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A strong storm system will move through the Southern Plains on Sunday and will help generate scattered showers and thunderstorms along and east of a Pacific front/dryline during the afternoon hours. A few storms could be strong during the afternoon mainly east of I-35. To the west of the dryline, critical fire weather conditions are expected. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for part of the area. A cold front will move through Sunday night allowing temperatures to cool for Monday.
A strong storm system will move through the Southern Plains on Sunday and will send a Pacific front/dryline through the area during the afternoon hours. As this front moves through, west-southwest winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts. In addition, relative humidity will drop to 15 to 20% with temperatures in the lower 70s. This will lead to a critical fire weather threat mainly west of a Jacksboro to Comanche line. Winds are expected to remain gusty through the night although moisture will increase some after dark.
Here are some fire weather safety tips for those who will experience such conditions across western North-Central Texas Sunday afternoon and evening. Avoid outdoor burning at all costs and check county burn bans to see if yours is included. If driving, please do not toss lit cigarettes out a moving vehicle, as these can cause rapidly growing grass fires that quickly could affect structures nearby.
Dry and near or slightly above seasonal normal conditions are expected Monday through Wednesday. No rainfall is expected, with lows in the 30s and highs between 55 and 65 degrees.

 
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Lightning...the underrated killer

Lightning Intro
Did you Know
Lightning Safety
Myths vs. Facts

MYTHS VS. FACTS

 
MYTH:

If it is not raining, then there is no danger from lightning.

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It's Not Raining - No Way I'll Get Struck

FACT:

Lightning often strikes outside of heavy rain and may occur as far as 10 miles away from any rainfall.

   
MYTH:

The rubber soles of shoes or rubber tires on a car will protect your from being struck by lightning.

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My Shoes Will Protect Me From Lightning

FACT:

Rubber-soled shoes and rubber tires provide NO protection from lightning. However, the steel frame of a hard-topped vehicle provides increased protection if you are not touching metal.

   
MYTH:

People struck by lightning carry an electrical charge and should not be touched.

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Don't Touch Them Or You'll Get Shocked

FACT:

Lightning-strike victims carry NO electrical charge and should be attended to immediately.

   
MYTH:

"Heat Lightning" occurs after very hot summer days and poses no threat.

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Heat Lightning Strikes When It's Hot

FACT:

What is referred to as "heat lightning" is actually lightning from a thunderstorm too far away for thunder to be heard. However, the storm may be moving in your direction!