Breckenridge Texan

After Saturday’s snowfall, warm-up expected for Sunday

After Saturday’s snowfall, warm-up expected for Sunday
January 11
22:03 2020

Breckenridge residents woke up to several inches of snow covering the city Saturday morning, Jan. 11, after a weather system moved through the area before dawn.

Alex Franco, 13, pushes Elijah Salazar down the hill overlooking the Breckenridge City Park on Saturday morning, Jan. 11. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

According to the National Weather Service, light snow started at about 4:30 a.m., before it turned into “heavy snow” for more than 30 minutes. By 6:30 a.m., the precipitation had stopped, but the area was blanketed in snow.

Before the snow melted in the day’s high temperatures, which reached 44 degrees, residents were out building snowmen, throwing snowballs and sliding down the hill in the Breckenridge City Park on sleds or makeshift sleds.

The weather system provided snow throughout the Big Country before moving east into the Denton-Dallas-Fort Worth area, but Breckenridge seems to have received some of the highest accumulations in this part of the state, with local snowfall reports ranging from 3 inches to 5 or more.

Saturday night’s forecast is for an overnight low of 35 degrees or lower. Sunday is expected to be sunny with a high of about 64.

Temperatures will continue to rise on Monday, with a forecasted high of 73, followed by Tuesday’s expected high of 76. The NWS predicts a change by Thursday when rain enters the forecast, and the high is forecast at 55.

The following week, temperatures are expected to be more consistent, in the mid-50s all week long.

 

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Yesenia Salazar helps Angelino Franco, 10, on his trek down the snow-covered hill above the Breckenridge City Park on Saturday morning. Several groups of local residents made their way to the hill  to take advantage of the most snow the city has seen in about five or six years. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

 

 

 

 

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