Coldest Night in Three Winters
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY is in effect from Midnight to 9:00am Tomorrow:
We are forecasting the low of 16° tomorrow morning. The last time it was this cold was on Feb. 10th, 2011 when it got down to 15° (with snow on the ground!).
Winds will be out of the north at 15-20 mph. This will produce wind chills around zero if not slightly below. This is our RPM forecast model showing a wind chill of -1 degree at 6am in both Fort Worth and Dallas.
If you have kids going back to school tomorrow after the long holiday bundle them up. For kindergartener and First Graders this will be the coldest school morning they have ever experienced (if they have been in school here during that period of course).
We’ll have lots of sunshine and the winds will slacken by afternoon. This will allow temperatures to get above freezing, slight at least for the metro area. Counties to the north from McKinney to the Red River will have highs stay below freezing all day.
This is part of an air mass that is producing dangerously low wind chills across the north. Wind chills for Minneapolis are forecast to bottom out around -60 degrees tomorrow morning. Actually temperatures will stay well below freezing across MN, WI, MI and northern IL, IN and OH. Many record lows will drop as this is the coldest air this region has experienced in 20 years:
For us we’ll recover quickly from the chill. After another cold morning Tuesday (around 20° with light winds) we’ll have highs get into the 40’s. The first accumulating rain since winter started is in the forecast for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It’ll stay warm through the weekend.