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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
905 PM CST SUN NOV 16 2014

...NOVEMBER SNOWFALL IN HISTORIC PERSPECTIVE...

SINCE RECORDS BEGAN IN 1898...THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN 7 NOVEMBERS WITH
MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN DALLAS/FORT WORTH. HOWEVER...TRACE AMOUNTS OF
WINTRY PRECIPITATION HAVE OCCURRED MANY TIMES. (A TRACE OF SNOWFALL
MEANS THAT FROZEN PRECIPITATION MELTED AS IT FELL OR WAS OTHERWISE
TOO SCANT TO MEASURE.)

IN 117 YEARS OF RECORDS...THERE HAVE BEEN 26 SEASONS WITH WINTRY
PRECIPITATION BEFORE THANKSGIVING...INCLUDING 2014.

THE SLEET LAST WEEK ON NOVEMBER 13 WAS THE EARLIEST OCCURRENCE OF
WINTRY PRECIPITATION IN A SEASON SINCE A TRACE OF SNOW WAS RECORDED
ON OCTOBER 29, 1993.

THE LAST TIME THERE WAS A MEASURABLE SNOWFALL IN NOVEMBER WAS
THANKSGIVING 1993 (0.3 INCHES OF SLEET AND SNOW).

OTHER EARLY-SEASON SNOWFALL STATS:

EARLIEST SNOWFALL - OCTOBER 28, 1925
EARLIEST MEASURABLE SNOWFALL - NOVEMBER 2, 1951
EARLIEST OCCURRENCE OF AT LEAST 1 INCH OF SNOW IN 24 HOURS -
   4.8 INCHES ON NOVEMBER 13-14, 1976
GREATEST 24-HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL IN NOVEMBER -
   5.0 INCHES ON NOVEMBER 22, 1937

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