Most March snowfall in 68 years for Dallas-Fort Worth

Several areas in the Dallas/Fort Worth area saw six inches or more, with the official "snow stick" seeing 3.5 inches at DFW airport. Ashton Altieri has more.

The overnight snowfall is officially the fourth highest snow total for the month of March in Dallas-Fort Worth area, with 3.4 inches recorded at Dallas-Fort Worth International airport as of 3 a.m.

Another tenth of an inch was recorded early Thursday morning, putting the official total at 3.5 inches.

The most snow recorded in the area came in 1942, when DFW airport saw just over six inches of snow.

The DFW airport's total is used as the official "snow stick" for the metroplex, but several areas saw six or more inches of snowfall overnight. It was the largest snow event in the area since February of 2010.

Grapevine saw as much as seven inches, with North Dallas and McKinney seeing six and 5.3 inches, respectively. Fort Worth saw around four inches of snow.

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Statistics about this snow event

  • Official snowfall at DFW Airport was 3.5 inches
  • This was our largest snow event since February 2010 (when we had 11.2" on 2/11/10)
  • This was our fourth largest snow event on record in March.
  • The last time we saw this much snow in March was 68 years ago (1947)
  • The highest snowfall amount we've seen is Grapevine with 7.0", Irving appears to be second with 6.2"


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