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The winter blast dumped sleet on North Texas, shutting down scores of schools and snarling traffic Monday. More winter weather is expected by Tuesday night -- and some school districts are already canceling school for a second day. 


Your toes may be numb and your lips chapped, but the cold isn’t all bad for your health. Here are three things to appreciate about cold weather.

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Update, 5 p.m. Sunday: The cancelations have begun. DFW International Airport reports that it canceled 160 flights today, mostly evening flights that could be affected by plunging temperatures and freezing rain changing to sleet. Half of DFW's flights tomorrow are already canceled.

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When you look back on the trends of 2014, one thing’s clear. Flora and fauna were in.

The Dallas Arboretum saw record breaking attendance last year, up 34 percent from the year before.

BJ Austin / KERA News

Five stories that have North Texas talking: more on the Irving-area earthquakes; a wintry mix is on the way for some areas; Dallas Cowboys’ Jethro Pugh dies; and more.

National Weather Service

The New Year will bring a mix of wintry precipitation to parts of North Texas.

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Neat video alert: This stunning video of Dallas above the fog is making the rounds on the Internet.

Juan Guajardo / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tuesday's heavy fog has delayed or canceled dozens of flights in North Texas.

National Weather Service

North Texas got its first snow of the season Sunday evening -- but not much.

Many cities saw a few flakes. Expect about half an inch west of Interstate 35W and north of Interstate 20, the National Weather Service says. Otherwise, it's more of a dusting.

National Weather Service

It's cold out there! And much of North Texas could get its first freeze of the season overnight.

National Weather Service

It’s a rainy Election Day across North Texas. A cold front has arrived, bringing showers and thunderstorms to the region.

Bob Booth / The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Five stories that have North Texas talking: stigma follows the family of Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, storms delay Oncor’s efforts to restore power for customers, it’s the last day to register to vote before Nov. 4, and more.

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In Grayson County a Denison ISD teacher was hurt by lightning in yesterday’s storms but is expected to recover. Hers may have been the most serious injury, but more than 300,000 North Texans lost power. Many still don’t have any.

Commentary: The Tumbleweeds Are Back

Sep 4, 2014

Don’t let the recent rains fool you. We’re still in drought and commentator David Marquis says there’s no reason to get comfortable.

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Update, 2:47 p.m.: Northern Wise, northern Denton, and southern Cooke counties received the most rain today, in some places, up to 11 inches, National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Cavanaugh tells KERA.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: there’s a flash flood watch for most of North Texas, the candidates for lieutenant governor take sides on Congress’ latest immigration bill, new photos of an old German war ship off the Texas coast, and more.

National Weather Service

Five stories that have North Texas talking: North Texas is getting hot; Dallas finds out today if it will host the 2016 GOP convention; Alamo Drafthouse is coming to Dallas; and more.

Courtney Collins / KERA News

Another day, another round of stormy weather.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are rolling across Dallas-Fort Worth Wednesday afternoon.

National Weather Service

Expect a stormy afternoon and evening.

As of 4 p.m. storms were popping up around Dallas-Fort Worth. More storms should arrive over the next few hours, the National Weather Service says.

National Weather Service

Strong storms moved across North Texas earlier today. Light to moderate rain will continue falling through the morning.

National Weather Service

After this morning's thunderstorms, expect another round of rain this afternoon – and things could get severe. But changing conditions mean that the most likely area for severe weather is south of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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This week’s Twitter fight between The Weather Channel and Fort Worth City Council member Joel Burns has sparked a social media love fest for all things Fort Worth.

On Twitter, people are posting their favorite scenes of Cowtown with the hashtag #ThisIsFortWorth.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Did you catch the Fort Worth and Weather Channel Twitter battle on Monday; Sriracha fever continues; Pecan Lodge prepares for its big move to Deep Ellum; and more.

National Weather Service

Update, 4 p.m. Monday: As of 4 p.m., storms are moving through North Texas – and heavy rain is likely. The storms will make for a slick rush hour, and rain is forecasted for the evening.

Most of North Texas will see some rain, but the eastern half of the region will get the most. Expect 2 to 3 inches across parts of Dallas and Collin counties, as well as to the east and south of Dallas. There is a slight risk of severe storms -- large hail and strong winds are possible.

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Severe storms raced across North Texas Thursday afternoon, uprooting trees, flooding streets and cutting off power for tens of thousands.

Winds hit 70 mph at some points. For a few minutes, a tornado warning was in effect for Dallas County.

No significant injuries have been reported so far.

This post was updated at 1:53 p.m. ET

Emergency officials were searching Monday for survivors after tornadoes tore through parts of Arkansas and Oklahoma overnight, killing at least 14 people and leveling entire neighborhoods.

"We don't have a count on injuries or missing. We're trying to get a handle on the missing part," Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe said at a news conference Monday. "Just looking at the damage, this may be one of the strongest we have seen."

National Weather Service

Update, 3:09 p.m. Sunday: A cold front is racing across North Texas throughout the day, creating isolated thunderstorms. Some residents reported small hail across the region earlier today. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 3:30 p.m. for northeastern Fannin County. Around 3 p.m., a strong storm was reported near Bonham in Fannin County, which is northeast of Dallas-Fort Worth. The National Weather Service says storms are possible, especially east of Interstate 35. "Some of these storms will have the potential to produce large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes," the weather service says. 

National Weather Service

How low did it go overnight?

At 7 a.m., D/FW International Airport recorded 37 degrees – not below freezing and not quite close to setting a record. The last time we recorded freezing temperatures at D/FW this late in April was back in 1997 – 32 degrees on April 13.

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A strong spring storm marched through North Texas Thursday night, slamming the region with lightning, hail as big as baseballs and at least two tornadoes.

The National Weather Service reported tornadoes in Farmersville in Collin County and near Cooper in Delta County. No tornadoes hit Denton County, the weather service reports.

On Friday, a weather service storm survey team found evidence of tornado damage near Princeton in Collin County. Damage was found in several residential areas between U.S. Highway 380 and County Road 407 west of the center of Princeton, the weather service said. Roofs were damaged on several buildings.

National Weather Service

The storm that rolled through North Texas Thursday night produced some hail, rain, lightning – and some surreal cloud formations. The clouds went crazy – and the crowds went crazy, too, taking pictures of the nighttime sky show. More thunderstorms are expected this afternoon – some of them could be severe.

On Twitter, folks exclaimed: “Last night I felt like I was in a Stephen King movie! Spooky clouds in Texas.” “By the looks of snapchat, Dallas is getting eaten by storm clouds.” “The clouds in Dallas tonight are freaking me out.”

There was even a haiku or two: “#clouds were impressive The #sunset was on #fire Calm before the #storm.

Here’s a sampling of storm pictures from last night -- and an awesome video: