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Rotation tracks and tornado damage from the 5/24/11 storms

I created a map of approximate mesocyclone tracks based off high res radar data in Fort Worth. I will continue adding tornado damage reports in as the National Weather Service conducts it’s damage surveys. Click here to view the complete map. So far there have been two tornadoes known to occur within the Metroplex. One in Irving, [read more...]

Preliminary storm reports from around the Metroplex

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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch issued

PDS Tornado Watch # 356 has been issued for all of central Oklahoma and parts of north central and north west Texas. Storm initiation is expected by 2 – 3pm CDT, and move ENE at 25-30kts. This means the DFW Metroplex and I-35 corridor is likely to be affected by 5-8pm CDT. URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED [read more...]

West Dallas tornado rated eF-2, six other tornadoes around north Texas

Tornado damage consistent with an eF-2 tornado was found in West Dallas during a storm survey conducted by the National Weather Service today. The tornado’s path was one half mile in length, causing significant damage to numerous structures in that area. A preliminary track map shows it crossing the Trinity River and its levees, which should debunk [read more...]

Tropical Storm Hermine & it's effects

Tropical Storm Hermine, a remarkably impactful storm for the DFW Metroplex which sits 550 miles north of the storm’s initial landfall. The storm has brought severe flooding to a 300 mile stretch of central and north Texas, along the I-35 corridor. The worst flood effects are being felt in San Antonio through Austin. Flash flooding [read more...]

Flash Flooding around the entire DFW Metroplex

Hey group… its been awhile but the weather conditions today merit an email… By now we are all aware of the heavy rainfall affecting the region, but may not be immediately aware of the flash flooding occurring around the region. Right now, several flash flood reports have come in from the area, including Plano, Dallas, [read more...]

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for north Texas

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for parts of north central Texas, including the DFW metroplex, expiring at 10pm. Thunderstorms are developing inside a destabilizing air mass along a cold front moving eastward. The storms arrival now brings it through the region within the next 2 or so hours, or before 5:30 to 6:00pm. [read more...]

This is post number 500 for Watching the Skies, an exciting achievement! The pictures here were taken in Frisco, TX during the afternoon of March 21, 2010 after our spring snow storm. [nggallery id=87]

Daily snowfall record shattered for DFW!

February 11, 2010 broke the all-time snowfall record for any calendar day and any 24-hour period with 11.2 inches of snow, as of midnight. This surpasses the previous daily record of 1.4 inches on Feb 11, 1988. This also exceeds our 24-hour record of 7.5 inches on Feb 17, 1978 and Feb 25, 1924. Lastly [read more...]

The latest from the National Weather Service, snowfall today now shatters the previous record at DFW Airport. A whopping 7.9 inches 11.2 inches of snow has fallen today 2/11/10, surpassing the previous single calendar day record of 7.8 inches set on 1/15/1964 and 1/14/1917.  The real kicker, snowfall is set to continue for a few [read more...]

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