Ice Storm Closes SMU For Second Day, Still a Chance of Snow

February 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Snow and sleet cover cars and the driveway outside of the Shuttles Hall. (PHOTO BY ANDY GARCIA / SMU Daily Mustang)

By Anne McCaslin Parker and Aida Ahmed,

Bundle up! Dallas is going to be experiencing severe weather this week.

SMU emailed students again Wednesday morning notifying them that all classes are cancelled for a second day.

Updates will also be posted on the SMU website, as well as the Twitter feed at, according to SMU’s Inclement Weather Policy.

According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday will have mostly cloudy skies with highs in the lower 20s. North winds will have calmed down to around 15-20 mph. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 20s and by Friday, highs will be in the 30s. local forecast predicts Thursday will be partly sunny with highs in the mid 20s and a 30 percent chance of snow for Thursday night and Friday.

Don’t get too discouraged by all of this bad weather! Saturday and Sunday will be mostly clear with highs in the upper 50s. Look forward to a much prettier weekend with sunny skies ahead.

NOLA Now: The Rain Continues

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Posted By Nicolette Schleisman and Kassi Schmitt

As day two begins in New Orleans, Nicolette Schleisman and Kassi Schmitt load up on rain gear to take to the rainy streets. The two are heading to the 9th Ward to speak to NOLA residents.

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UPDATED: Don’t Expect Another Snow Day

February 20, 2010 by · Comments Off 

By Brooks Powell and Elisabeth Brubaker;

UPDATED: Feb. 22, 2010 at 2:16 p.m.

After battling record snow just over a week ago, the Hilltop appears to be in the clear, hopefully.

SMU sent out an email at 2:08 p.m. Monday forewarning students of the forecast, linking to the same site we have referenced.

All members of the SMU community will be notified of any school closings via email. Information is also available by calling 214-SMU-INFO or checking the SMU homepage.

After releasing an uncertain forecast Saturday and Sunday, the National Weather Service office in Ft. Worth revised its predictions for winter weather Monday, saying the bulk of the snow will likely miss DFW. Accumulations in The Park Cities are only expected to reach a half inch, two inches maximum by Tuesday evening.

Monday, an arctic blast hit North Texas, dropping temperatures to near freezing. Snow is expected to devlop after midnight and taper off by mid-afternoon Tuesday.

The National Weather Service expects little, if any, accumulation, although a Hazardous Weather Outlook statement issued Monday morning says accumulation is expected to stay south of the metroplex.