After two weeks of relatively inactive weather across the southern and central plains, finally an opportunity for another storm chase presented itself. April 30 had some promise for severe weather and I was anxious to do some travelling and chase in my favorite part of the country, the Texas panhandle!
An active afternoon for the metroplex as a cluster of severe thunderstorms moved through during the early evening hours. Only hail and high wind reports today around all of north Texas, even though there were a few tornado warned storms during the day. The largest hail in the immediate metroplex was in Haltom City, with [read more...]
The National Weather Service has officially adjusted the severe weather criteria for reporting hail… Previously, hail of 0.75 inches or larger was considered severe and would prompt a severe thunderstorm warning. Now to assist with reducing the amount of severe thunderstorm warnings and more accurately advise of severe weather, severe hail size is now increased [read more...]
Heavy rains and Severe Thunderstorms are probable during the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday. The entire region is still under a Flash Flood Watch with around 2.5 inches of rain forecast the next 36 hours. Additionally the SPC in Oklahoma has our area under a ‘Slight’ severe storm risk with the main risk being [read more...]
Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Denton County. Currently the storm is over far western Denton County, but moving east at about 35 knots. If the storm holds its severity, it will reach Frisco within 45-55 minutes, or around 1:45pm. Currently the storm looks marginally severe due to hail, along with strong winds but they dont [read more...]
The SPC in Oklahoma has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the entire DFW Metroplex including Frisco. This watch expires at 6:00pm today, the main threat will be large hail, with a small possibility of severe wind gusts. Tornados are very unlikely today. URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 757 NWS STORM [read more...]
The SPC in Oklahoma has gone ahead and issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for our area, expiring at 11pm local time. Today’s threats have changed and has become mainly a hail and wind threat, while the tornado threat is now reduced to near-zero. Severe storms have developed over south central Oklahoma dumping severe-sized hail (larger [read more...]
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the entire DFW Metroplex including Frisco until 11pm. Looks like the timing on this storm system has been pushed forward a bit and I am thinking of an ETA around maybe 10pm approximately? Watch details below… URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 743 NWS [read more...]