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Partly cloudy. Increasing cloudiness late across Central Texas. With increasing humidity, low tonight will be in the 50s. Winds will be southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
We will have increasing cloudiness and warm Thursday. Highs in the 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Southerly winds will bring increasing Gulf moisture to the region Thursday through Friday. Low chances of showers and thunderstorms will return Thursday night through Friday evening with the approach of an upper level disturbance. Lows Thursday night will be in the mid 50s to lower 60s and with increasing humidity lows Friday night will be in the 60s area wide. Highs will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s Friday.
There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day Saturday. The better threat for more organized thunderstorms will be Saturday evening through Sunday morning ahead of a cold front. Some of these storms may become severe, producing damaging winds and large hail. Locally heavy rain that could result in flooding and cloud to ground lightning will also be possible. Expect gusty northerly winds behind the front that will sweep through the Bowie and Breckenridge areas before midnight and through the Palestine and Cameron areas by late Sunday morning.

 
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September 2010 Review

Tropical Storm Hermine brought a deluge to the I-35 corridor, with widespread storm totals in excess of 5 inches.  Over 10 inches fell in south Arlington, resulting in high water rescues.  A life was lost in Johnson County as a result of the flooding.  Another flood death occurred in Bell County where many areas saw more than 10 inches of rain.

Bell County Storm Totals
Location Precipitation
Youngsport 11.27
Fort Hood 11.26
Killeen 11.13
Stillhouse Hollow 10.66

 

Hermine Rainfall

         

 

Both DFW and Waco recorded 24-hour precipitation totals that are among the highest on record. 

Dallas/Fort Worth
Greatest 24-Hour Precipitation Totals
Rank Precipitation Date
1 9.57 Sep 4-5, 1932
2 8.81 Apr 24-25, 1922
3 7.44 Sep 20-21, 1900
4 6.99 May 23-24, 1908
5 6.03 May 16-17, 1949
6 5.91 Sep 30-Oct 1, 1959
7 5.85 Sep 3-4, 1943
8 5.75 Sep 7-8, 2010
9 5.40 Aug 17-18, 1915
10 5.34 May 16-17, 1989

Waco
Greatest 24-Hour Precipitation Totals
Rank Precipitation Date
1 7.98 Dec 20, 1997
2 7.18 May 11-12, 1953
3 6.40 Jun 16-17, 1938
4 6.03 Sep 26-27, 1936
5 5.98 Sep 11-12, 1913
6 5.89 Sep 7-8, 2010
7 5.72 Oct 30-31, 1974
8 5.67 Oct 1-2, 1927
9 5.56 Jun 13-14, 1927
10 5.40 Dec 3-4, 1913

 

 

 

In addition to the torrential rains, Hermine spawned several tornadoes across North Texas.  The strongest was rated EF-2, impacting west Dallas near the intersection of Mockingbird Lane and Irving Blvd. The tornado caused minor roof damage to several buildings and caused extensive damage to a warehouse. 

Hermine Tornadoes

         

For the second consecutive year, September ranks among the wettest on record. 

 

 

Dallas/Fort Worth
Greatest Precipitation Totals for September
Rank Precipitation Year
1 10.80 1932
2 9.52 1964
3 9.12 1900
4 9.09 2010
5 7.31 1943
6 7.30 1936
7 7.29 1913
8 7.16 1973
9 6.54 1980
10 6.52 2009

Waco
Greatest Precipitation Totals for September
Rank Precipitation Year
1 11.17 1913
2 10.39 1936
3 9.49 2010
4 9.37 1942
5 9.11 1935
6 8.14 2009
7 7.29 1970
8 6.80 1974
9 6.57 1990
10 6.43 1932