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Flash Flood Watch for North Central Texas through Friday Afternoon – Includes Dallas and Ft. Worth

Due to anticipated heavy rainfall Thursday morning through late Thursday night, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the following counties in north central Texas:  Montague, Cooke, Grayson, Fannin, Lamar, Jack, Wise, Denton, Collin, Hunt, Delta, Hopkins, Parker, tarrant, Dallas, Rockwall, Kaufman, Van Zandt and Rains.  This includes the cities of Dallas, Ft. Worth, McKinney, Gainesville, Sherman, Paris, Sulphur Springs, Greenville, Decatur and Weatherford.  Subject to updates as additional model data rolls in later today, two rounds of heavy rain are expected across north central Texas…the first early Thursday morning and the second later in the day on Thursday and into the nighttime hours with the second cold front arriving.  Overall 2 to 4 inches of rain is expected with some areas receiving more depending upon where training bands of rainfall set up.  Stay tuned for additional updates as the forecast refines itself over the next 24 hours.

Flash Flood Watch hpc_total_precip_tx_12

 

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
408 AM CDT WED JUL 16 2014

TXZ091>095-101>107-117>123-162100-
/O.NEW.KFWD.FF.A.0003.140717T1200Z-140718T1800Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-HUNT-
DELTA-HOPKINS-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-
RAINS-
408 AM CDT WED JUL 16 2014

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN NORTH CENTRAL 
  TEXAS...COLLIN...COOKE...DALLAS...DENTON...FANNIN...GRAYSON... 
  HUNT...JACK...KAUFMAN...MONTAGUE...PARKER...ROCKWALL...TARRANT 
  AND WISE. IN NORTHEAST TEXAS...DELTA...HOPKINS...LAMAR...RAINS 
  AND VAN ZANDT. 

* FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON

* TWO ROUNDS OF LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ARE FORECAST TO AFFECT THE
  FLASH FLOOD WATCH AREA. THE FIRST ROUND WILL OCCUR ON
  THURSDAY...WITH THE SECOND ROUND LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO
  FRIDAY. TWO DAY RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY
  HIGHER AMOUNTS...ARE FORECAST ACROSS THE WATCH AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY
RAIN WHICH MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. YOU SHOULD MONITOR THE
LATEST FORECASTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED FOR
YOUR AREA.

 

4 PM Severe Weather Summary & Update

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A line of heavy storms with embedded severe thunderstorms continues to develop south this afternoon into the Hill Country. At 3:50 PM the leading edge of this line of storms extended Sherman, McKinney, Dallas, Midlothian, Grandview, Hamilton, San Saba, Mason, Junction line. This line of storms is progressing east at varying speeds. This is most evident over the D/FW Metroplex where a rear inflow jet (strong winds aloft) have pushed the line segment eastward much more quickly than areas further south. This is resulting in wind gusts up to 50 MPH along with heavy rain but is reducing the threat of widespread flash flooding across the metroplex since the storms are now moving much more quickly.

Some storms in the line are severe with hail up to the size of ping-pong balls reported over the past hour. This is most true with a hail core approaching Goldthwaite. Smaller hail up to the size of quarters has been reported in Tarrant county. Wind gusts up to 55 MPH may impact portions of Dallas and Ellis counties over the next 30 minutes with the segment of the storm that has accelerated eastward thanks to the strong winds aloft. Additional showers and thunderstorms are forming across western North Texas from Bowie to Eastland. These storms are not expected to be nearly as intense in terms of rainfall intensity as they move east/northeast but will still drop rain. Further south across the Hill Country the line of storms continues to build south where instability values remain supportive of localized severe weather will be possible in the form of hail and damaging wind gusts.

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A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect tonight across Northeast Texas into parts of East Texas, Central Texas, and South Texas including Texarkana, Paris, Dallas, Tyler, Waco, Bryan/College Station, Austin, San Antonio, Kerrville, Uvalde, Beeville, and Victoria where flash flooding will be possible this evening and tonight. Short-term high resolution weather model guidance continues to suggest heavy rain and flash flooding will be a significant issue. Here is a graphic showing one model’s output for tonight. This is NOT a forecast but this weather model has done well over the past couple of days. This type of rain would be great but too much at once could cause issues.

