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Dallas/Fort Worth - Groundhog Day Climatology

February 2

Temperature
  • Normal maximum: 58°F
  • Normal minimum: 37°F
  • Number of freezes: 44
  • Number of days with maximum:
         100°F or more: 0
         32°F or less: 5
Highest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 83 1995
2 80 1924
3
(tie)
79 1987
79 1934
5 78 1903

 

Lowest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1 7 1985
2 8 1951
3
(tie)
13 2011
13 1917
5
(tie)
15 1905
15 1902
Lowest Maximum
Rank Temperature Year
1 20 2011
2 21 1905
3 25 1985
4 27 1996
5 32 1959
Highest Minimum
Rank Temperature Year
1 65 1986
2 58 1903
3 54 1911
4
(tie)
53 1944
53 1914
 
Precipitation
  • Number of occurrences with any precipitation: 44
  • Number of occurrences with measurable precipitation: 35
  • Average amount when precipitation occurred: 0.10"
  • Chance of measurable precipitation: 30%
  • Number of occurrences of:
         thunder: 5 
         snow: 7 
         sleet (ice pellets): 10 
         freezing rain/freezing drizzle (glaze): 5 
         fog: 35
Wettest
Rank Precipitation Year
1 0.51 1943
2 0.45 1989
3 0.35 1923
4 0.30 1956
5 0.28 1910
 
Significant Events
  • 2011 - An inch of sleet and snow remained on the ground from thunderstorms the previous morning.  The high of 20 degrees was the lowest high temperature recorded on any day in over 20 years.
  • 2007 - Snow fell mainly north of the I-20 corridor. Although snowfall was light in the Metroplex, areas to the north saw 1 to 2 inches.
  • 1996 - Just after midnight, freezing rain and sleet moved into the Metroplex. Overnight the precipitation changed to snow, coating the area with ½" to 2" of precipitation. Roads, which were already hazardous from freezing drizzle on the 1st became even more slippery. Most schools and many businesses were closed.
  • 1989 - Sleet amounting to 0.4" was recorded.
  • 1980 - There was a trace of snow and sleet.
  • 1959 - Freezing rain and freezing drizzle created a trace of ice.
  • 1956 - Sleet, freezing rain, freezing drizzle and snow amounted to 0.5".
  • 1950 - With temperatures above freezing, snow melted as it fell.
  • 1949 - There was a trace of snow left on the ground from a previous storm.
  • 1943 - 0.51" is the most precipitation ever on a Groundhog Day, only leap year day, which is four times as infrequent, has a lesser precipitation record for a day in February with 0.17".
  • 1913 - Sleet and freezing rain amounted to a trace.
  • 1905 - Sleet amounted to a trace.

 

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