By AARON GRAVES
A strong cold front Wednesday brought gusty north winds and a surprise snow storm to Dalhart. The snow, although short lived, came suddenly and caused white out conditions around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. Some snow was still to be seen on the ground yesterday morning. Winds gusted as high as 53 mph with the front.
Only a trace of precipitation was recorded from Wednesday’s snow. As reported in the Tuesday Dalhart Texan, a line of thunderstorms last Friday gave us 0.17” of rain. Dalhart did not see any severe weather, but wind damage was reported in the southern Panhandle, and three tornadoes were reported east of Amarillo.
Ahead of the Wednesday’s front, gusty winds from the south created areas of blowing dust, and the front only made it worse. A multi-vehicle accident killed one person and injured 23 north of Lubbock on I-27 during the dust storm. The Interstate was closed for several hours.
Between December 11 and December 17 our high temperatures generally stayed in the mid 50s to mid 60s range. Overnight lows have dipped down to 12 degrees.
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