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Preliminary rainfall totals from 9/18/11

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...]

Assuming the ambient air temperature does not fall below 86 degrees by 1am tonight, then we will have set the ALL TIME highest minimum temperature at Dallas/Fort Worth airport today. The incredible heat wave is expected to continue for at least the next week, with even hotter temperatures possible next Tuesday! Afternoon high temps are [read more...]

Tornado outbreak expected Tuesday 5/24/11

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK is forecasting a large tornado outbreak on Tuesday across much of Kansas, Oklahoma, and north Texas, including the DFW Metroplex. Very favorable conditions are coming into place for Tuesday afternoon to create a ‘classic plains tornadic outbreak’ as the SPC has mentioned. EDIT: The SPC has upgraded areas [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...]

Half an inch shy of snowiest winter for DFW!

One of the snowiest winters in D/FW history has finally ended, with official totals reaching 17.1 inches. Some areas even received 25 inches of snowfall this year! A table of the top 10 snowiest winters, provided by the National Weather Service. This season ranked number 2, just half an inch behind breaking the record. D/FW [read more...]

Snowfall totals for our late March snowstorm

This unseasonably late snowfall further increased the 2009-2010 snowfall totals for our area, bringing us within 1/2 an inch of the all-time snowiest winter on record! Additionally the last time this much snow fell this late in the season was March 29 1937! Preliminary snowfall totals listed graphically below. As you can see, the heaviest [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...]

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...]

A Freeze Warning has been issued overnight from 4am to 9am Wednesday. Lows are forecast to drop to 29-30 degrees across the western and northwestern parts of the region. A Freeze Warning is issued when the first freeze of the season is expected to occur, which can kill off more vulnerable plant life. The Freeze [read more...]

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