This will be brief, looks like Saturday will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon for parts of North Texas. Rain chances are parked around 30% in the afternoon and 40% in the evening with a slight risk of severe storms. Today’s severe risk is on the lower side of the scale however so I would not plan on too much excitement. The storms will be as a result of afternoon heating, so if this overcast cloud deck can burn off before it gets too late in the day then severe storm chances will increase. Today’s risk percentages are 2% tornado, 15% hail and 15% wind.
Another sleepless night for me? Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued now for Most of Collin County including Frisco. Again, this storm will likely miss us by a small margin but because it is so close, it is worth mentioning. This storm has produced 1.75 inch (golfball hail) very recently and has good low level rotation. Storm is likely not producing a tornado, but there is a possibility. Currently the worst of it is located due north about 13 miles, or over Celina. This is moving South East and will affect McKinney & Ana.
BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1244 AM CDT SAT MAY 9 2009
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
COLLIN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
GRAYSON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
* UNTIL 145 AM CDT
* AT 1244 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 4 MILES
WEST OF GUNTER…AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. ANOTHER SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WAS ALSO MOVING ALONG THE RED RIVER IN COOKE COUNTY
AND WILL AFFECT THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF GRAYSON COUNTY.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
GUNTER AND CELINA BY 1250 AM
DORCHESTER…PROSPER…FRISCO AND EISENHOWER STATE PARK BY 1255 AM
SHERMAN…KNOLLWOOD AND DENISON BY 100 AM
HOWE BY 105 AM
IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE…SEEK SHELTER IN A STRONG BUILDING AND
STAY INSIDE…AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.
A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNING AREA. SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING.
THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING LARGE DAMAGING HAIL. SEEK
SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for extreme North East Denton County. This is due to large hail and high winds. This storm is showing very good low level rotation with a rear flank downdraft tail, classic HP supercell storm. This storm is trekking its way to the South East, likely not to affect Frisco, but may [read more...]
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for northern Collin County. This basically covers everything from around US 380 and north. This storm is extremely large producing up to 3.5 inch hail near Ana and 70mph winds near Sherman! This storm is moving to the SE slowly, so will probably not impact Frisco directly. There is however an [read more...]
Here is a blog entry made by the CIMSS Satellite Blog folks on today’s extremely powerful derecho event in the mid-west. At one point, the storm looked like a hurricane from both the radar and satellite views with an incredible comma shape precip echo on radar that nearly wrapped around the entire storm and traverse [read more...]
Looks like a tornado watch has been issued for the western half of the DFW metroplex. This includes Tarrant, Dallas and Denton counties but not Collin County yet. There are currently a small cluster of storms developing right near I-20 about 85 miles west of Frisco. These storms are moving generally ESE, but the boundary [read more...]
Today I captured this absolutely amazing looking bow echo storm that transformed into a, well quite frankly I have no idea what you would consider this. This looks more like a major rain wrap around a low pressure system, or even to a degree like a hurricane. Take a look at this crazy storm. This [read more...]
I am a little late on this one as I like to try and get these out overnight rather than in the late morning hours. In any event, today does carry an isolated chance for severe weather. Currently we are under a 5% tornado, 30% hail with 10% significant hail, and 30% wind risk. Chance [read more...]
The worst of this storm just clipped us and went into McKinney, which is good because this storm was a pretty potent storm. This storm complex is at least three separate bow echo storms joined together to form a line. The one that just passed over McKinney was showing signs of strong rotation and had [read more...]
OK so the weather radio just put a stop to my sleep tonight. Glad I woke up though, this one is a big one. Line of severe storms is producing very strong to severe winds, moving SSE at 35 knots. The storms are 15 miles north so this puts an ETA of around 25 minutes, [read more...]