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Snow blankets Sheppard, North Texas

February snow blankets Sheppard AFB

Snow falls on a KC-135 Stratotanker at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2020. The winter weather event resulted in the training installation closing all of Feb. 5 and part of Feb. 6 to ensure base personnel were safe from icy conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Megan Morrissey)

February snow blankets Sheppard AFB

Snow falls on F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft maintenance ground instructional trainers at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2020. The winter weather event resulted in the training installation closing all of Feb. 5 and part of Feb. 6 to ensure base personnel were safe from icy conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

February snow blankets Sheppard AFB

Snow fall blankets aircraft maintenance ground instructional training aircraft at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2020. The winter weather event resulted in the training installation closing all of Feb. 5 and part of Feb. 6 to ensure base personnel were safe from icy conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

February snow blankets Sheppard AFB

Snow falls on a C-130 Hercules aircraft maintenance ground instructional trainer at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2020. The winter weather event resulted in the training installation closing all of Feb. 5 and part of Feb. 6 to ensure base personnel were safe from icy conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

February snow blankets Sheppard AFB

Snow falls on a KC-135 Stratotanker at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Feb. 5, 2020. The winter weather event resulted in the training installation closing all of Feb. 5 and part of Feb. 6 to ensure base personnel were safe from icy conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Megan Morrissey)

SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – A winter weather event moved across much of North Texas Feb. 5, 2020, dropping several inches of snow.

While not the 7-9 inches forecast, the accumulation was enough for Sheppard AFB leadership to suspend training Feb. 5 and parts of Feb. 6. The base was back at normal operations by 1 p.m. on Feb. 6.

Mission-essential functions such as security forces, food services, fire, military training leaders, command post and others braved the weather to ensure support functions continued throughout the event.