For the past couple of weeks, winter storms and inclement weather have been the order of the day here at DFW Snow Parties, and unfortunately, they’re the order of the day again. As hard as we try and transition to spring, this wintry mix sticks around, prompting parents to pull their children out of school early, and airports to start delaying and canceling flights all across North Texas.
Prepare for the weather and get snow before anyone else in your neighborhood! Call DFW Snow Parties to set it up!
Since Tuesday, a Winter Storm Watch has been issued and upgraded to a Warning for all of North Texas. The warning came overnight and will remain in place until noon Thursday. Expect a strong cold front to drop temperatures back into the 20s later on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. It’s hard to remember a time when Texas has had so many snow days.
Local meteorologists expect rain to cover most of the city all day on Wednesday and a wintry mix of sleet and freezing coming in from the northwest by late afternoon. Sleet is expected in Dallas/Fort Worth after 6 pm. Heavy sleet is likely to transform into moderate snow overnight, making your commute to work that much more difficult on Thursday morning. Expect between two and four inches of snow and sleet to accumulate before 11 am Thursday.
Planned Delays and Closings
In preparation for inclement weather, FC Dallas has decided to postpone its yearly fundraiser Cocktails and Cleats, though the date for the event staged at the Fashion Institute Gallery in Dallas has yet to be determined.
Some schools have already begun dismissing students early. Administrators from theFort Worth Independent School District met with the City of Fort Worth Emergency Management Office, other school districts, colleges and universities, and the National Weather Service to determine options for upcoming inclement weather.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport has listed nearly 300 cancelled departures and 325 cancelled arrivals, while more than 130 arriving and departing flights have been delayed. Dallas Love Field has cancelled nearly 20 departures and 30 arrivals, and an additional 10 flights have been delayed. Love Field officials have already been prepping all equipment in order to respond to wintry weather once it arrives.
Customers with reservations with American Airlines or US Airways heading to or from DFW International on Wednesday or Thursday may reschedule to fly Friday through Sunday. Contact the reservations department at 800-433-7300. Southwest Airlines customers flying in or out of Dallas Love Field during the affected days can call 800-435-9792 to reschedule their flights, or simply visit southwest.com.
Road Preparation 2.0
Road crews are already out treating bridges and highway overpasses before the sleet and snow hits late Wednesday night. The crews have been preparing roads across the metroplex in 12-hour shifts since Tuesday night, slowed only by the rain Wednesday. The Texas Department of Transportation and the North Texas Tollway are using brine solution to lower the point of freezing on roads.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins warned that government offices could close early on Wednesday if the weather got really bad. Judge Jenkins urged residents to prepare for inclement weather and allow extra time for traffic if traveling.
If you’re staying home, add a few more inches of snow to the little bit that’s expected Thursday morning. Have a snow party in your front yard and take full advantage of the snow day. Call DFW Snow Parties at 214-631-3535 for information and party ideas.