Winter Weather Fast Approaching In North Texas

Winter Weather Fast Approaching In North Texas

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WEATHERFORD (CBSFDW.COM) - All the signs are there of approaching winter weather; plummeting temperatures, cold north wind, people bundled up and businesses selling ways for people to stay warm.

The farmer’s market in Weatherford sold far more fire wood than fruit Tuesday. The people CBS11 News spoke with had two errands to run — stock up on food and stack up the firewood.

“Probably just stay inside make a fire and enjoy,” said Sara Baker who had just loaded a pile of wood in the back of her pick up. “Yeah, this is my New Year’s right here, just trying to stay warm!”

Most people, when it’s cold, they just tend to stay inside and stay by the fire,” said Reggie Cook with disappointment in his voice.

Normally Reggie Cook’s TNT Fireworks business would be booming on New Years Eve day. But wind, cold and rain could snuff out sales. All Cook can do is watch the weather and try to light a fire under people to buy some firecrackers.

“People don’t want to buy fireworks and get them wet because that’s the one thing that stops them from working,” Cook said. “But fireworks stay good all year! So if they buy their fireworks now they can pop them off at the Fourth of July if there’s bad weather.”

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