Daily Update: Tuesday, Feb. 8

February 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Freezing rain, sleet and snow expected again tonight, two American, teenage boys killed in Juarez, Mexico, and “sexting” could become a class C misdemeanor. All this and more on your Daily Update.

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Note: Daily Update has been cancelled for tomorrow due to weather.

The Daily Update: Thursday, February 3

February 3, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

While school might be closed the SMU Daily Update is up and running. See what campus looks like after three days of ice and snow and how students have been reacting to the weather. Jefferson Johnson takes a look at what this weather is doing to people who still need to get to work and how DART is handeling the situation. Also, make sure to stick around to see what the rest of the week’s forecast is going to look like.

Daily Update: Thursday, February 3 from SMUDailyMustang.com on Vimeo.

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
annep@smu.edu, aahmed@smu.edu

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 twitter.com/smu, 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.

DallasNews.com 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.

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UPDATED: Don’t Expect Another Snow Day

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By Brooks Powell and Elisabeth Brubaker
blpowell@smu.edu; ebrubake@smu.edu

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.

SMU Closed Friday, Open For Weekend Activities

February 12, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

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Winter Storm Causes Damage in Park Cities

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By Brooks Powell
blpowell@smu.edu

Heavy snow accumulation on trees and power lines caused electricity outages and damage to trees and landscaping throughout the Dallas area Thursday night.

Throughout the evening, local media outlets reported power outages in large swaths of the metroplex. Power flashes could be seen in and around the Park Cities.

Following one flash, Daily Mustang staffers reported seeing emergency vehicles, including police and multiple fire trucks, responding to a call in the 3300 block of Stanford Avenue around 10 p.m.  Homes in the area reportedly were without power. University Park Police were unable to comment on the situation.

On the Hilltop, large limbs snapped and fell from trees all across campus. It was difficult for tall vehicles to drive down Bishop Boulevard because of limbs sagging under the weight of over eight inches of snow.

WFAA-TV meteorologist Pete Delkus reported via Twitter Thursday evening that this winter storm has generated the largest accumulation of snow in one day in Dallas’ recorded weather history.

University Park Police block off the 3300 block of Stanford Avenue as firefighters responded to a call down the street. The area was without power. (BROOKS POWELL/THE DAILY MUSTANG)

University Park Police cordon off the 3300 block of Stanford Avenue as firefighters responded to a call down the street. The area was without power. (BROOKS POWELL / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

Tree limb block eastbount Southwestern Boulevard. (BROOKS POWELL/THE DAILY MUSTANG)

A downed tree limb blocks eastbound Southwestern Boulevard Thursday evening. (BROOKS POWELL / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

Limbs on the ground at the southwestern edge of the main quad at SMU as snow continues to fall. Similar damage could be seen across the campus. (BROOKS POWELL/THE DAILY MUSTANG)

Limbs on the ground at the southwestern edge of the main quad at SMU as snow continues to fall. Similar damage could be seen across the campus. (BROOKS POWELL / THE DAILY MUSTANG)

VIDEO: Students Get Rowdy at Snowball Fight

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