We may have waited all year, but that first cool temperature drop has finally arrived! We couldn’t be happier, especially since this is the ideal time to repair and restore roofing across the Fort Worth area. But the real question is… could we be in store for a rare snow & ice covered winter season in Texas?
According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the 2020 edition predicts a milder, drier winter than normal for portions of Texas and Oklahoma, but it’s not counting out a chance for snow.
Fort Worth has mostly gotten a few rare sightings of snow in recent years, according to the National Weather Service. The last time the area saw more than 1 inch of snow was March 2015, when 3.5 inches of snow were recorded at DFW Airport.
The almanac also said one of the best chances for snow in the area would be in early January.
North Texas saw its first snowflakes of 2019 on Jan. 19. Most of that snow, however, fell farther north in cities such as Carrollton and McKinney. At DFW International Airport, where official records for Dallas-Fort Worth are measured, the snowfall only amounted to a trace.
The almanac does not predict how much snow the area will get per snow event, but it does forecast precipitation — rain or snow — totals per month. It forecasts 2 inches of precipitation in December, 3 inches in January and half an inch in February. The almanac also predicts the coldest periods of the winter will arrive in late December, late January and mid-February.
Source: Dallas Morning News
Although the weather can be unpredictable in the Fort Worth area, we suggest making it a priority to keep your home protected from snow, ice, and heavy winter winds. Discover more info about taking precautions for freezing temperatures.