After the complete bust of a day we had chasing April 12, we were itching to get into some storm action. Fortunately we had some better luck on April 13th in what one may argue as the the very heart of tornado alley, the Oklahoma City/Norman metro area.
I will continue to keep these blog posts brief as it’s nearly 3am and I got back from a 15 hour storm chase only an hour ago.The entire region of north Texas including DFW is part of a Moderate risk of severe weather on Monday 3/19. The primary risk will be severe straight line winds, [read more...]
This will be another brief post… after looking at the 00z model runs of the NAM, I plan to target the area around Shamrock, TX for my initial chasing area on Sunday 3/18. Storms may initiate as early as 1 to 4pm local time in that area, with wind shearing becoming increasingly favorable close to [read more...]
This will be a brief review of severe weather parameters and storm chase potential this upcoming Friday 3/16 through Tuesday 3/20. The best looking area for severe storm development Friday 3/16 through Sunday 3/18 appears to be parts of west Texas into the eastern Texas panhandle. Personally I’m thinking the Childress, TX area would be [read more...]
Now that the 2012 astronomical spring is almost upon us, it opens the doors for storm chasing season in the great plains and this year I am ready! I plan to do as much chasing as my savings will allow this season, so check back frequently for updates on potential chase days I have scheduled. I [read more...]
A quick weather update… Around the DFW Metroplex Thursday, expect a window between 8am-2pm where widespread strong to severe thunderstorm clusters develop. While the primary severe risk will be hail, straight line winds are possible and the tornado risk looks a bit complicated… within the 1st hour or 2 of a storm developing a tornado [read more...]
Radar estimated rainfall as of 2/4/12 1:40 am CST. Despite the rather favorable conditions present for a good soaking around the last 24 hours, it appears vast portions of the Metroplex escaped any measurable rain. I’m still waiting to see official observations from the CoCoRaHS network and other coop stations reporting to the National Weather [read more...]
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.