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Severe Thunderstorms Southeast of Dallas

Multiple severe thunderstorms have developed over portions of Hill and Ellis Counties over the past 45 minutes. Another new cell has developed just east of Waco and could also become severe over the next 15 minutes. These storms have developed in a very unstable airmass characterized by Convective Available Potential Energy values exceeding 3,500 J/Kg. Anything over 2,000 J/Kg is considered quite unstable. These storms will continue to move east/northeast at about 30 MPH with a threat of large hail up to the size of ping pong balls and localized damaging winds over 60 MPH. The Storm Prediction Center has indicated they may issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for parts of East Texas ahead of these storms if they continue to organize and strengthen over the next little while.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
614 PM CDT FRI MAY 9 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EASTERN ELLIS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
SOUTHERN KAUFMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 615 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING PING PONG BALL SIZE
HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS
LOCATED NEAR PALMER…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
FERRIS AROUND 620 PM…
COTTONWOOD AROUND 640 PM…
GRAYS PRAIRIE AROUND 645 PM…
KAUFMAN AND KEMP AROUND 655 PM…
MABANK AROUND 705 PM…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
615 PM CDT FRI MAY 9 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN NAVARRO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
HENDERSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…

* UNTIL 715 PM CDT

* AT 614 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 7
MILES NORTHWEST OF KERENS…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH. ANOTHER
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED NEAR MOORE STATION AND WAS ALSO
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
TRINIDAD AROUND 625 PM…
TOOL AROUND 640 PM…
SEVEN POINTS AND MALAKOFF AROUND 645 PM…
ENCHANTED OAKS AND CANEY CITY AROUND 650 PM…
GUN BARREL CITY AROUND 700 PM…
EUSTACE AROUND 715 PM…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
626 PM CDT FRI MAY 9 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
SOUTHEASTERN HILL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
NORTHWESTERN LIMESTONE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
EASTERN MCLENNAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 627 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES
WEST OF HALLSBURG…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
HALLSBURG AND NORTHCREST AROUND 635 PM…
MART AROUND 645 PM…
HUBBARD AROUND 730 PM…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO A STURDY SHELTER UNTIL THE STORM HAS
PASSED.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE…SEEK SHELTER IN A STRONG BUILDING AND
STAY INSIDE…AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

Tornado Warning for Northeast Dallas County until 4:15 PM

A Tornado Warning has been issued for northeast Dallas county until 4:15 PM. A possble tornado is located 6 miles southwest of Garland moving east at 40 MPH. THis storm produced a possible tornado in Cockrill Hill earlier which resulted in some damage. THis storm also caused injuries in Johsnon County where two mobile homes were destroyed. If you’re in Garland, Sunnyvale, Rowlett, or Sachse take your tornado safety precautions!

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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
339 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2014

TXC113-082115-
/O.CON.KFWD.TO.W.0007.000000T0000Z-140508T2115Z/
DALLAS TX-
339 PM CDT THU MAY 8 2014

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 415 PM CDT FOR
NORTHEASTERN DALLAS COUNTY…

AT 339 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS TORNADO WAS
LOCATED 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF GARLAND…MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR…
GARLAND AND SUNNYVALE AROUND 345 PM CDT…
ROWLETT AND SACHSE AROUND 350 PM CDT…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE TO AN INTERIOR BATHROOM…CLOSET…OR HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST
FLOOR OF YOUR BUILDING. COVER YOURSELF WITH BLANKETS…PILLOWS…OR A
MATTRESS FOR PROTECTION.

&&

LAT…LON 3298 9664 3298 9652 3280 9652 3277 9667
3281 9677 3289 9676
TIME…MOT…LOC 2039Z 251DEG 34KT 3285 9667

6:15pm Severe Weather Update

Here’s the latest look at radar with storms, many severe, ongoing from south of Paris, Ennis area just south of Dallas, west of Hillsboro, in and around the Waco, Killeen and Lampasas corridor and then further south between Mason and Round Mountain west of Austin.  The storms south of Paris, between Clarksville, Cooper and Greenville which are forming along an old outflow boundary from this morning’s rain, are moving south southeast at around 30mph and have really begun to get their act together just over the past 3o minutes or so.  Storms further south which have formed along the surface trough are moving generally east/southeast at around 20m-25mph.  Additional development is expected along this entire line throughout the evening hours.   All of these storms are tapping into roughly 1,500 to 2,000 joules per kilogram of instability…which means any of them could be capable of becoming severe quite quickly with 1+ inch hail, high winds and frequent cloud to ground lightning.  The tornado potential is still low, but is non-zero for folks from about Dallas east/northeastward.  We’ll continue to keep you updated as the latest severe storm warnings are issued.  Stay safe everyone!!!

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