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Morning clouds will give way to mostly sunny conditions during the afternoon.It will be a windy and warm day on Today with highs 80 to 85. South winds 20 to 30 mph, with a few gusts approaching 40 mph this afternoon and evening will make for choppy open waters on area lakes, as well as dangerous crosswinds on east to west highways and interstates for high-profile vehicles. There is an elevated threat for grass fires, especially west of I-35/35W during the afternoon.
Another upper-level trough will dig into the Great Plains on late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night, leading to the development of a surface low over the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles. There will be a potential for discrete thunderstorm development east of a dryline and south of a warm front, with conditions likely to be favorable for thunderstorms to become severe. Confidence is increasing in this severe weather setup, as models have come into better agreement. Some uncertainty still remains however, especially with regards to timing and placement of the highest threat area. Still, interests in North and Central Texas are advised to monitor weather forecasts closley moving into the weekend.
After scattered showers and thunderstorms around daybreak, a fast-moving dryline will move east across western North and Central Texas Friday afternoon. Afternoon high temperatures will climb well into the lower 80s with gusty southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. The gusty and dry conditions with humidity values in the teens in the highlighted area will result in possible high to critical fire weather conditions. AVOID outdoor burning of any sort Friday afternoon, not just in the watch area, but all across the region. DO NOT toss lit cigarette butts from any moving vehicle. Any fires will ignite and spread quickly!
We will have a SKYWARN class Thursday evening, March 23rd, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Van Zandt County Regional Airport in Wills Point, Texas. You do NOT have to be a resident of Van Zandt County to attend. Classes are FREE with no registration required. If you want to become a SKYWARN spotter and do your part to help the NWS Fort Worth and other local agencies and jurisdictions during severe weather, you'll definitely want to attend.

 
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RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way for you to keep up with news and information that's important to you, and helps you avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information on websites. Now the content you want an be delivered directly to you without cluttering your inbox with e-mail messages. This content is called a "feed."

RSS is written in the Internet coding language known as XML (eXtensible Markup Language), which is why you see RSS buttons commonly labeled with this icon: .

RSS Readers

An RSS reader is a small software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. It allows you to scan headlines from a number of news sources in a central location.

Some browsers, such as the current versions of Firefox and Safari have built in RSS readers. If you're using a browser that doesn't currently support RSS, there are a variety of RSS readers available on the web; some are free to download and others are available for purchase. Visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/rss/ for a list of readers.

Using RSS Feeds

The first step is to choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed, also called a "channel." Follow the directions for your reader but, in most cases, here's how it works:

  • Click on the link or small XML button near the feed you want. For example, USA.gov Updates: News and Features. You'll see a page displaying XML code.
  • From your web browser's address bar, copy the URL (web address). For example, the URL you would copy for USA.gov Updates: News and Features is: http://www.usa.gov/rss/updates.xml.
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NWS Fort Worth RSS Feeds

Active Watches/Warnings/Statements by County (select county from dropdown box to the right).

Area Forecast Discussion

Provides an in depth discussion of thoughts that support forecast descisions. Updated several times a day.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

Issued at least twice a day (4am and 4pm) and more frequently as needed. Provides a local outlook for potential hazardous weather that may affect North Texas.

Special Weather Statement/Significant Weather Advisory

During the warm season, provides the public with information regarding strong thunderstorms. In the cool season, provides information regarding potential winter storms and any frost or freeze impacts expected for North Texas.

Local Storm Report

Issued when a storm report is relayed to the NWS Fort Worth office. This may be the impact of convective storms (hail, damaging winds, etc) or winter weather impacts (snowfall or ice accumulations).

Fire Weather Forecast

Issued twice a day (4am and 4pm) and provides a county by county forecast matrix for fire weather conditions. Includes a brief discussion summarizing the fire weather forecast and expected impacts.

Public Information Statement

Issued when the NWS in Fort Worth has special information that may be important for the public (weather radio outages, information regarding new services, etc).

Grass Fire Danger Statement

Issued when fire weather conditions will support rapid grass fire development.

Short Term Forecast

Issued to highlight ongoing or expected weather conditions within the first few hours of the forecast. Frequently issued and updated when precipitation is falling across North Texas.