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High Winds Creating Critical Fire Weather Threats in California; Heavy Rains Along Gulf Coast

Strong to high winds are creating critical fire weather conditions across much of California, and explosive fire growth in Southern California. Wind gradients gradually weaken Sunday and through mid next week. Conversely, very wet conditions will develop this week as week along the Gulf Coast; and unsettled weather pattern to the north with snow from the Great Basin to the High Plains. Read More >

An upper level disturbance will bring another round of showers and isolated thunderstorms early this week. Rain chances will begin on Monday, but will be highest on Tuesday. An isolated thunderstorm will also be possible, but severe weather is not expected.
Maybe you've heard a rumor about wintry weather before Christmas? It's true, some of the forecast data does suggest a weather pattern favorable for winter weather. However, this potential event is so far out (beyond 7 days in fact), that a great deal of uncertainty exists, and as a result, we cannot definitively pin down what the weather pattern will look like. We know that arctic air is likely to surge through the region late Thursday and into Friday. We do NOT know whether precipitation will be able to develop in the cold airmass, as this will depend on the position of upper-level features which are being poorly modeled at this time. The two main scenarios are either for a mainly dry and cold forecast, or one with impacts from freezing rain, sleet, and snow across the region. Keep checking back for updates as the potential impacts from this next system become more certain.
Another cold front will move into the region this evening and overnight. This front will result in a north wind shift, but gusty winds are not expected until Thursday. Low temperatures tonight and Thursday morning will be in the 30s for most locations.

 
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Chalk Mountain (Erath County)

32º 09' N 97º 56' W

1150 ft

30 Year Precipitation Normals (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
1.83 2.37 3.12 2.89 4.60 4.56 1.84 2.37 3.07 3.51 2.24 2.13 34.53
Monthly Precipitation
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
2014                          
2013 3.62 1.20 0.49 2.03 2.78 0.65 3.38 1.63 4.10 2.69 1.62 5.40 29.59
2012 5.89 2.74 4.93 0.36 4.32 1.69 1.24 1.48 3.59 0.52 0.00    
2011 1.05 1.17 0.07 0.98 3.28 0.27 0.20 0.86 1.74 3.16 1.04  3.37 17.19
2010 3.38 1.45 2.79 3.07 1.55 2.88 1.62 0.63 6.17 2.47 0.73 1.13 27.87

