Winter Storm Warning in Dallas - Fort Worth

This alert expired on Nov 25, 2013 12:00 PM CST
National Weather Service
Alert area: Anderson; Bell; Bosque; Collin; Comanche; Cooke; Coryell; Dallas; Delta; Denton; Eastland; Ellis; Erath; Falls; Fannin; Freestone; Grayson; Hamilton; Henderson; Hill; Hood; Hopkins; Hunt; Jack; Johnson; Kaufman; Lamar; Lampasas; Limestone; McLennan; Mills; Montague; Navarro; Palo Pinto; Parker; Rains; Rockwall; Somervell; Stephens; Tarrant; Van Zandt; Wise; Young

Posted Nov 24, 2013 2:55 PM CST

Winter Storm Warning remains in effect until noon CST Monday.

  • Timing: late tonight through Midday Monday for significant sleet and ice accumulations up to 1 inch.
  • Location: along and northwest of a line from Temple to Palestine.
  • Main impact: sleet or ice accumulations by Daybreak Monday will create hazardous travel conditions on area roads.
  • Other impacts: ice accumulation will occur on elevated surfaces, including trees and power lines, and could cause power outages.

Recommended actions

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of sleet, ice and snow are expected or occurring. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Tips from

Excerpted from ready.govBefore:
  • Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
    • Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways. Visit the Environmental Protection Agency for a complete list of recommended products.
    • Sand to improve traction.
    • Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
    • Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.
    • Adequate clothing and blankets to keep you warm.
  • More:
  • What to do before winter storms and extreme cold.
Excerpted from ready.govDuring:
  • Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack - a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
  • Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.
  • Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your residence cooler than normal. Temporarily close off heat to some rooms.
  • More:
  • What to do during winter storms and extreme cold.

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