Fort Worth, Texas – For many people in the area, the day started off with light rain, which later turned to snow that continued on and off into the afternoon. In most places, the snow was enough for pretty pictures but not enough to build snowmen.
By 11 a.m. Sunday, snow had been reported across North Texas, including downtown Dallas, Richardson, Arlington and Fort Worth, but no accumulation had been measured.
As of 4 p.m Sunday, barely a trace of snow had been recorded at DFW International Airport, where official measurements are taken, said National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Bishop.
“Here, it was just too light to accumulate,” he said of the Dallas area, adding that more moisture in the air and colder weather south and west of Dallas-Fort Worth helped create more impressive snowfall totals.
Palestine recorded 3 inches, Corsicana reported 2 inches, and Hillsboro measured 6 inches of snow as of Sunday afternoon, according to the Weather Service.
In Erath County, about 100 miles southwest of Dallas, more than 6 inches of snow had been recorded, the Weather Service reported.
Sunday’s snow in North Texas was part of a large storm system over much of the state, from the Panhandle to Austin.
Despite dustings of snow over the last few years, Dallas-Fort Worth has not seen major snow since March 2015, when 3.5 inches was recorded at DFW Airport between March 4 and March 5, according to the Weather Service.