Winter Weather Takes North Texas


Kristina Steinhauser

Parents file into the front of the school and wait to pick up their student(s) amidst this afternoon’s winter weather.

The peak of winter weather in Texas is officially upon us, and with it, classic Texan freakout.

As we enter February, the Dallas-Fort Worth area will be under a winter storm warning, one that began earlier this morning. This warning calls for temperatures below freezing and mixed precipitation, as well as possible ice, sleet, and snow. 

Due to the storm’s potentially hazardous effects on road conditions, travel, and other daily activities, many parents filed into the school during 3rd period today to pull their student(s) out early. Other parents called into the office to release students that drive themselves to school, whose names were called over the PA system. But with so many calls only an hour into 3rd period, all student drivers were permitted early release around 2:30pm.

At that time, Frisco ISD had only officially cancelled after school and evening activities. At around 4:30pm, they finally announced the cancellation of all instruction and business on Tuesday, January 31.

The National Weather Service predicts significant impacts of the storm to last through early Wednesday, February 1. Frisco ISD will continue to closely monitor the situation before any further cancellations are made. Until then, the National Weather Service suggests staying inside and off the roads. If travel is necessary, drive slowly and use extreme caution when approaching turns, bridges, and overpasses. And of course, dress warmly and layer up when facing the frigid temperatures.