2009

0.74

0.79

3.92

5.04

3.18

1.33

3.52

0.67

7.24

7.35

1.88

1.07

36.73

2008

1.11

1.15

3.22

5.21

1.40

2.19

1.18

3.39

1.13

1.81

0.82

0.10

22.71

2007

4.14

0.75

6.17

5.50

9.14

13.41

7.50

1.80

3.07

3.17

1.81

0.86

57.32

2006

3.58

1.56

5.81

3.24

2.55

1.92

0.71

2.55

1.22

4.22

2.55

1.13

31.04

2005

1.78

3.70

1.74

0.00

4.01

1.26

2.03

5.80

1.05

0.86

0.00

0.48

22.71

2004

1.59 4.59 1.00 8.08 2.27 10.56 0.59 4.86 1.70 2.13 7.88 0.22 45.47

2003

0.88

3.55

1.64

2.75

2.89

4.82

1.47

2.45

3.63

2.41

0.55

0.95

27.99

2002

2.16

1.25

6.16

3.31

7.06

3.60

3.15

0.35

2.19

5.13

0.89

3.39

38.64

2001

3.63

4.54

3.73

1.00

2.59

1.68

0.17

4.72

2.16

1.93

4.25

2.02

32.42

2000

1.63

0.95

0.75

2.89

1.91

9.37

0.00

0.00

0.28

5.67

5.44

1.80

30.69

1999

1.53 0.00 2.24 2.50 2.66 3.36 0.21 0.00 1.29 2.14 0.00 2.24 18.17
1998 1.66 4.30 4.26 0.33 1.95 3.38 1.19 1.34 2.45 3.30 4.46 2.50 31.12
1997 1.22 7.53 3.05 6.40 2.85 6.51 1.67 0.89 0.82 5.15 1.18 4.05 41.32
1996 0.90 0.29 1.06 2.46 2.50 3.54 3.86 6.93 5.34 2.10 2.77 0.31 32.06
1995 1.92 0.41 4.83 2.78 5.86 4.15 8.03 2.16 2.71 0.21 1.78 0.72 35.56
1994 1.33 1.94 1.48 2.65 6.94 2.35 1.73 6.05 6.58 5.89 5.11 2.89 44.94
1993 2.14 3.58 3.30 2.36 3.10 3.48 0.00 0.07 3.15 6.83 1.95 2.14 32.10
1992 3.25 4.62 1.71 2.16 3.94 3.64 1.18 2.60 1.35 1.12 3.09 5.04 33.70
1991 3.59 1.80 0.93 3.31 5.38 4.70 0.72 M 3.39 8.65 1.19 9.86 NA
1990 1.96 3.64 4.70 6.56 4.17 3.23 2.81 5.58 3.52 2.35 2.93 0.79 42.24
1989 2.38 4.10 8.97 2.22 8.61 7.83 1.51 4.70 2.80 0.62 0.65 0.47 44.86
1988 0.30 0.77 1.48 0.77 3.06 7.25 2.30 0.07 5.13 1.93 0.51 1.84 25.41
1987 1.31 4.51 1.50 0.27 7.16 3.82 1.36 0.93 2.51 1.14 2.09 1.42 28.02
1986 0.00 1.76 0.72 1.19 8.41 8.82 1.43 1.70 14.38 3.34 1.75 7.40 50.90
1985 0.95 1.99 2.16 4.44 2.39 2.53 0.92 1.28 1.05 5.77 1.79 0.83 26.10
1984 1.15 1.37 4.91 0.91 2.74 2.31 0.94 1.78 0.81 5.40 1.89 3.30 27.51
1983 1.13 0.89 2.60 0.54 6.86 1.12 0.47 1.82 0.78 2.22 1.08 1.02 20.53
1982 1.12 2.64 2.41 2.76 11.21 5.34 2.03 0.67 0.89 2.34 4.31 2.16 37.88
1981 0.65 0.79 4.28 1.94 4.55 6.45 1.00 1.51 3.53 6.79 1.36 0.45 33.30
1980 1.63 1.03 1.35 2.02 6.57 0.98 0.75 0.38 4.58 0.22 1.73 2.78 24.02
1979 4.00 3.11 5.56 3.90 6.99 2.61 2.41 3.76 0.90 1.93 0.34 3.70 39.21
1978 1.60 3.04 0.97 1.30 6.39 1.17 0.39 1.45 2.94 0.84 3.70 0.66 24.45
1977 2.65 1.51 7.08 5.10 2.53 0.71 1.09 3.60 2.77 1.56 1.68 0.16 30.44
1976 0.10 0.72 2.57 4.70 4.42 2.37 3.29 1.82 4.93 5.16 0.91 2.45 33.44
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
1975 0.75 3.61 1.56 3.76 3.95 1.75 3.63 0.73 3.89 0.46 0.46 1.24 25.79
1974 1.59 1.46 0.40 0.73 2.81 2.56 0.57 4.78 5.78 6.21 1.47 1.33 29.69
1973 4.04 2.36 2.31 6.82 2.66 5.23 2.81 0.47 3.55 4.98 1.80 0.55 37.58
1972 1.12 0.41 0.10 4.31 3.61 1.86 2.82 0.73 4.55 4.15 2.52 0.22 26.40
1971 0.05 1.77 0.08 2.53 3.57 0.87 6.55 3.66 5.03 8.19 2.24 5.04 39.58
1970 0.98 4.35 3.92 2.12 4.06 0.73 1.22 0.37 4.63 1.55 0.08 0.52 24.53
1969 0.30 2.01 3.69 6.83 4.94 1.55 0.93 4.15 1.13 7.05 1.86 2.13 36.57
1968 6.32 2.15 3.57 4.36 7.64 3.09 4.50 2.33 2.15 0.73 3.73 0.86 41.43
1967 0.27 0.62 2.11 2.96 3.60 2.03 7.00 0.77 6.11 2.76 1.95 2.45 32.63
1966 1.12 1.80 0.86 6.05 1.28 2.40 0.20 3.58 4.71 0.75 0.32 0.65 23.72
1965 3.57 3.25 0.58 0.41 8.26 0.71 0.38 1.58 1.20 3.76 2.74 2.75 29.19
1964 4.55 1.40 3.27 4.99 1.19 1.40 2.00 1.67 3.88 2.23 2.57 0.79 29.94
1963   0.00 3.39 2.10 0.91 1.15 1.85 0.80 5.39 1.47 NA
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann


Location below

Map of the Chalk Mountain region

Map from tiger.census.gov