Snow falling overnight and cold weather make for icy conditions in Dallas-Fort Worth on Monday

Snow falling overnight and cold weather make for icy conditions in Dallas-Fort Worth on Monday

Most of North Texas woke up to icy conditions Monday morning after cold temperatures dumped light snow across the region overnight.

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a hard freeze warning and winter weather advisory until 10 a.m. and noon Monday, respectively, for Dallas-Fort Worth and surrounding areas. A wind chill warning is also in effect until Tuesday afternoon.

The maximum temperature of 22 degrees Sunday at DFW Airport broke a daily record, according to weather data. On Sunday, the lowest maximum temperature recorded on January 14 was recorded. The last record high of 23 degrees was set in 1917.

The most widespread and significant travel impacts were Monday morning in the central part of the region, including Dallas, but the majority of surface roads were snow-covered and slippery, according to the weather service. The agency advised people to avoid travel unless necessary.

The weather service said sun and vehicle travel will melt snow on roads during the days, but melted and compacted snow will freeze again Monday night, and the same will happen during the day Tuesday, potentially causing travel impacts to continue into Wednesday morning.

A Qantas Airlines plane goes through de-icing procedures as snow falls at DFW International Airport just before midnight on Sunday, January 14, 2024. An arctic blast brought snow and low temperatures to North Texas on Sunday night.(Smiley N. Paul/Staff Photographer)
Light snow falls outside AT&T Stadium and the Tom Landry statue after the Dallas Cowboys Wild Card Playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers in Arlington, Jan. 14, 2024. Temperatures were in the teens after the game.(Tom Fox/Staff Photographer)
Snow falls on cars lined up to pick up passengers at DFW International Airport in the early morning hours of Monday, January 15, 2024. An Arctic blast brought snow and low temperatures to North Texas on Sunday night.(Smiley N. Paul/Staff Photographer)
Flight status boards show a mix of canceled and delayed flights at DFW International Airport after midnight Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. An Arctic blast brought snow and low temperatures to North Texas Sunday night.(Smiley N. Paul/Staff Photographer)
An American Airlines plane goes through de-icing procedures as snow falls at DFW International Airport just before midnight Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024. An Arctic blast brought snow and low temperatures to North Texas Sunday night.(Smiley N. Paul/Staff Photographer)
Light snow falls outside AT&T Stadium after the Dallas Cowboys Wild Card Playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers in Arlington, Jan. 14, 2024. Temperatures were in the teens after the game.(Tom Fox/Staff Photographer)
Passengers stretch near a closed American Airlines ticket counter at DFW International Airport in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. An Arctic blast brought snow and low temperatures to North Texas on Sunday night.(Smiley N. Paul/Staff Photographer)
A passenger looks for his flight as snow falls on cars lined up to pick up passengers at DFW International Airport in the early morning hours of Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. An Arctic blast brought snow and low temperatures to North Texas on Sunday night.(Smiley N. Paul/Staff Photographer)
Dallas Cowboys fans Luke Ortiz (right) and Mickey Armstead meet on their way to the field before an NFL playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, in Arlington.(Smiley N. Paul/Staff Photographer)
Dallas Cowboys fan Kami Reyes huddles next to a fireplace during a game before an NFL playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, in Arlington.(Smiley N. Paul/Staff Photographer)
Winter weather warnings flash over traffic on Woodall Rodgers Expressway in downtown Dallas, Sunday, January 14, 2024. (Shafqat Anwar / Staff Photographer)
Daniel Wu (left), shares a kiss with Sanghee Wu while walking on the Ronald Kirk Bridge as an Arctic blast brought near-freezing temperatures in North Texas, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, in Dallas. (Shafqat Anwar / Staff Photographer)
Traffic passes along a freeze warning sign as an Arctic blast sends temperatures below freezing in North Texas, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024, in Dallas. (Shafqat Anwar / Staff Photographer)

As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, approximately 11% of flights departing from DFW International Airport had been delayed and 5% had been cancelled. According to FlightAware, a flight tracking website. At Dallas Love Field, 4% were postponed and 21% were cancelled.

Snow was the predominant type of winter weather reported Sunday night.

Monday morning is expected to be very cold with temperatures in the low single digits in some cities and wind chill values ​​below zero across the region. The weather service forecast the minimum wind speed in Dallas to be negative two.

The low temperature in Dallas on Monday and Tuesday is 11 degrees with a slight rise to 18 degrees on Wednesday before rising above freezing to 33 degrees on Thursday, according to the KXAS (NBC5) forecast. Highest levels for Monday 24th, Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 44th, and Thursday 55th.

Temperatures are expected to remain at or below freezing through Wednesday morning, meaning the area will likely see frigid temperatures for about 90 hours.

During this time, ERCOT, the state’s power grid operator, issued a weather watch.

The agency also called on residents and businesses to conserve power “if safe to do so” on Monday between 6 and 10 a.m., “due to persistent freezing temperatures, record demand, and unusually low winds.”

Nearly 2,600 Dallas County residents were experiencing power outages as of 9:15 a.m. Monday, according to Oncor.

The company said it is closely monitoring the weather conditions causing the outages, and responding as quickly as possible.

“Team members are trained to work safely and efficiently at low temperatures and will work around the clock, as long as weather conditions permit,” Oncor said on its website.

Your ultimate guide to winter survival in North Texas

Monday: Cloudy and very cold, with a 40% chance of light snow in the morning. Partly sunny in the afternoon Low: 11. High: 24. Wind: North 10-20 mph.

Tonight: The weather is mostly clear and very cold. Record a cold draw. Low: 11. Wind: North 10-15 mph.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy to mostly sunny and relatively cool. Low: 11. High: 28. Wind: North 10-15 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, breezy and cool. Low: 18. High: 44. Wind: Southeast 10-15 mph.

Thursday: Partly sunny and milder. Low: 33. High: 55. Wind: Southwest 10-15 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy and cool. Low: 26. High: 42. Wind: North 10-20 mph.

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