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Cool and Dry in the East; Turning Stormy in the Northwest

Much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the East Coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

The pleasant autumn weather will continue. After a cool start to the morning, temperatures will reach the 70s by early afternoon. The humidity will remain low. South winds will gradually return, but wind speeds will remain light.
The surface high that has kept the area cool will slowly drift east away from the region, allowing for the return of south breezes 10 to 15 mph and highs in the upper 70s and 80s each day. Humidity will slowly be on the rise, with a fast moving system by Friday bringing a few showers and thunderstorms to the area. No severe weather is expected, though occasional lightning strikes will pose a hazard for outdoor activities.
There will be a low potential for showers and a few thunderstorms on Saturday, mainly across eastern zones. The better threat for more organized thunderstorms will be late Saturday into Sunday. A few storms will have the potential to be strong with gusty winds, hail, and lightning right along a strong cold front. We'll continue to refine the storm hazards as we get closer to the coming weekend.

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Astronomical Data for North Texas

The U.S. Naval Observatory (USNO) computes astronomical data.  Therefore, the NWS does not record, certify, or authenticate astronomical data.  Computed times of sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset; and twilight, moon phases and other astronomical data are available from USNO's Astronomical Applications Department (
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Seasons and Daylight Saving Time

Year Daylight
Saving Time
Begins at 2 am
Saving Time
Ends at 2 am
2017 Mar 12 Mar 20
5:29 am
Jun 20
11:24 pm
Sep 22
3:02 pm
Nov 5 Dec 21
10:28 am
2018 Mar 11 Mar 20
11:15 am
Jun 21
5:07 am
Sep 22
8:54 pm
Nov 4 Dec 21
4:23 pm
2019 Mar 10 Mar 20
4:58 pm
Jun 21
10:54 am
Sep 23
2:50 am
Nov 3 Dec 21
10:19 pm
2020 Mar 8 Mar 19
10:50 pm
Jun 20
4:44 pm
Sep 22
8:31 am
Nov 1 Dec 21
4:02 am
2021 Mar 14 Mar 20
4:37 am
Jun 20
10:32 pm
Sep 22
2:21 pm
Nov 7 Dec 21
9:59 am


Sunrise Times for Easter

Date Paris
Dallas Fort Worth Waco Cisco
Apr 16, 2017 6:50 am CDT 6:56 am CDT 6:58 am CDT 6:59 am CDT 7:05 am CDT
Apr 1, 2018 7:10 am CDT 7:15 am CDT 7:17 am CDT 7:17 am CDT 7:24 am CDT
Apr 21, 2019 6:45 am CDT 6:51 am CDT 6:53 am CDT 6:54 am CDT 7:00 am CDT
Apr 12, 2020 6:55 am CDT 7:01 am CDT 7:03 am CDT 7:03 am CDT 7:10 am CDT
Apr 4, 2021 7:05 am CDT 7:11 am CDT 7:13 am CDT 7:13 am CDT 7:20 am CDT


For more information regarding astronomical data, contact:
U.S. Naval Observatory
3450 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20392-5420
FAX: 828-271-4876