Just How Rare Is This Early Cold For DFW?
So far thru Dec. 10, we have seen 11 FREEZE DAYS at DFW. A Freeze Day is when the temperature drops to 32 degrees or colder at any point in the day at DFW. This is a high number this early in the year. In fact, our first freeze last year wasn’t until December 10th!
Earlier, I posted a look at how this is the coldest stretch of December weather we have seen since 1983. CLICK HERE FOR THAT INFORMATION
But I thought that number of 11 freezes this early was high. And was I right!
I can tell you for sure that we will see a freeze on Dec. 11 and on Dec. 12. So let’s add 2 to the count of 11.
That puts us at 13 FREEZE DAYS by the time we get to Thursday, December 12th.
How rare is that? Only 5 other times in 114 years of data have we seen so many freezes this early. The most recent year that has happened was 1959. (scroll down)
Here’s a list of the years and how many freezes we had seen up thru Dec. 12.
1. 1937 – 17 freeze days
2. 1919 – 14 freeze days
3. 1955 – 14 freeze days
4. 1950 – 13 freeze days
5. 1959 – 13 freeze days
6. 2013 – 13 freeze days
7. 1898 – 12 freeze days