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Excessive Heat Continues Across the West

Dangerously hot temperatures are expected again for much of the Pacific Northwest and portions of the Southwest. Elsewhere, severe thunderstorms and heavy rain are possible across portions of New Mexico and southern High Plains. Read More >

It will be partly sunny today with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms across the west and south. Highs will be in the 80s with east winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy tonight with a chance of showers along and south of a Cisco to Hillsboro to Palestine line. Lows will be in the mid 60s to lower 70s with east to southeast winds around 5 mph.
There will be low chances of showers and thunderstorms across parts of North and Central Texas Monday through Thursday. Highs will be in the mid 80s to lower 90s and lows will be in the upper 60s to upper 70s.
There will be low chances of showers and thunderstorms across the mainly east of I-35 Friday and along and north of the I-20 corridor Friday night and Saturday. Highs will be in the lower to middle 90s and lows will be in the 70s.
Almost everyone picked up measurable (at least 0.01") rain late Friday and into Saturday across North and Central Texas. The big winners were generally west of I-35, where numerous locations picked up in excess of 1.5" of rain. DFW was a big winner as well, recording a daily rainfall record of 3.84"!
Yesterday's 3.84 inches of rain at DFW not only set a daily record for June 24th, but is also more than what we normally receive during the whole month of June. Yesterday's rainfall also put us slightly above normal for the year. So far this month, we have received 7.93 inches of rain which would make this the 5th wettest June in the 119 years of records for the official Dallas Fort Worth site. The top 4 wettest Junes are 11.58 in 1928, 11.10 in 2007, 10.49 in 2004, and 8.75 in 1989.
Yesterday's 3.31 inches of rain at Waco not only set a daily record for June 24th, but is also almost as much as we normally receive during the whole month of June. Yesterday's rainfall also put us 6.17 inches above normal for the year. So far this month, we have received 4.72 inches of rain which would make this the 25th wettest June in the 116 years of records for the official Waco site. The top 5 wettest Junes are 12.06 in 1961, 10.55 in 1927, 10.21 in 1938. 9.89 in 1919 and 8.76 in 2007.

 
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North Texas Sleet and Ice Storm
February 24, 2003

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 Preliminary Sleet/Snow/Ice Accumulation Map

A Major Winter Storm swept across all of North Texas Monday afternoon and Monday night as warm and moist air moved over a deep, cold, Arctic air mass at the surface.A major sleet and ice storm swept across North Texas on February 24th, 2003. This map shows ice accumulations from 1/3" to 3/4" across areas south of a line from Athens to Killeen. Areas north of this line experienced sleet and snow accumlations from 1/2" to near 5" inches. Most of the precipitation fell as sleet. 

Early Monday morning, a Winter Storm Watch was posted for Monday night for  southeast sections of North Texas.  As new weather data arrived later that morning, it became evident that all of North Texas would be under the gun for a winter event. Winter Storm Warnings were issued for Monday afternoon for the northwest 2/3'rds of the region, while an Ice Storm Warning was issued for Monday night across the southeast 1/3. 

The precipitation began across the west and northwest sections of North Texas around noon, where it lingered through 5 pm.

Most of the precipitation initially was in the form of sleet. New sleet showers developed across the southwestern sections of North Texas in the early evening, while some sleet and freezing rain also developed across the  south-central and southeast.

The sleet came down very heavy at times and before the precipitation ended, several locations across the north has received 3 to 4 inches of sleet and snow. Central sections of North Texas had 1 to 1 and 1/2 inches of mainly sleet.

Further south and southeast, ice accumulated between 1/4" and 3/4 inch.  The ice across the southeast caused numerous trees and power lines to fall, especially in Leon and Roberston Counties. Elsewhere, the sleet and snow helped to create numerous traffic accidents and the D/FW Airport reported numerous delays. 

While there was not a lot snow to play with, children across most of North Texas did delight in a day off from school, as some districts sent students home early Monday and many cancelled classes for Tuesday.