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Current Conditions

  • 30°
  • Freezing Rain
  • Wind: NE 6 mph
  • Humidity: 82%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 25°
  • Pressure: 30.42 in. +
  • Heat Index: 23

Nowcast

  • Now as of 9:02 am CST on February 28, 2015

    Areas of light freezing rain and light freezing drizzle will continue across portions of north and central Texas through noon. A few sleet pellets or snow grains may also mix in with the light freezing rain at times. A light glaze of ice has already developed across most locations due to light freezing drizzle that occurred during the overnight hours. An additional few hundredths of an inch of ice may accumulate as an area of light freezing drizzle and light freezing rain lifts northward across north and central Texas. This will likely only exacerbate already slick and hazardous driving conditions. Motorists are urged to avoid any unnecessary travel...as numerous accidents are being reported across north and central Texas. Temperatures this morning are expected to remain at or below freezing through noon...except for areas along and east of a Cameron to Mexia to Terrell line.

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Ice Pellets
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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Ice Pellets
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Ice Pellets
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 72 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 23 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm

Forecast for Lancaster, Texas

Updated: 9:00 AM CST on February 28, 2015

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 PM CST this evening...
  • Saturday

    Overcast with ice pellets, then ice pellets and rain in the afternoon. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60% .

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of snow and rain showers after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Fog early. High of 72F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 25 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain. High of 43F. Windy. Winds from the North at 25 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F with a windchill as low as 12F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 20 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 37F with a windchill as low as 14F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 61F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Winter Weather Advisory  Statement as of 9:17 am CST on February 28, 2015


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CST this
evening...

* location... this statement is for areas along and northwest of
a line from Goldthwaite to Hillsboro to Canton.

* Timing... through Saturday afternoon.

* Precipitation type... freezing drizzle or light freezing rain.

* Accumulation... less than a tenth of an inch of ice.

* Main impact... a thin layer of ice on top of prior snowfall
will make for hazardous travel. Temperatures will be cold
enough for additional accumulations on all roads... bridges...
and overpasses.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of winter
precipitation will cause travel difficulties so travel is
discouraged. Be prepared for slippery roads and plan on some
travel delays.





 Record Report  Statement as of 1:08 am CST on February 28, 2015


... Record low maximum temperature set at Waco...
... Record daily maximum snowfall set at Waco...

The high temperature yesterday at Waco Regional Airport was 34
degrees which occurred at 1248 am CST. (The daytime high temperature
was 31 degrees.) This breaks the record low maximum for February 27
of 38 degrees in 1962. A trace of snow occurred at Waco yesterday
which ties the old record snowfall for February 27th set in 1945.




 Local Storm Report 



02/27/2015 0801 PM

Garland, Dallas County.

Snow m2.00 inch, reported by public.


            North Garland/firewheel town center area




02/27/2015 0801 PM

Garland, Dallas County.

Snow m2.00 inch, reported by public.


            North Garland/firewheel town center area




02/27/2015 0837 PM

Seagoville, Dallas County.

Snow m1.00 inch, reported by public.





02/27/2015 0837 PM

Seagoville, Dallas County.

Snow m1.00 inch, reported by public.





02/27/2015 0838 PM

Sachse, Dallas County.

Snow m2.00 inch, reported by public.





02/27/2015 0838 PM

Sachse, Dallas County.

Snow m2.00 inch, reported by public.





02/27/2015 0853 PM

Rowlett, Dallas County.

Snow e2.00 inch, reported by public.





02/27/2015 0853 PM

Rowlett, Dallas County.

Snow e2.00 inch, reported by public.





02/27/2015 1000 PM

Addison, Dallas County.

Snow e2.00 inch, reported by public.





02/27/2015 1000 PM

Addison, Dallas County.

Snow e2.00 inch, reported by public.





02/27/2015 1217 PM

5 miles NE of Dallas, Dallas County.

Snow m1.00 inch, reported by amateur radio.


            1 inch at Hwy 78 and loop 12




02/27/2015 1217 PM

5 miles NE of Dallas, Dallas County.

Snow m1.00 inch, reported by amateur radio.


