Ice, snow, and repeated bouts of bitter cold have made this winter one to remember. But, the weather has been more than a hot topic. Weather conditions outside have been costly for folks staying inside, especially North Texans heating their homes with propane.
More cold weather is headed this way, but cities across North Texas are hoping ice and snow will stay away. December’s ice storm racked up huge bills and now many municipalities are just now finding out the state won’t be chipping in.
First, it was the ice storm last month. This week, it’s the cold snap. Many North Texans turned up their thermostats — and kept them there. After mother nature’s bitter blast, residents like Bob Firth are already seeing higher heating bills.
With the coldest cold North Texans have experienced in three years, Monday’s freezing weather was especially hard on youngsters who wanted to be outside.
No matter the cold, firefighters still have the same mission. And when temperatures go down the number of challenges facing emergency first responders goes up.
Some doctors tried to pull off what seemed impossible this past weekend. They navigated on the ground and through the air on a mission to save two lives.
Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations nationwide on Monday, and some 15,000 North Texans were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early.
Drivers in Fort Worth and across Tarrant County saw some of the worst driving conditions. In fact, police were asking people to stay off the roads, all weekend. Drivers were even asked to delay their commutes as long as possible Monday.
A cold winter rain suddenly turned to ice west of Fort Worth Friday afternoon, coating trees and power lines.
Friday and Saturday produced the coldest temperatures we’ve seen in May in the last 110 years.
For eight years it’s been a New Year’s Day tradition at the Ryan Family YMCA in Fort Worth. Tuesday morning dozens of people came together, in swimsuits, to take the Polar Plung.
North Texas has seen a good 30-degree temperature swing in less than 24 hours. From Sunday’s high of 76 degrees, temperatures dipped down to 46 in Dallas and 44 in Fort Worth Monday morning.