Just as the weatherguesser have been warning for days, North Texas along with most of the nation is getting a genuine Arctic cold shoulder with hard freeze warnings being issued. And as if the way-below freezing temperatures weren’t enough, gusts of 20-30 MPH have only made the cold all the colder. According to iweathernet.com, this afternoon Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is reporting a temperature of 17°F and a wind chill of -3°F.
As for the temperatures, they’re not rise above freezing until noon on Saturday. So, keep those faucets dripping to the tune of “Duke of Earl.”
By the way, if you’re out of town for the holidays, you might want to have someone check on your house because the threat of pipes freezing is real. And you really don’t want to return to flooded digs.
State officials are confident that the grid will stay up and running with the greatest test being Friday morning. However, even if the grid holds up, you still might have a brief outage if a neighbor’s tree limb craters onto a power line.
However, there is good news in this situation. There is no precipitation to create icy road conditions.
If you had plans to bundle up and head out to shop, eat or visit, call first. Many businesses and outdoor events have been cancelled or adjusted their hours.