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Arctic blast steals thunder from Sunday Funday

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Across the metroplex, plans were canceled Sunday in favor of indoor activities. In Uptown Dallas streets were nearly empty.

 "Typical Texas weather. It's messed up. One day it's nice and warm, the next day it's freezing like this," said James Drury.

The frigid temps caught some people off guard.

"A little chilly, but we can do it," said Bryan Tucker, in town from Boston.  He never thought he'd experience bitter cold in Texas. "I was expecting it to be warmer down here. We're a thousand miles south of Boston I just assumed it would be warmer in Texas than it is back home."

By 4pm Sunday, heavy thunderstleet was continuing east of DFW with precipitation tapering off west of Fort Worth.

"It was what 75-80 degrees yesterday and now it's 30 degrees – unbelievable," said Tucker.

Outdoor activities were put on hold which each passing band of precipitation.

"It's disappointing. We were going to be spending the day out in McKinney in the historic district. Now it's breakfast and back home again," said Michelle Drury.

By 5pm, the Dallas police department reported responding to180 car accidents. More than half of those involved injuries, 50 of those were on freeways.

 "You put it into perspective and you can't be too disappointed with the weather because at least we don't have 3 feet of snow in front of us. Can't complain too much," said Ryan Spring.

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