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Event Ice Storm
State TEXAS
County/Area DELTA
WFO FWD
Begin Date 02/01/2011 04:00:00 CST-6
End Date 02/01/2011 09:15:00 CST-6
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 15.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative The first week of February 2011 was plagued with two winter weather events and persistent cold temperatures. The first winter storm began late on January 31st and ended during the morning hours of February 1st. A strong cold front blew through the region ushering in very cold air ahead of an approaching upper level system. Before the snow began, periods of rain, freezing rain, and sleet provided a sheet of ice underneath the snow. At times, thundersleet was observed. The highest snowfall totals fell across the northwestern counties of the CWA where 5-8 of snow was reported. Elsewhere, up to 3/4 of ice and 2 of sleet were reported in some counties. The combination of winter precipitation types resulted in hazardous conditions across much of the region. To make things worse, the cold air stayed in place for the next 3-4 days and another winter storm affected the region a few days later on the 3rd-4th. Schools and businesses were shut down for days and rolling blackouts were needed on the 2nd to account for the extreme demand on the state's electricity grids. The winter storm also affected airports across north Texas, and the economic toll from the winter storms and cold air was large due to the fact that this was the week leading up to Superbowl 45 in Arlington. In Erath County, one man died from exposure to the cold temperatures on the 1st.
Event Narrative Heavy rain fell across the county followed by heavy sleet and then light snow. About 1/4 of ice was reported in the county. The sleet and ice made travel treacherous around the county. Most of the vehicle incidents reported were due to stuck vehicles or vehicles that had slid off the roadway. The prolonged cold that settled in after the ice storm kept the roads treacherous for the next four days and many schools and businesses were closed for just as long.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 1 0 4.354M 0.00K
JACK (ZONE) JACK (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
ERATH (ZONE) ERATH (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Cold/Wind Chill 1 0 0.00K 0.00K
EASTLAND (ZONE) EASTLAND (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
ERATH (ZONE) ERATH (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
MONTAGUE (ZONE) MONTAGUE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
COMANCHE (ZONE) COMANCHE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
TARRANT (ZONE) TARRANT (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
DENTON (ZONE) DENTON (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
COOKE (ZONE) COOKE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
PARKER (ZONE) PARKER (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
STEPHENS (ZONE) STEPHENS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
YOUNG (ZONE) YOUNG (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 200.00K 0.00K
PALO PINTO (ZONE) PALO PINTO (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:00 CST-6 Winter Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
COLLIN (ZONE) COLLIN (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 00:30 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
WISE (ZONE) WISE (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 01:00 CST-6 Heavy Snow 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
ROCKWALL (ZONE) ROCKWALL (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 01:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 30.00K 0.00K
DALLAS (ZONE) DALLAS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 01:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 500.00K 0.00K
GRAYSON (ZONE) GRAYSON (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 01:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
BELL (ZONE) BELL (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 02:00 CST-6 Strong Wind 47 kts. MG 0 0 12.00K 0.00K
HUNT (ZONE) HUNT (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 02:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
HAMILTON (ZONE) HAMILTON (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 02:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
FANNIN (ZONE) FANNIN (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 03:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 100.00K 0.00K
SOMERVELL (ZONE) SOMERVELL (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 03:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 40.00K 0.00K
HOOD (ZONE) HOOD (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 03:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
MILAM (ZONE) MILAM (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 03:30 CST-6 Strong Wind 48 kts. EG 0 0 7.00K 0.00K
HOPKINS (ZONE) HOPKINS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 03:30 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
JOHNSON (ZONE) JOHNSON (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 04:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 75.00K 0.00K
DELTA (ZONE) DELTA (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 04:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 15.00K 0.00K
HILL (ZONE) HILL (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 04:20 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
ELLIS (ZONE) ELLIS (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 04:30 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 150.00K 0.00K
LAMAR (ZONE) LAMAR (ZONE) TX 02/01/2011 05:00 CST-6 Ice Storm 0 0 250.00K 0.00K
Totals: 1 0 4.354M 0.00K