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Excessive Heat Continues in the Southwest on Monday

A cold front will bring relief to the Pacific Northwest on Monday, but the Southwest will see above average temperatures again. Excessive Heat Warnings are in effect for many locations through Monday evening. The hottest temperatures will be in the desert as daytime high temperatures may exceed 115 degrees. Read More >

There will be a risk for rain and storms today as an upper level trough slides southward through North and Central TX. The best rain chances will be across western portions of North TX and across Central TX. Widespread severe weather is unlikely, but a few storms may contain gusty winds and heavy rain. Afternoon max temperatures will climb into the 80s.
Low storm chances will linger tonight across portions of western North TX and across Central TX. Overnight low temperatures should be comfortable with readings in the 60s and 70s.
After the nice break from the heat over the weekend, temperatures will warm up again into the 90s this week. There will be low chances of showers and thunderstorms across parts of North and Central Texas this week. Highs will be in the lower 90s and lows will be in the low-to-upper 70s.
Here's an early look at the forecast for the 4th of July Weekend (Saturday through Tuesday). There is a chance for isolated to scattered rain Friday night and Saturday, but then an upper level ridge will move across the region, potentially keeping Sunday through Tuesday dry. Temperatures will be warm/hot in the mid 90s to around 100 degrees.

 
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June 13th 2012 Severe Storms

 
 

Isolated severe storms developed across northern sections of North Texas late in the afternoon on June 13th, 2012. The storms pummeled parts of Dallas, Collin, and Fannin counties with hail the size of baseballs (2.75"), oranges (3"), and softballs (4.25"). Numerous cars and houses were severely damaged by the very large hail. Early damage estimates suggest that this storm may cost $900 million, making it one of the costliest hail storms ever in Texas. 

The Fannin County storm also produced a brief EF0 tornado and damaging straight line winds. The tornado damage occurred one mile north of the city of Randolph. Damage was done to homes, barns and crops. The highest wind speeds were approximately 85 mph. Large trees were snapped in the area near CR 4145 and CR 4160. 

Costliest Hail Storms in Texas
(in 2013 dollars)

1.  May 5, 1995 (Mayfest) - North Texas, $1.62 billion 

2.  April 28, 1992 - Fort Worth and Waco, $1.21 billion 

3.  April 5, 2003 - North Texas, $1.13 billion 

4.  June 13, 2012 - North Texas, estimated $901 million

5.  April 28, 1995 - DFW Airport, $654 million

6.  May 8, 1981 - Palo Pinto County to Dallas, $486 million

Data Source:
Insurance Council of Texas

Southern Fannin County Hail

City of Irving Hail

Parker (Collin County) Hail

City of Grand Prairie Hail

Northpark Center Hail

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