In 1977-1978, Dallas – Fort Worth Plunged Into An Arctic Freeze That Makes This Year’s Winter Look Downright Mild

Don’t laugh. It really DOES get cold in Dallas – Fort Worth. The difference between winters here in North Texas and its northern states, however, is that it typically doesn’t stay cold for long. That’s because temperatures fluctuate wildly. Locals frequently cite the adage, “If you don’t like the weather here in Dallas – Fort Worth,” wait a few hours. Or, “Welcome to Dallas – Fort Worth: where you can experience all four seasons in a single day here.” But the winter in 1977-1978 was different. Here’s why:

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While this year was record-setting for North Texans, most of our winters are a little bit of cold followed by mild temperatures…and then repeat! It’s not unusual to see temperatures in the 70s or down to the teens. But isn’t that better than constant, bone-chilling cold any day? Its our spring that has more people talking…that’s when we get high winds, hailstorms, and tornadoes. But it’s just another aspect of living here.

Have you experienced a winter here in Dallas – Fort Worth, and if so, what are your thoughts on our climate?