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Event Details

Event Winter Weather
State TEXAS
County/Area COLLIN
WFO FWD
Report Source Newspaper
NCDC Data Source CSV
Begin Date 2009-12-24 12:30:00.0 CST-6
End Date 2009-12-24 21:00:00.0 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/3 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 100.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative A powerful upper level system dipped into north Texas bringing near blizzard conditions to the northwest portions of north Texas. Wind gusts up to 50 mph were reported during the afternoon hours across much of the western half of north Texas. Most of the snowfall fell west of a line from Bonham to Waco to Lampasas. The highest snowfall totals of 9 were reported in Montague and Jack County. During the winter weather event, numerous people across the area had to be rescued from their cars or had their cars towed after sliding off the road. Travelers along HWY 287 in Montague County and I-20 in Eastland County became stranded and many spent the night in their vehicles. After the snowfall ended in the evening hours, the water on the roads froze resulting in icy conditions and hazardous travel conditions on Christmas Eve night and Christmas morning. Several more accidents occurred on the icy roads and numerous cars spun out and were abandoned for the night. Five people were killed by accidents due to the ice. Four died on Christmas Eve and one died a few days later on a patch of ice that remained in a shaded area.
Event Narrative Up to 1 of snow was reported across the county. The biggest impact came at night when the snow froze on the roadways, creating icy roads and treacherous travel conditions across the county through Christmas morning. Several accidents were reported and numerous people slid off the icy roads. A fatal accident occurred in Frisco around 430 pm on HWY 380 between Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway. Three cars were involved in a collision when one car lost control on an icy bridge. Three people were killed and three more were injured with non-life threatening injuries.


Event Fatality Details

Type Age Gender Fatality Location
Injury 62 Male Vehicle/Towed Trailer
Injury 66 Female Vehicle/Towed Trailer
Injury 92 Female Vehicle/Towed Trailer


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All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 2.068M 0.00K
STEPHENS (ZONE) STEPHENS (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 05:25 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
YOUNG (ZONE) YOUNG (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 05:45 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
EASTLAND (ZONE) EASTLAND (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
JACK (ZONE) JACK (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 06:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
PALO PINTO (ZONE) PALO PINTO (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 07:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
ERATH (ZONE) ERATH (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
PARKER (ZONE) PARKER (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 08:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 70.00K 0.00K
MONTAGUE (ZONE) MONTAGUE (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 08:25 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
TARRANT (ZONE) TARRANT (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 10:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 120.00K 0.00K
WISE (ZONE) WISE (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 10:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
DENTON (ZONE) DENTON (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 10:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 11:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
MILLS (ZONE) MILLS (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 11:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 11:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
SOMERVELL (ZONE) SOMERVELL (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
HOOD (ZONE) HOOD (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
COOKE (ZONE) COOKE (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 12:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
COLLIN (ZONE) COLLIN (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 12:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON (ZONE) JOHNSON (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 12:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
COMANCHE (ZONE) COMANCHE (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 13:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
HILL (ZONE) HILL (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 13:15 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
BELL (ZONE) BELL (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 14:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
CORYELL (ZONE) CORYELL (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 14:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 39 kts. EG 0 0 8.00K 0.00K
LAMPASAS (ZONE) LAMPASAS (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 14:30 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
GRAYSON (ZONE) GRAYSON (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 15:25 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 50.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) TX 12/24/2009 16:00 CST-6 Winter Weather 0 0 10.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 2.068M 0.00K