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Strong Winds and Critical Fire Weather Conditions Likely over California

Critical fire weather conditions will continue over portions of California today. Very strong winds with gusts over 60 mph combined with dry humidity values will create an environment conducive to extreme fire danger and explosive fire growth over southern California. Winds are expected to diminish later today and tonight. Read More >

Clouds will be on the increase late tonight, and some patchy fog could develop across parts of the region after midnight. Otherwise, winds will be light and temperatures will generally fall into the 40s tonight.
It'll be a cloudy and wet Monday (for some) across North and Central TX. Afternoon high temperatures will climb into the 50s area-wide with increasing rain chances through the day. The best rain chances will be across Central and East TX. Mostly showers are expected, but a few embedded thunderstorms will also be possible.
Forecast models are showing cold air arriving next week around December 22nd and 23rd (on average). What we do not know for sure yet is exactly when the cold air arrives, how cold temperatures will be, and if there will be any precipitation and what kind. We will be providing updates when/as we acquire better confidence in the late week forecast.
Are you shopping or are outdoor activities part of your plans for this upcoming week? Take a look at this week weather outlook. We will have a little bit of everything: rain chances Monday and Tuesday, dry Wednesday and Thursday, and a strong cold front on track for Thursday night and into the holiday weekend. Stay tuned for updates and further details as new data becomes available.

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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