‘Ice Friday’ makes for bizarre, frigid images in Texas


It has been dubbed “Ice Friday,” the result of a frigid bout of weather that hit usually sunny north Texas before moving east.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm and ice warnings for parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. It said the storm was marked by “bitterly cold Arctic air.”

Snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue throughout Friday across the southern plains and lower Mississippi River Valley before tapering off. From the Ohio River Valley into the Northeast, wintry precipitation is expected into the night and is expected to continue through the weekend across much of the country.


The storm is forecast to reach the East Coast over the weekend, stretching from Atlanta to New York.

In the Dallas-Forth Worth region, the bad weather has prompted flight cancellations, highway closures, power outages, snow days for schools and businesses -- and a whole bunch of freaky photos.

Below are several snapshots of the ice posted on Twitter by Texans unfamiliar with the cold weather:

Here in North Texas it’s cold! What’s the weather like where you are? Go ahead...make me jealous! #wintersstorm #ice— Lucky Monkey Books (@LuckyMonkeyBks) December 6, 2013

OMG look how it is outside! It’s not snow it’s just ice.. Why is Texas so weird ??— BEAU BE MY 2/5 (@Queenouix) December 6, 2013

Hey look. Window down. Ice stays.— Jeff Cavanaugh (@JC1053) December 6, 2013

This HUGE tree was a casualty of overnight ice, on campus at SMU in Dallas— Peter Doocy (@pdoocy) December 6, 2013

ice day in texas ¿¿¿¿¿¿— SoMo Seduction (@SoMoSeduction) December 6, 2013

Ice storm in Texas! & yes! You could say I’m a photographer¿¿¿¿¿— AnneMarie Spiker (@spikeyyyA) December 6, 2013

The whip looking soOo... Icy! #SLEET #ICE #SNOW # DALLAS #TEXAS #DECEMBER #2013— NIZO [knee-zoe] (@DaBeatRockerz) December 6, 2013

“@NBCDFW: Watch: North Texans having fun in the snow #dfwwx” Is it my turn yet ?! ¿¿¿¿— M¿.Crayola ¿ (@Th3BuKkak3) December 6, 2013

@DanHenryFox4 @wfaaweather @CBS11Larry Look what I found in my backyard! The end is near!— Jamie Kelly (@JamieSportsTalk) December 6, 2013

Ice, Ice baby. Tree roping a new sport in Dallas; thousands are down taking the power with it.— Kate Delaney (@realradiotalk) December 6, 2013

An uncharacteristic sight in Central Texas: ice on the side view mirror.— Chuck DeVore (@chuckdevore) December 6, 2013

Just gonna #chill at the Dallas airport because as you can see it’s Ice Force One out there. #frifotos— Katie Jackson (@LazyJKatie) December 6, 2013

#Dallas ice, ice baby— DJ (@dougie427) December 6, 2013

Big ice storm overnight in Dallas. Found these ice-covered branches in our backyard.— Ray Pritchard (@raypritchard) December 6, 2013

@Dallas_Observer #Icepocalypse forces doggy inmate to play in 1/16 inch deep ice. Absolutely ridiculous.— Diane Michelle (@DianeMichelle2L) December 6, 2013

Dart Bus stuck on ice outside our building Dallas #icemageddon2— D Lambertz (@dlambertz) December 6, 2013

Typical Texas kid fascinated by the ice— Baylee Mozjesik (@baykayM) December 6, 2013

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