According to the Weather Underground website, we had 17 days at or below freezing (at DFW airport). As a reminder, our average number of freezes is 33. Last winter we had 40 freezes and in the winter of 2013-2014 we had 55 freezes.
In addition, the low temperature this winter was only 27 degrees (January 18 & 23). Looking back on the annual records (which began in 1898) on the National Weather Service website, I could not find a low temperature that was anywhere near that high. The closest that I could find was 24 degrees in 1992-1993. Last winter our low was 16 degrees and in the winter of 2013-2014 our low was 15 degrees.
Backed up with that data and with no freezing weather forecast, I believe that it is now safe to say that it was a mild winter in the DFW area.
It is also one of the first times that I can remember when the local school districts did not use any of their allotted “snow days”.
I only have four words—“Get your swimsuit ready!”