in calif,,this place isnt the answer,go to the beach

    • Thomas

      On second thought, I agree with scmidt, stay in CA and go to the beach.

    • James Tyler

      Barbie,If you’ve got a job, Stay in California.
      I liveed in Lodi for 18 years and the only snow I saw was when I drove to Taho or Placerville…
      I live in Wylie just south east of McKinney. the whole area is covered with 6.7 inches…..

    • NJhere

      You wouldn’t be the first Californian to make the move. Just drive slowly — leave triple the space between you and other vehicles and you’ll be fine. For some reason, North Texans seemingly ignore snow and ice when they’re driving. Welcome!

  • Franklin

    big whoop! its 72^ here in upstate ny, WELL INDOORS IT IS. and no snow either, well ,actutually outtdours theres snowe. cant seem to find my lawnchair. as fer the poore spleling, blame theh teachers for ebonics and sight reading 20 years ago. Enjoy theh results your hard work teachers

    • Chuk A Spear

      get rid of tenure and the unions,,too much old deadwood teaching

      • Forrest

        I second the motion, dump the fat government employee unions that are bankrupting the rest of us…talk about a conflict of interest. I hope you’re enjoying the “Global Warming”.

  • James tyler

    Barbie, Stay ni Calif. I wish I was still in Lodi….

  • Ms Texas

    Just moved here from Chicago 3weeks ago and it feels like home. : )

  • Wayne D. Cowey

    Ferrris, just south of Dallas County on I-45. Five inches measured on my lawn.

  • elsando

    Good morning all. The cold sneaked up on me and the rolling blackout rolled out but didn’t roll back for about four hours. I have water in the kitchen (Irving, TX) but the rest is frozen. I hope the pipes give a little and don’t split. Beautiful snow this morning. I don’t think I’ll be frolicking. Fell on my keester twice but no damage – time for another cup of java.

    • Thomas

      I also have frozen pipes because of the rolling blackouts. Spoke with a plumber last night about it. He said the reason most pipes burst, is because when they unfreeze, there is no place for the built up pressure in the line to go, but outward. He suggested that I open up faucets to relieve the pressure when they unfreeze. Hope that helps.

      • Thomas

        Oh yeah, I’m not a plumber and I don’t play one on TV :-), so you might want to talk with a plumber yourself, and see what he or she says about the advice I received.

      • J B

        But have you ever stayed at a Holiday Inn?

      • Thomas

        :-) Yeah, but I prefer Motel 6.

  • tara

    @barbie, I just moved here from long beach ca two weeks ago, despite this rare situation in the weather, there has been nothing but good things here. the people are nice, happy, work oriented and very polite, I can’t say the same for California. not to mention the cost of living, gas, taxes, real estate, unemployment rate… I hate snow and cold but the sacrifice is worth it in my book. Good luck

  • vtxed

    He’s just using the skills he learned in school by, wait for it… wait for it… “TEACHERS”

    • StaticKlingona

      HA! Been paying taxes long enough to be paying for the third batch of these lumps of coal and every year they seem to get more self esteem and fewer skills. Colleges are having to teach them remedial reading before they can do anything with them. Time to demand some performance from our schools. Period!

    • Big Brain

      The problem is that your kid is just dumb. Face it! It’s not the teachers fault.

  • StaticKlingon

    Vote with your feet, and don’t mind the snow. You’ll make a great Texan! :)

  • Cindy

    Has anyone thought that next Friday Feb the 11 will be 1 year since the 12.5 inches of snow fell!?

  • William Lumbergh

    Texas ‘winter’ is a mere inconvenience. The posts are stating snow in ‘inches,’ not feet, and the temps are above zero. Looking around the country, it could be a lot worse.

    • SueK

      3.5 FEET of snow on the MA/NH border. Snow plowed into 10 foot piles at the end of streets so high you can’t see oncoming traffic.

      Welcome to the New England winter of 2010-11.

      Wish I were in Texas!!!!

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