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Most of North and Central Texas is under an Excessive Heat Warning Thursday through Sunday. Temperatures will rise to well past the century mark each afternoon, with temperatures likely to reach record levels in many locations. These temperatures can result in heat-related illness quickly for those working outdoors. Never leave young children or pets in an enclosed vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can rise quickly to life- threatening levels.
Very hot temperatures will continue through this weekend and into early next week. Some areas will be near or surpass record temperatures, and it appears likely that both DFW and Waco will break their daily high temperature records tomorrow (Friday) and again on Saturday. Maximum heat index values will be in the 103-113 degree range. If you're outdoors, be sure to stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, and seek shaded areas!
With the upcoming stretch of oppressive heat, here are some heat safety tips!
Here's the difference between the Heat Advisory vs. Excessive Heat Warning. Regardless of the products in effect, you need to be sure that you are prepared. Drink plenty of water, dress of heat and reduce your time in the sun. Help the elderly, kids and pets stay cool! Never leave children, disabled adults or pets in parked vehicles. Beat the heat, check the backseat!
With extreme heat in the forecast, make sure you can recognize heat- related illness symptoms! El calor extremo esta en el pronostico... Asegurese de que pueda reconocer los sintomas de enfermedades relacionadas con el calor.
A warm night is expected tonight with some locations staying in the 80s. Winds will be out of the south around 10-15 mph with clear skies.

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April 3rd 2012 Severe Weather Outbreak

Johnson County Tornado

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth have given portions of the damage near Joshua a preliminary rating of EF-1, with estimated wind speeds up to 100 mph.  The tornado had a path length of 1.1 miles and a maximum width of 60 yards.  Additional information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Johnson County Tornado

Tornado Damage near Joshua, Texas

This residential structure is located along FM-3048 east of Hwy 174, or 3 miles south southeast of Joshua in northern Johnson County.  This EF-1 damage is near the beginning of the tornado's path.