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Weather Summary

Heavy rain event possible next weekend for DFW

For the past several days, computer models have consistently shown a powerful storm system reaching the western coast of the continental US around mid-week this upcoming week. This storm system is expected to bring drastic changes to weather for the inter-mountain regions of the western U.S. including heavy snow for higher elevations. This storm system [read more...]

North Texans, we have got a very hot and dry summer ahead of us. Long term temperature and precipitation estimates don’t look very good for our region. Record Heat: Already today we have tied a record high at D/FW Airport. This afternoon we reached 104 degrees, which ties the record set in 1918. Weather the [read more...]

A dominant ridge of high pressure has firm control of our weather for the next 7 days still, with hot temperatures around the entire region. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms will be possible Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday across the eastern half of north Texas. Ample moisture, coupled with steep mid-level lapse rates and moderate instability should [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...]

DFW Airport is just 7 days short of breaking yet another record during our cold season, this time for most consecutive days below 80 degrees F. Rank # of Days Season Dates 1 166 1918-19 Oct 21 – Apr 5 2 159 2009-10 Oct 20 – Mar 28* 3 155 1957-58 Oct 31 – Apr [read more...]

Fort Worth Tornadoes - 10 years later

10 years ago today a pair of tornadoes struck heavily populated areas in Fort Worth and Arlington, killing two and injuring 80 others. The first tornado developed quickly and moved through downtown Fort Worth, causing severe damage to numerous high rises along with other structures and vehicles. A significant hailstorm also affected areas north of [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...]

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...]

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