Monday, January 4, 2010

It feels like I'm back in Michigan all over again!

From FB:
It feels like I'm back in Michigan all over again! Right now it's 27. I think it's supposed to be a low of 16 on Thursday?

From the Dallas Morning News Website:
Dallas-Fort Worth wind chills could hit single digits later this week

03:43 PM CST on Monday, January 4, 2010

By BRUCE TOMASO / The Dallas Morning News
btomaso@dallasnews.com

If you think you're cold now ... just wait.
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An Arctic front moved into North Texas early today, dropping morning temperatures to the high 20s and keeping afternoon highs below 40. (And with the cold northern winds, it feels much cooler.)

And a second, more severe front is on the way from Canada. It's expected to hit the Dallas area by Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Behind that second cold front, temperatures Thursday night could plunge to the high teens. With the wind chill, it will feel like the temperature is in single digits through much of Thursday and Friday.

"I don't know if we'll hit records, but it'll be cold," said Dennis Cavanaugh, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.

The record low in Dallas for Thursday's date is 6 degrees, set in 1912. The average low for this time of year is in the mid-30s.

The forecast for Tuesday calls for highs in the mid-40s, with lows Tuesday night dipping into the low 30s.

There's a possibility of rain Wednesday night, the Weather Service said, meaning the cold front could cause snow flurries, freezing rain or some ice on roadways on Thursday.

The bitter cold should last through mid-day Saturday, before temperatures creep back in the high 30s.

A hard freeze Thursday night could damage exposed water pipes and sensitive plants.

Pet owners are cautioned to provide shelter for animals normally kept outdoors.

And anyone spending time outdoors should bundle up – especially children going to school.

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