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Excessive Heat Continues in the Southwest on Monday

A cold front will bring relief to the Pacific Northwest on Monday, but the Southwest will see above average temperatures again. Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for many locations through Monday evening. The hottest temperatures will be in the desert as daytime high temperatures may exceed 115 degrees. Read More >

Increasing cloud cover tonight with a low chance for a few showers to the south. Low temperatures will generally be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Isolated thunderstorms will be possible near the I-20 corridor Monday and Tuesday, with better chances across Central Texas. The remainder of the the week will remain dry. Temperatures will continue to warm closer to normals for late June and early July as the week progresses.
Here's an early look at the forecast for the 4th of July Weekend (Saturday through Tuesday). There is a chance for isolated to scattered rain Friday night and Saturday, but then an upper level ridge will move across the region, potentially keeping Sunday through Tuesday dry. Temperatures will be warm/hot in the mid 90s to around 100 degrees.

 
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Supercells of April 25, 2005

Radar image from Ft. Worth Radar showing supercell storms across  Erath County at 5:02 pm CDT.

Around 3 PM, strong thunderstorms began forming in southern Parker and northern Erath counties. These storms quickly became supercellular and split into several individual storms. This activity generally moved east at around 35 mph. The strongest storms of the afternoon occurred over Dallas, Johnson, and Ellis counties. Quarter size hail was reported at 3:20 PM in Weatherford. Hail reports continued as the storms moved across the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex, ranging from marble to quarter size. Most impressive was not the size of the hail, but the quantity that fell! Drifts of hail up to 1 foot deep were common just south of the metroplex.

Five weak, brief tornadoes were reported with these storms. One was reported at 4:14 PM in south Fort Worth, just east of the Miller Brewery. 

A second tornado occurred west of Alvarado, in Johnson County, at approximately 4:25 PM. Brief tornadoes were reported near Mansfield; between Cedar Hill and Midlothian; and near Maypearl in Ellis county at 5:00. Damage to tree limbs, television antennas, and outbuildings resulted from this activity.

Supercell in Ellis County at 5:02 pm CDT

 


Later that evening, severe weather continued as storms moved across extreme north Texas. Hail to the size of golf balls and larger was reported in Fannin, Delta, and Hopkins counties. Downburst winds combined with the hail to damage homes and vehicles, especially in the Bailey community in southern Fannin County. 

Picture of hail drifts in Alvarado

Picture of funnel clouds at Whitney State Park.

Hail Covered the Ground in Alvarado

Funnel Clouds at Lake Whitney State Park

Radar image from Ft. Worth Radar showing supercell storms across SE Tarrant and East Johnson counties.
     Supercells in Tarrant/Johnson
           counties at 4:32 pm CDT
   

Funnel cloud picture near Miller Brewery in Southern Tarrant County.

Wall Cloud in Southwest Ft. Worth near Alta Mesa Blvd.

Wall Cloud near Miller Brewery 
in Southern Tarrant Co.

Wall Cloud in Southwest Ft. Worth 
(near Alta Mesa Blvd)