Feb 042011
 

Friday, 4 February 2011

 
Dallas Texas is covered with snow, with more falling today…

Snow in Mesquite, TX Friday morning (2/4).  Photo taken by Meggan Figueroa not long before a heavy snow band moved through.

Snow in Mesquite, TX Friday morning (2/4). Photo taken by Meggan Figueroa not long before a heavy snow band moved through.

 

Winter has taken hold of much of the country, from the Great Plains, across the Midwest and Northeast, and even Texas! Temperatures this morning were in the teens in the Dallas area. In Mesquite, TX, Meggan Figueroa took some pictures from her yard of the snow. I’m sure this seems like nothing for people seeing these pictures in Chicago or New York, where they have been measuring snow in feet this winter. But Dallas has been pretty much shut down this week due to anywhere from two to six inches of snow. It’s not because residents of Dallas are terrified of snow, but it’s because the city and surrounding communities don’t typically see this kind of wintry precipitation, and simply are not prepared for it — and rightly so! For people in Dallas, this really is a big deal. See the snowfall map for the north Texas area (below) from the NWS. Very impressive stuff.

 

Snowfall accumulations as of Friday (2/4) through 10:00 a.m. (before the heavy snow band moved through)

Snowfall accumulations as of Friday (2/4) through 10:00 a.m. (before the heavy snow band moved through)


 

The snow pictures posted here from Mesquite were taken just before a heavy snow band moved through the entire Dallas area. This snow band may have placed another inch or two of snow on the ground, so it’s no wonder Dallas and most surrounding communities are taking another snow day.

Thank you Meggan for sending in your snow pictures. It’s nice to see what others around the country are experiencing. Here in Connecticut, we’ve had enough snow, so I’m glad some of it has finally spread down your way!

 

Snow in Mesquite, TX Friday morning (2/4).  Photo taken by Meggan Figueroa not long before a heavy snow band moved through.

Snow in Mesquite, TX Friday morning (2/4). Photo taken by Meggan Figueroa not long before a heavy snow band moved through.

 

Snow in Mesquite, TX Friday morning (2/4).  Photo taken by Meggan Figueroa not long before a heavy snow band moved through.

Snow in Mesquite, TX Friday morning (2/4). Photo taken by Meggan Figueroa not long before a heavy snow band moved through.

 

The two pictures below were also from the Dallas area Friday morning, and taken by Karen Thompson. Thanks for sending in your photos Karen!

 

Photo from Dallas on Friday (2/4) in the morning.  Photo taken by Karen Thompson.

Photo from Dallas on Friday (2/4) in the morning. Photo taken by Karen Thompson.

 

Dallas on Friday (2/4) in the morning.  Photo taken by Karen Thompson.

Dallas on Friday (2/4) in the morning. Photo taken by Karen Thompson.

- Jim