On This Day...Dec 24, '09, '83, '26, 1887, 1879

 On This Day...

December 24, 1983 The highest all-time pressure of 31.06"was set at DFW in 1983 during a severe arctic outbreak.

December 24, 2009

Snowfall Map from December 24th, 2009A powerful upper level low brought near blizzard conditions to North Texas on Christmas Eve.  Winds gusted to 40 to 50 mph while snow was falling resulting in very low visibilities and blowing snow.  Snow began to fall in the late morning hours and become most intense during the afternoon.  Snowfall amounts were heaviest northwest of the Metroplex where Graham and Bowie recorded 6 to 9 inches of snow.  From Comanche to the DFW Metroplex into the Sherman/Denison area, 2 to 3 inches of snow fell.  This snow remained on the ground the next morning, giving many areas a white Christmas. MORE

DFW set Daily Snowfall Record of 3 inches
DFW recorded 1st ever measureable snowfall on Christmas Eve
Waco set Daily Snofall Max of 0.1 inches

December 24-26, 1926 Between 1-2 inches of snow was common over North Texas south of a line from San Angelo to Eastland to Sherman, and north of a line from Lampasas to Hillsboro to Sulphur Springs.  Six inches was reported at Dallas, McKinney, and Greenville.

December 23-24, 1887 A severe ice storm occurred on December 23, resulting in numerous downed trees and telegraph lines.  Heavy snow followed on Christmas Eve, with as much as 9 inches falling in Palestine.

December 24-25, 1879 There was an inch of sleet and snow on the ground on Christmas Day.  In one account, the sleet and snow was said to have been so compacted that a horse's hoof did not leave an imprint.

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