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Winter temperatures are back in North Texas

North Texans woke up on Monday to bitter cold temperatures and harsh wind chills, according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.
North Texans woke up on Monday to bitter cold temperatures and harsh wind chills, according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth. Courtesy

Oh man, it’s cold.

How cold?

At 8 a.m., the wind chill reading was a bone-cold 12 degrees at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, with a morning low temperature of 24. The north winds of 10 to 15 mph didn’t help matters.

That low temperature wasn’t a record. The record is 7 degrees set on Feb. 2, 1985, according to the National Weather Service office in Fort Worth.

Adding to the winter woes, Punxsutawney Phil on Monday predicted another six weeks of winter. A German legend has it that if a furry rodent sees his shadow on Feb. 2, winter will last another six weeks. If not, spring comes early. The famous Pennsylvania groundhog, who has made predictions on Feb. 2 for years, saw his shadow.

In North Texas, the rest of Monday should be sunny with a daytime temperature reaching about 41 degrees. North winds will relax, so that should relieve area residents. But cold temperatures will return Tuesday morning.

“It won’t feel nearly as cold,” meteorologist Lamont Bain of the NWS office in Fort Worth said Monday. “The temperatures should be in the mid-30s and the winds will be much lighter.”

High temperature on Tuesday should get to 55 degrees.

Then it warms up a little in North Texas. The high temperature on Wednesday should be about 62 degrees.

No rain is in the forecast for the rest of the week.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763

Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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