National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Here are your weather headlines for North and Central TX for the upcoming week (Monday thru Thursday).
It will be cloudy, breezy and warmer today with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Normal highs for this time of the year are in the upper 50s to lower 60s, but highs today will be 10 to over 15 degrees above normal with 70s to near 80 degrees expected. South winds at 15 to 25 mph will occur with some gusts over 35 mph possible along and west of the I-35 corridor.
We will have another cloudy, breezy, warm, and humid night tonight. Lows will be in the 60s which will be slightly above our normal highs for this time of the year! There will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms across all of North and Central Texas. Winds will be southerly at 15 to 25 mph.
Rain chances increase Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain chances will linger into Thursday as well. Due to abundant moisture and lift, there will be a risk of flooding. The flooding will most likely be confined to low-lying and flood-prone areas, as well as small streams and creeks. Isolated instances of Flash Flooding will be possible. Check back to the forecast for updates!
We will have well above normal temperatures through Tuesday. A cold front will move through the region Tuesday night and Wednesday morning bringing cooler weather Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures will start to moderate on Friday and we will have above normal again for the weekend.
Join us Tuesday, February 20th, for our SKYWARN class in Cooper, Texas (Delta County) at the Delta County Civic Center. We will be hosting the basic session from 6 PM to 8PM. All SKYWARN classes are free and open to all ages. No registration is required!
Join us Tuesday, February 20th, for our SKYWARN class in Glen Rose, Texas (Somervell County) at the Somervell County Fire Department. We will be hosting the basic session from 630 PM to 830PM. All SKYWARN classes are free and open to all ages. No registration is required!

 
Text Product Selector (Selected product opens in current window)
Latest Text Products Issued (Experimental)
Safe Rooms Icon Cooperatirve Rainfall (CoCoRaHs) icon Storm Ready Icon AirNow Icon

Soaring Forecast


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE DALLAS - FORT WORTH AREA. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR DFW           DATE... 02/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -1.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 3.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 5.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 10.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 13.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 2500 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 4400 FT MSL
DFW MAX TEMPERATURE....... 76 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 81 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 232 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 165 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 42 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 195 DEGREES AT 51 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 200 DEGREES AT 60 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 220 DEGREES AT 51 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 225 DEGREES AT 44 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 220 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 215 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 36 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 37 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 61 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 62 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 49 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 60 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 235 DEGREES AT 68 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

_____________________________________________________________


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE AMARILLO - PANHANDLE REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR AMA           DATE... 02/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -15.0
       5000 FT MSL........ -6.5
       6000 FT MSL........ -5.0
      10000 FT MSL........ -2.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 4.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 8500 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 11800 FT MSL
AMA MAX TEMPERATURE....... 74 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 66 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 442 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 200 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 255 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 245 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 34 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 58 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 52 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 61 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 235 DEGREES AT 63 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 64 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 61 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 62 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 49 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 60 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 235 DEGREES AT 68 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

_____________________________________________________________


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE MIDLAND - WEST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR MAF           DATE... 02/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -11.0
       5000 FT MSL........ -3.5
       6000 FT MSL........ -1.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 1.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 6.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 5200 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 8600 FT MSL
MAF MAX TEMPERATURE....... 77 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 74 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 326 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 185 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 260 DEGREES AT 29 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 41 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 52 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 58 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 54 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 54 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 235 DEGREES AT 58 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 69 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 235 DEGREES AT 86 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

_____________________________________________________________


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE SHREVEPORT - EAST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR SHV           DATE... 02/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 0.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 3.0
       6000 FT MSL........ 3.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 13.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 16.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 2500 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 3000 FT MSL
SHV MAX TEMPERATURE....... 77 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 82 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 191 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 170 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 34 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 200 DEGREES AT 44 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 205 DEGREES AT 40 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 205 DEGREES AT 41 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 215 DEGREES AT 39 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 225 DEGREES AT 41 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 215 DEGREES AT 47 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 205 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 36 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 41 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 44 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 51 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 235 DEGREES AT 52 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

_____________________________________________________________


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE BROWNSVILLE - DEEP SOUTH TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR BRO           DATE... 02/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -1.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 0.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 2.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 12.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 14.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 1800 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 4800 FT MSL
BRO MAX TEMPERATURE....... 85 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 83 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 286 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 180 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 40 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 41 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 47 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 47 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 50 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 42 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 41 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 37 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 29 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 185 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 205 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 180 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 200 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 195 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 190 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 34 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 45 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

_____________________________________________________________


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI - MID-TEXAS GULF COAST REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR CRP           DATE... 02/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -0.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 2.0
       6000 FT MSL........ 3.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 13.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 13.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 2600 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 3100 FT MSL
CRP MAX TEMPERATURE....... 83 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 84 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 202 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 170 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 40 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 49 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 52 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 45 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 190 DEGREES AT 44 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 190 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 200 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 235 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 200 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 205 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 34 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 44 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 190 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 34 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 45 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

_____________________________________________________________


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE DEL RIO - BIG BEND/EWARDS PLATEAU REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR DRT           DATE... 02/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -5.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 1.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 4.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 6.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 10.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 3700 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 4000 FT MSL
DRT MAX TEMPERATURE....... 81 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 84 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 194 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 110 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 140 DEGREES AT 28 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 150 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 215 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 225 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 220 DEGREES AT 28 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 29 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 32 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 39 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 40 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 235 DEGREES AT 40 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 40 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 50 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 51 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 56 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 44 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 190 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 34 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 45 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

_____________________________________________________________