            1 inch at Hwy 78 and loop 12



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Werner Ent. Dallas, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 29.9 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Dallas Redbird Airport C402, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:40 AM CST

Temperature: 27.7 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: DDR Longhorns Red Oak, Texas, Red Oak, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Duncanville TX US, Duncanville, TX

Updated: 9:11 AM CST

Temperature: 28 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: ENE at 4 mph Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Johnson Lane, Ovilla, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 30.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at 5.4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 24 °F Graphs

Location: Wynnewood North, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: East Highland Road, Waxahachie, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 29.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Avant Street, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.44 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: High Pointe, Cedar Hill, TX

Updated: 9:36 AM CST

Temperature: 29.1 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: WNW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Cedars, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:44 AM CST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at 4.2 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Windmill Ridge, Ovilla, TX

Updated: 7:25 AM CST

Temperature: 27.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NNE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Sleepy Hollow II, Cedar Hill, TX

Updated: 9:40 AM CST

Temperature: 31.0 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Windmill Ridge Estates, Ovilla, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 29.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SE at 2.5 mph Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Dallas Convention Center C312, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:40 AM CST

Temperature: 28.9 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Heritage Ct, Midlothian, TX

Updated: 9:41 AM CST

Temperature: 28.1 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.42 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

Location: Emerald Lake Park Neighbourhood Trail, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 30.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Bois d' arc circle, Midlothian, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NNE at 8.0 mph Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Eagles Nest (2TS6), Midlothian, TX

Updated: 9:47 AM CST

Temperature: 28.4 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NE at 6.3 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 30.0 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: ENE at 6.7 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Wisdom Creek Drive, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Curtis Addn, Midlothian, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 29.7 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Ellis County, Texas, Waxahachie, TX

Updated: 9:39 AM CST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: NNE at 7.3 mph Pressure: 30.29 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: 20 Summit Pl, Cedar Hill, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 28.6 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS CEDAR HILL SP TX US, Cedar Hill, TX

Updated: 9:07 AM CST

Temperature: 29 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: NNE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Buckner Terrace / Everglade Park, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Peak's Suburban Addition, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 30.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.46 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Uptown, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.47 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Buckner Terrace, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: NNE at 4.6 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: Country Club Park, Grand Prairie, TX

Updated: 9:43 AM CST

Temperature: 30.6 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: South Fulton Street, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 33.4 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.53 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Old East Dallas, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest JUNPT1 TX US UPR, Grand Prairie, TX

Updated: 8:30 AM CST

Temperature: 25 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Mockingbird Estates, Midlothian, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 29.3 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.40 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Bryan Parkway, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:48 AM CST

Temperature: 29.5 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: NE at 3.8 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 25 °F Graphs

Location: Uptown, Dallas, TX

Updated: 9:46 AM CST

Temperature: 29.5 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Fort Worth Texas 
937 am CST Sat Feb 28 2015 


Update... 
12z forward sounding shows an impressive warm nose (37 degrees)around 
5400 feet above ground level. Even though the warm nose is strong...surface 
temperatures across much of the region remain in the lower and 
middle 20s. Therefore...we expect periods of freezing 
drizzle/light freezing rain to continue through at least early 
afternoon. The only exception is in the southeast counties where 
temperatures are already in the middle 30s. Since we do not expect 
any additional cooling today...we will remove the Winter Weather 
Advisory for Leon...Robertson...Milam...Anderson and Freestone. We 
will leave the remainder of the counties in the advisory but most 
likely start trimming rows of counties from southeast to 
northwest through the day. 


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Aviation... 
/issued 706 am CST Sat Feb 28 2015/ 
warmer air continues to overrun to the air at the surface. Some 
snow grains or sleet is possible near the Red River but elsewhere 
expect periods freezing drizzle/light freezing rain...with the 
precipitation changing to liquid as temperatures slowly rise 
above freezing. Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing 
through 20-21z at the metroplex...and 19z at Waco. 


Expect IFR to LIFR conditions to prevail at the metroplex taf 
sites through midday as overruning conditions prevail. 


