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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Winter weather isn’t uncommon across North Texas, but the arctic blast being felt across the state is something special.

Several cold weather records have been set or tied around Texas with this week’s storm.

In Amarillo, the temperature early Saturday dropped to 3 degrees (F), equaling a mark from that day in 2005. Similarly, Borger tied its record low mark of 5F, also from 2005.

Highs at Abilene (25F) and San Angelo (31F) on Friday were the lowest ever for Dec. 6, breaking marks from 1972.

A half-inch of snow Thursday in Wichita Falls is the most ever for that day since records began in 1897. A trace of snow at Waco was the most for Friday since 1944.

And 0.4 inches of snow Friday at Dallas-Fort Worth is also a record for Dec. 6. Previously, a trace was reported in 1969.

In South Texas, the high of 39 Friday at Del Rio was the lowest ever for Dec. 6.

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