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Snow Will Persist in the Northeast and Great Lake States

Heavy Lake Effect snow will continue to the lee of the Great Lakes for the next couple of days. Snow will also return to the Northeast by Tuesday as another front moves in. Bitter cold wind chills can be expected in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Freezing temperatures will even impact central Florida. Meanwhile, elevated fire weather conditions will persist in southern California. Read More >

Temperatures tonight will be in the mid 30s to low 40s across the region. Skies will be mostly clear with west/southwest winds between 5 to 10 mph.
Temperatures on Monday will be around 10-15 degrees above normal throughout the region. Winds will be out of the west between 5 to 10 mph, with mostly sunny skies.
With an elevated fire weather threat today, here are some tips to help prevent wildfires!
Here is the latest drought monitor (released 12/07/2017) for areas that are serviced by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. With below normal rainfall, drought conditions have worsened across North and Central TX over the past couple of weeks. Some parts of the area have worsened to attain D2 or Severe drought status. Little to no rain is expected over the next 3 to 5 days. As a result, there may be some fire weather concerns that crop up over the next several days.
Did you know that the shortest day of the year is just a few days away? On that day, we (North & Central TX) will have approximately 10 hours of daylight. This is around 4 hours less daylight than on June Solstice. The Winter Solstice (when we start the astronomical winter) will be on Thursday December 21st, 2017.

 
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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