At Waco...ceilings improved to VFR overnight...but should 
fall back into MVFR 14-15z...with IFR conditions then expected 
for most of the next 24 hours. 


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Previous discussion... /issued 330 am CST Sat Feb 28 2015/ 
early morning radar loops indicate a persistent area of light 
precipitation along and north of the Interstate 20 
corridor...which continues to shift slowly north. This 
precipitation has been transitioning from light snow and sleet to 
freezing drizzle and light freezing rain. Additional areas of 
light precipitation just south of the region can be seen creeping 
north...so lulls in wintry precipitation will likely remain short-lived. 
Temperatures across the southern-most counties range from the 
upper 20s to lower 30s...so the Winter Weather Advisory will 
remain in effect for all of North Texas through noon. Southern 
counties are expected to see temperatures climb above freezing 
this afternoon...so the advisory will expire across the southern 
third of North Texas at noon today. The Winter Weather Advisory 
will continue across the rest of the region through 6 PM. 


The shortwave that generated our impressive snowfall yesterday has 
raced off to the northeast of the region. The overrunning pattern 
responsible for the continuing winter weather has now developed 
in its wake. This pattern will continue this weekend in response 
to a deepening upper low near the California coast...which itself 
will generate persistent moist return flow on top of our cold 
surface airmass. Freezing precipitation will make a gradual 
south-to-north transition to all liquid today as temperatures 
slowly climb above freezing. The warm advection regime is not all 
that strong today but should still be enough to allow all precipitation 
to fall in liquid form this evening as temperatures climb at or above 
freezing. The exception may be over the northwestern-most counties 
which received the most snowfall. This area may have some 
lingering light freezing precipitation during the evening hours. 
We will assess trends later today...and possibly extend the 
advisory past 6 PM across part of the region if temperatures 
warrant it. At this time...the 6 PM expiration time will remain in 
place. 


A slow warming trend will continue Sunday and Monday. 
However...cloudy and chilly conditions are still expected...with 
occasional bouts with drizzle or light showers. The upper low will 
open up into a pronounced upper trough...and make its way east 
towards the central part of the Continental U.S. During the first half of 
next week. One distinct piece of energy will eject eastward from 
the vicinity of the main system across the plains on Monday and 
Tuesday. A warm front will lift north across the area during this 
time...bringing much warmer temperatures to the area Monday night 
and Tuesday. Added lift associated with the shortwave...combined 
with marginal instability due to low level warm...moist air...will 
allow for the development of scattered convection. 


Additional showers and storms are expected on Wednesday as the 
main upper trough translates the region. This trough will be 
accompanied by a strong cold front. The front will bring another 
blast of cold air southward across North Texas. There will be a 
period of near freezing conditions Wednesday behind the front 
before all of the precipitation has exited the area. Conditions will be 
cold enough for a brief round of sleet or snow on Wednesday. At 
this time it does not appear that any significant accumulations 
would occur due to the progressive nature of the system. Cold and 
dry conditions are still expected next Thursday and Friday as the 
trough heads for the East Coast and dry northwest flow develops 
overhead. 


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Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Dallas-ft. Worth, Texas 34 34 47 39 50 / 60 40 40 50 40 
Waco, Texas 39 37 52 42 56 / 60 40 40 50 40 
Paris, Texas 35 34 46 38 48 / 60 50 50 60 50 
Denton, Texas 33 33 45 36 49 / 60 40 40 50 40 
McKinney, Texas 34 34 46 38 49 / 60 50 40 50 40 
Dallas, Texas 36 36 48 40 52 / 60 40 40 50 40 
Terrell, Texas 38 36 49 41 52 / 60 50 40 60 50 
Corsicana, Texas 40 38 51 44 56 / 60 40 40 60 50 
Temple, Texas 41 39 54 44 60 / 60 40 40 50 40 
Mineral Wells, Texas 33 33 48 37 50 / 60 30 30 40 40 


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Forward watches/warnings/advisories... 
Winter Weather Advisory until 6 PM CST this evening for 
txz091>095-100>107-115>123-129>134-141>145. 


Winter Weather Advisory until noon CST today for txz135-146- 
156>161. 




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