Brrrrr-ing it: North Texas facing its coldest night in 3 years

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by ASHTON ALTIERI

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WFAA Weather

Posted on January 5, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 5 at 11:17 PM

DALLAS --An arctic cold front that passed over North Texas Saturday night has brought frigid weather to the region.

News 8 Meteorologist Ashton Altieri said Sunday night will be the coldest night in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since February 2, 2011, when the temperature fell to 13 degrees. That cold snap was part of the winter storm that impacted Super Bowl XLV at AT&T Stadium.

Temperatures in North Texas will range from 12-to-16 degrees at daybreak on Monday. However, northerly winds up to 20 mph will cause wind chill values to range from 0-to-10 degrees. A few areas may experience wind chills drop even lower than 0.

Many school children will return to school on Monday after a holiday break. The very cold air and strong winds will be felt at bus stops across the region, so parents should make sure their kids are prepared for the unusually cold weather.

Despite abundant sunshine on Monday, temperatures will struggle to warm. Afternoon high temperatures in the D/FW area will be in the lower 30s, or about 25 degrees below normal for the first week of January.

The air will also be extremely dry on Monday, making static electricity common. North Texas residents will also likely notice their skin and lips feeling very dry.

Monday night and Tuesday morning will also be bitterly cold with temperatures in the teens, but there will be less wind. Therefore, wind chill should not be a factor.

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