Snow hits Dallas-Fort Worth area

February, 4, 2011
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Overnight snow hit the Dallas/Fort Worth area causing schools and businesses to close on Friday.

It's been a rough week for the area hosting it's first Super Bowl.

Freezing rain hit the area on Monday night causing school and business closures. It also closed both airports.

Wednesday was the coldest day in the Dallas area since February 1989. The high was only 20 degrees with winds gusting from 15-to-20 mph.

And on Thursday night, snow began to fall into Friday morning leaving between three-and-five inches on the grounds.

Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he didn't think the weather would bother any future Super Bowls from happening at Cowboys Stadium in the future.

The North Texas Super Bowl Committee is planning on bidding on Super Bowl L.

Several charity events have been canceled this week due to the bad weather.

The Heart of American Foundation, Target and the NFLPA was going to unveil a renovated library at George Peabody elementary school on Friday but that was canceled. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant were scheduled to attend.

The party scene might take a hit if the bad weather continues.

However, the third annual Big Game Big Give party, deemed the No. 1 Super Bowl party by ESPN last year, will still have it's event on Saturday on the five-acre estate of Phil and Lillie Romano. Stephanie Heller, director of special events, said the invitation only event will be hosted by actress Hilary Swank.

Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals and Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings are hosting a party at F.I.G. in Dallas on Saturday. Jermaine Bennett, the event organizer, said the event will go on as scheduled despite the weather.

As for the weather over the weekend, things are expected to get warmer. Forecasts have temperatures as high as 45 on Saturday and 50 on Sunday, the day of Super Bowl XLV.

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