DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – A cold front blew into North Texas Monday, bringing with it high winds and a significant drop in temperature.
Veterans Day ceremonies and parades were getting underway when the front started to blow in. According to the National Weather Service, wind gusts between 40 and 50 mph were common along the boundary. Strong north winds prompted temperatures to drop quickly across the DFW metroplex.
Weather experts urged North Texans to secure any outdoor items like trash cans or holiday decorations.
“It’s so cold,” said a Dallas woman caught in high winds walking outside Monday. “This is sick weather.”
The cooler weather was welcomed by some North Texans.
“This is the weather I love,” said a man bundled up in Dallas. “It means the holidays are here and the temperatures are changing.”
Monday’s high temperature was achieved early in the day as it reached the low 60’s. The low temperature is predicted close to 25 degrees.
The City of Dallas opened a temporary inclement weather shelter at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center for those experiencing homelessness in freezing temperatures.
“Homelessness in freezing temperatures is dangerous. Every year, we have people experiencing homelessness who literally freeze to death” said Council Member Cara Mendelsohn, City Council District 12. “Just like we mobilized to care for people when the tornado hit, I’m proud the City of Dallas is stepping up to care for our homeless residents to make sure they are safe in extreme weather.”
The shelter will operate as an overflow shelter, supplementing the city’s area shelters once they reach capacity. The overflow shelter will open at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 11 and close at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12. It will reopen on Tuesday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. and close on Wednesday, November 13 at 7:30 a.m.
Clayton Neville was reporting in Dallas when the cold front blew in. Listen to Clayton’s story below:
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