A Mild Winter
In recent winters we heard phrases such as “polar vortex”, “thunder sleet”, and “cobblestone ice”. But not this winter.
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!”