Ice Age: DFW Temps Take Nosedive

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DALLAS — If you’ve been outside within the past 24 hours, you might’ve noticed it’s pretty cold out there.

“Shorts, tank top, and I even washed a couple of cars yesterday, but today, you see I’m fully dressed,” resident Ron Jones said.

Monday was a far cry from the DFW weather this weekend.  Some flurries might even come into the picture.

“That’s how it is down here in Texas,” Jones added.

“I think the cold weather sucks!"

TxDOT says they’re keeping an eye on the roads in DFW, but in places like Springfield, Missouri, you can’t even see the road. More than 1,000 flights have been cancelled nationwide, and snow is covering the midwest and the northern part of the country.

"Y’all Yankees take back the cold weather!”

Folks down south have been getting it, too. The governor even called a state of emergency in 15 counties in Georgia.

But some folks in DFW are prepping for the cold in a different way.

“Whenever the weather’s going to change, especially this time of year, we just keep an eye on it,” Mark Ruibal, owner at Ruibal’s Plants said.

Weather like this doesn’t take the plants at Ruibal’s by surprise.

“We bring them inside to keep them warm. We’ve got greenhouses and greenhouses full of these things. We actually have a frost cloth that we'll cover it with.”

There are a few tips worth taking from the experts.

“We’ll usually give them a good watering before the freeze, pinch off some of the old blooms, it will make them nice and full and pretty,” he explained.  “And don’t use plastic [covers] because it tends to freeze to it, and makes a bigger mess than if you didn’t do it.”

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