Wet, White Christmas in Denton County

Southern Denton County received between 1 and 2 inches of snow on Christmas Day, making for the second White Christmas in the last three years.

After a stormy night, heavy rain switched over to sleet, then to snow after noon Tuesday.  Denton Airport recorded 1.43 inches of rain.

Authorities said Wednesday morning that bridges and overpasses were iced over and surface roads in shady areas have ice patches.

Denton County, along with the towns of Argyle and Double Oak, closed their municipal offices Wednesday due to icy roads.  See an updated closings list here.

A record snowfall of 3 inches was set at DFW Airport on Christmas Eve in 2009, resulting in a White Christmas for the first time since 1926.

The last time snow actually fell on Christmas Day in North Texas was 1997; the last time there was accumulating snow on Christmas Day was 1975; and the last time there was heavy snowfall on Christmas Day was back in 1926.

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