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We had a warmer and drier than normal September at DFW. North Texas. The mean temperature at DFW was 81.4 degrees which is 3.5 degrees above normal. DFW only recorded 0.89 inches of rain during the month of September which is 1.57 inches below normal. Rainfall was below normal across most of North Texas east of a Killeen to Arlington to Greenville to Sherman line. Some other monthly rainfall amounts across the region include: Arlington: 1.38" Bowie: 3.22" Corsicana 0.21" Dallas Executive Airport 2.38" Dallas Love Field 1.74" Denton 2.53" Fort Worth Alliance 4.47" Fort Worth Meacham 4.14" Gainesville 3.79" McKinney 6.07" Mineral Wells 2.83" Palestine 1.25" Paris 2.87" Sherman Denison 1.88" Terrell 1.95"
We had three fronts that moved through North Texas during the month of September. They each brought brief cool-downs giving us only seven days with below normal temperatures. The average high temperature for the month was 91.0 degrees which is 2.6 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 71.9 degrees which was 4.4 degrees above normal. This resulted in a mean monthly temperature of 81.5 degrees which is 3.5 degrees above normal. September 2016 was the 14th warmest on record. Records for the official Dallas Fort Worth site go back to September 1, 1898 (119 years). DFW had two 100- degree days (September 19th & 20th) which is one above normal. DFW had 18 100-degree days this year which was the normal number.
We had a warmer and drier than normal September across Central Texas. The mean temperature at Waco was 80.5 degrees which is 2.4 degrees above normal. Waco only recorded 0.72 inches of rain during the month of September which is 2.34 inches below normal.
We had three fronts that moved through Central Texas during the month of September. They each brought brief cool-downs giving Waco ten days with below normal temperatures. The average high temperature for the month was 91.3 degrees which is 1.5 degrees above normal. The average low temperature was 69.6 degrees which was 3.2 degrees above normal. This resulted in a mean monthly temperature of 80.5 degrees which was 2.4 degrees above normal. September 2016 was the 30th warmest on record. Records for the official Waco site go back to December 1, 1901 (115 Septembers).
We will have nice fall weather through Monday with mostly sunny days and mostly clear nights. Lows will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s and highs will be in the upper 70s to mid 80s. As an upper level trough and cold front approach, we will have an increase in cloud cover Tuesday with low chances of showers and thunderstorms along and northwest of a Comanche to Gainesville line Tuesday afternoon and along and north of a Goldthwaite to Canton line Tuesday night.

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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.