What a crazy weird winter it has been for my brother in Dallas, Texas! Snow on Christmas Eve, record-setting snow in February and now snow on the first full day of Spring! He gave me a call this morning saying he had enough snow in his back yard - 3 inches - to cross country ski!
According to the National Weather Service, up to 8 inches of snow fell just north of Dallas.
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) airport recorded 1.2 inches of snow on March 20th. This breaks the previous daily record for march 20th of 0.4 inches set in 1970. An additional 0.1 of an inch officially fell on March 21st and the event total is 1.3 inches.
The additional 1.3 inches brings the 2009-2010 winter total to 17.1 inches. This ranks second of all time and came 0.5 inches shy of tying the all-time record of 17.6 inches set in 1977-1978.
This snow event was unseasonably late in the year. The last time an inch or more fell at DFW later than March 20th was when 2 inches fell on march 29th in 1937.