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Texas' high pressure ridge finally gives way

A long awaited weather pattern shift is forecast to arrive for the upcoming labor day weekend! Our long standing upper level high pressure ridge, which has kept most storm systems at bay and brought record breaking heat for the last two months, is expected to shift eastward as we approach the weekend. This allows a [read more...]

Misguided mainstream media and it's under appreciation for our National Weather Service

Here is an opinion article, one you won’t see me post too often. Mainstream media affiliate Fox News published an article calling for the abolition of our country’s National Weather Service. Source link found here. The article makes a claim that our National Weather Service has outlived it’s usefulness. It cites such facts as failure [read more...]

Dual-Pol radar snapshot of Hurricane Irene

A unique opportunity to watch a hurricane with one of the very first radars in the country to have the Dual-Pol upgrade installed! The KMHX Morehead City, NC radar was very recently installed with this upgrade, and couldn’t have come at a better time either. Dual-Pol has several practical uses in meteorology, like determining rain, [read more...]

Our early morning rainfall was very much welcomed by all of north Texas, but not anywhere near enough to break or even dent our long standing drought. DFW Airport only received 0.86 inches of rain unfortunately. Below are totals from the rest of north Texas: Location rainfall /inches/ ======================================================= mnmt2 Morgan Mill 4.71 sept2 Stephenville [read more...]

Overnight storms possible for most of north Texas!

A line of strong thunderstorms is pushing south through central Oklahoma, and is expected to affect north Texas by 2am. These storms will move through the Metroplex between 3-5am, and be in a somewhat weakened state. I wouldn’t expect much severe weather, but stronger straight line winds are possible from these. If you have outdoor furniture to [read more...]

Relief for DFW? Slight rain chances Thurs and Fri

This will be a brief post. A stronger area of convection across Oklahoma has generated an outflow boundary across the northern parts of north Texas today. This outflow has the potential to reach the Metroplex and generate some thunderstorms. This feature isn’t picked up on global computer models very well, but the National Weather Service [read more...]

Sizzling heatwave expected to break records by Friday

Record drought and record heat are the norms this season in north Texas. As of 08/08/11, DFW Airport observed 38 consecutive days with daytime high temps of 100 degrees or more! This is the 2nd greatest number of consecutive 100+ degree days, and within 4 days of the record set in 1980. Summary of this [read more...]

Record breaking heat wave expected the next 7 days

Across north Texas a large high pressure ridge will intensify this week, bringing record breaking heat and further intensifying our drought. Forecast high temperatures are expected to tie or exceed established record high temperatures almost daily for the next 7 days. Currently the entire region is under an Excessive Heat Warning. Expect daily high temperatures ranging [read more...]

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