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Unusual Weather

Commentary about the April 3rd 2012 north Texas tornado outbreak

During the tornado outbreak across north Texas including my home in D/FW, I was back in Tampa Bay, Florida for a vacation visiting family and friends. For days prior to the event I saw some potential for severe thunderstorm development. On the synoptic scale there were no favorable low level winds, hodographs and helicity values [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...]

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]

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...]

Snowfall possible Saturday evening!

I thought Winter was over… but it apparently has one last bite before fading away. Snowfall is possible across the northern areas of the region on Saturday evening. Accumulations will be light, if any. Areas around the Red River could receive up to 1 inch of accumulation on exposed areas. Prior to the snow however [read more...]

Snowfall for all of north Texas on Tuesday

Hey folks, looks like all of north Texas will receive some snowfall yet again on Tuesday Feb 23. Counties south of I-20 are currently under a Winter Storm Watch with forecasts estimating 4+ inches of snow, while counties in and north of the metroplex are forecast to receive 1-3 inches. Isolated areas of the southern [read more...]

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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