Moderate to locally heavy snow is now falling across much of the D/FW Metroplex. We have significant problems with roads in Fort Worth where all major roads have come to a standstill with dozens of accidents. The same can be said for surrounding counties. So far we have not yet seen the major road impacts in the eastern half of the D/FW Metroplex but it’s probably only a matter of time. WE’re having these road issues because temperatures are in the low to mid 20s versus the lower 30s. With temperatures this cold snow can easily stick and accumulate to roads. Snow is going to continue for several more hours and thus road conditions will continue to deteriorate. Temperatures will not rise above freezing today and we’ll likely see light freezing rain tonight. That freezing rain will deposit a very thin, but noticeable layer of ice on all objects including roads. It goes without saying that is not going to help roads improve at all. We’re still expecting 1 to 3 inches of snow in the D/FW Metroplex today although the cold temperatures will make the impacts much more significant compared to other systems when we have lower 30s in place.
Light snow continues across the Texas Panhandle but is starting to weaken and push off to the east. We’re seeing the same thing in the South Plains and Permian Basin where snow is coming to an end. Light to moderate snow continues across Northwest Texas including Wichita Falls where we’ll also likely see road problems.