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Severe thunderstorms possible from the central Plains to the upper Midwest

Severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large hail, heavy rainfall, and a few isolated tornadoes will be possible this afternoon into tonight from the central Plains to the upper Midwest. The threat is expected to shift east into the Great Lakes region by Friday. In addition, heavy rainfall could cause localized flooding concerns. Read More >

A cold front moved through the region, which has ushered in much cooler temperatures (compared to Monday). Highs today will be in the upper 50s and lower 60ss, which is actually just about where we should be this time of year. Breezy winds this morning will gradually abate this afternoon to around 10-15 mph. Some occasional gusts to 20 mph will be possible.
A seasonably cool night is in store as lows dip into the mid and upper 30s across most locations. The most sheltered and outlying spots may dip into the upper 20s and lower 30s tonight. Winds will be light and out of the southwest at 5-10 mph.
Mild and dry conditions will continue through the second half of the week and into the weekend with temperatures near or above normal. The main concern throughout this time will be the elevated or critical fire conditions on Wednesday and Saturday as warm, dry, and windy conditions occur.
Here is the latest drought monitor for North and Central TX.
Did you know that the shortest day of the year is just a few days away? On that day, we (North & Central TX) will have approximately 10 hours of daylight. This is around 4 hours less daylight than on June Solstice. The Winter Solstice (when we start the astronomical winter) will be on Thursday December 21st, 2017.

 
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Fort Worth NWS (Tarrant County)

32º 50' N 97º 18' W

644 ft

30 Year Normals (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
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Maximum (°F) 56.5 60.3 68.0 75.8 83.1 90.4 94.5 94.8 87.5 77.6 66.5 57.1 76.0
Minimum (°F) 35.4 39.3 46.2 54.4 63.6 70.9 74.7 74.9 67.1 56.3 45.7 36.6 55.4
Precipitation (in.) 1.84 2.81 3.53 3.09 4.49 4.49 3.07 1.97 2.36 4.76 2.74 2.65 37.80
Degree
Days
Heating 592 431 275 93 11 0 0 0 6 74 290 566 2338
Cooling 2 6 30 96 269 469 608 615 375 134 23 4 2631
Monthly Precipitation
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
2017 3.24 2.10 1.02 3.93 1.03 10.04 6.95 7.19 1.42 0.74 0.82    
2016 0.93 2.17 3.65 6.63 6.01 2.76 2.01 6.38 3.17 1.25 2.11 0.54 37.61
2015 4.07 2.99 2.33 5.77 14.94 4.32 1.51 0.23 1.94 9.59 10.51 4.33 62.53
2014 0.17 0.40 1.00 2.18 2.71 4.28 1.53 1.85 2.23 2.06 2.83 1.37 22.61
2013 3.73 1.72 1.70 2.55 2.82 3.02 2.82 0.67 2.68 3.45 2.60 3.25 31.01
2012 6.01 2.40 5.52 2.42 2.02 1.77 0.35 2.82 1.95 1.43 0.04 1.60 28.33
2011 1.44 0.92 0.08 2.72 2.91 3.48 0.00 0.70 0.98 4.87 1.12 3.84 24.74
2010 2.88 2.74 3.85 3.85 3.12 3.28 4.45 1.10 9.60 1.72 1.61 1.47 37.55
2009 0.84 0.98 3.56 3.31 3.24 6.30 3.73 2.15 6.82 10.73 2.17 1.45 45.28
2008 0.28 1.47 6.11 4.30 1.72 1.98 0.45 3.40 1.22 2.29 4.09 0.73 28.04
2007 3.67 0.63 0.63 2.60 6.63 12.94 9.18 0.38 2.16 4.90 1.34 1.49 51.29
2006 1.98 3.93 3.93 2.80 2.06 2.61 2.98 1.19 2.19 2.74 2.92 3.25 32.95
2005 3.64 1.85 1.85 0.41 2.42 0.96 3.37 0.26 0.19 0.59 0.05 0.33 15.97
2004 1.53 4.21 4.21 3.08 3.24 11.52 3.61 5.06 0.63 6.00 6.35 0.65 56.96
2003 0.23 3.69 3.69 1.99 1.99 4.38 0.65 3.72 4.10 2.22 2.42 0.95 27.32
2002 3.61 1.07 1.07 4.73 5.01 3.52 3.21 1.55 2.21 7.30 0.77 5.37 45.46
2001 2.97 6.31 6.31 0.80 4.30 2.44 1.37 4.84 2.33 2.60 3.09 2.54 38.48
2000 1.74 2.14 2.14 3.77 3.14 8.36 0.06 0.00 0.54 5.06 5.75 3.10 37.27
1999 1.94 0.36 0.36 2.96 8.20 2.30 0.44 0.16 2.19 3.49 0.45 2.95 28.81
1998 2.85 3.35 3.35 1.34 2.47 0.74 1.56 2.38 1.29 6.40 4.11 5.09 36.85
1997 0.41 7.15 7.15 6.33 4.02 4.71 1.99 2.46 0.82 4.18 1.07 6.05 42.34
1996 0.88 0.21 0.21 2.88 0.83 1.98 6.93 4.05 2.09 4.65 5.95 0.95 33.22
1995 1.66 0.48 0.48 4.47 6.70 2.88 5.06 3.84 2.14 0.55 0.63 1.48 34.96
1994   2.14 2.14 3.06 5.87 1.37 6.33 2.69 1.35 7.95 5.59 2.26 NA
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann