Freezing Temperatures to Return for Christmas


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Freezing temperatures are returning to North Texas just in time for Christmas.

The National Weather Service (NWS) predicted an arctic freeze would impact North Texas, bringing below-freezing temperatures, as previously reported by The Dallas Express.

The NWS expects the arctic cold front to arrive between the morning and early afternoon hours of Thursday, December 22.

“Behind that, we’ve got some really, really cold air coming in alongside some strong winds, so it’s going to get pretty cold pretty fast throughout the day,” said Monique Sellers with the NWS in Fort Worth.

Temperatures are predicted to reach their lowest on the night of December 22 into the morning of December 23. These temperatures are expected to be between 8 and 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

“Dangerous wind chills” are expected to drop the temperature to nearly 10-below, with sustained speeds of 20-30 mph. Peak gusts of 40-45 mph are projected for December 22.

“Apart from that winter storm that we did have in February 2021, these are the coldest temperatures we have seen since the 90s in this area,” said Sellers. “So, it’s been a good 30 years or so.”

The coldest Christmas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area occurred in 1983 when the temperature only managed to reach 6 degrees.

Below-freezing temperatures are expected to remain through December 24. The NWS said there is a potential for these temperatures to stay through Christmas Day on December 25.

Currently, the NWS has not suggested that any precipitation will accompany the arctic front, and the chances of any are less than 10%, meaning that while it will be cold, Dallas is unlikely to have a white Christmas.

The lack of rain or snow, however, also means that little to no negative effects on travel plans are expected, coming as good news to the approximately 8 million Texans estimated to be driving during the Christmas season.

Nevertheless, the NWS advises citizens to winterize their homes and vehicles, bring pets inside, cover plants, and protect pipes.

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Lay Monk Jeffery
Lay Monk Jeffery
1 month ago

They talk and talk all the time about our power grid but nothing ever happens. We have know for years that our power grid is old and dilapidated yet no one has fixed the problems?
So every summer and every winter we get the same news.

Why are we continually told about our failing power grid and how fragile it is but yet no one is fixing the issue?

There is a good story for you Dallas Express!

Bill Fox
Bill Fox
Reply to  Lay Monk Jeffery
1 month ago

Hahaha! We both know that they won’t publish that story as it would expose corruption on the other side of the aisle.

Long live CanCruz!!!

Last edited 1 month ago by Bill Fox
1 month ago

I am concerned if if our house is ready for the cold temperatures. We (my husband and I)are both handicapped and do our best, but we are low income and could use someone to come check. Could use warm blankets also. Please contact
Paul [email protected]