Folks in the southern plains states of Texas, Oklahoma, and even into Arkansas will likely get a round of strong to severe thunderstorms starting Thursday evening. A strong low pressure system developing on the leeward side of the Rocky Mountains will funnel rich gulf moisture northward across the region. This same system will pull a [read more...]
Some light rain fell across the region late Wednesday and early Thursday morning. Not on par with the deluge of rain we had the night before, but still very beneficial. The entire region had at least some measurable precipitation the last 24 hours, which is great news for the drought stricken lone star state!
Very heavy rainfall fell across the entire region overnight and this morning January 25. Some high water rescues have occurred across the D/FW Metroplex this morning as well. Area wide 2 to 5 inches of rain have fallen with some isolated locations receiving even more.
4.26 inches of rain fell at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, while 4.49 inches fell at Dallas Love Field.
North Texas looks set to receive several inches of rain this upcoming week, helping provide additional relief to our long term drought. Most major computer models are showing a multi-day heavy rain event bringing upwards of 3 inches of rain area-wide. Some embedded thunderstorms are possible as well, presenting a slight hail risk. The rain [read more...]
Rainfall forecasts for this heavy rain event were extraordinarily accurate even 5 days out! Areas west of I-35 received 4-8 inches of rainfall, while a very sharp decrease in total rainfall exists east of I-35. Some areas in western north Texas even received 9 inches of rainfall. DFW Airport appears to have received about 1.5 inches. Storm [read more...]
Current forecasts have been tweaked slightly, but the overall expected pattern has not changed much the last several days. Areas west of I-35 are expected to receive the heaviest rainfall from this 3 day event, with 4-8 inches expected. Areas within the Metroplex are likely to see about 0.5 to 1 inch, with isolated pockets [read more...]
The very powerful early season winter storm currently affecting the western US, and bringing snow to higher elevations, is still expected to bring wide spread heavy rainfall to north Texas this weekend. The GFS model has consistently shown a multi-day heavy rain event to affect our entire region starting this weekend, and stretching through at least Monday morning 10/10 of next week.
Here are some preliminary rainfall totals from the afternoon and evening storms we had Sunday 9/18/11. Nowhere near enough to break or even dent the drought, but still it is a good start. First, I attached radar estimated rainfall. Radar estimated precipitation for all of north Texas. Zoomed inview for the immediate D/FW Metroplex. [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...]
Record rainfall occurred at D/FW Airport for the day of 6/21/11. Widespread heavy rainfall affected the rest of the region early this morning as well. …Record daily maximum rainfall set at Dallas Fort Worth… a record rainfall of 2.72 inches was set at Dallas Fort Worth today. This breaks the old record of 1.07 set [read more...]