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Southerly winds and slightly warmer temepratures return today (Monday). Breezy conditions with south winds 10-15 mph are expected west of I-35/35W, with highs 65-70 degrees. Winds will be 10 mph or less further east with slightly cooler temperatures. A passing upper disturbance will result in partly sunny sunny conditions early, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon.
Another fast-moving upper disturbance will bring high clouds once again. In addition, occasionally breezy south winds will keep temperatures in the 40s. The south winds may transport enough moisture at the surface for patchy fog across parts of Central Texas. Very localized dense fog cannot be ruled out for morning commuters across this region.
Fall-like weather will continue across North and Central TX this week, including Thanksgiving Day! Despite the passage of a few cold fronts this week, it'll remain mostly rain-free, though a few sprinkles will be possible on Tuesday. Most areas will remain completely dry, however. Skies each day will range between sunny and partly sunny with mostly clear to partly cloudy nights.
Here is the latest drought monitor, released on 11/17/17 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Note that this map is valid for the areas serviced by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. Little to no measurable rain is forecast over the next week for our area.

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April 3rd 2012 Severe Weather Outbreak

Kennedale/Arlington Tornado

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth have given portions of the Kennedale/Arlington damage a preliminary rating of EF-2, with estimated wind speeds up to 135 mph.  The tornado had a path length of 4.6 miles and a maximum width of 150 yards.  Additional information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

…Preliminary findings from the Kennedale/Arlington storm surveys…

On Wednesday, April 4, 2012, a crew from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth surveyed the damaged areas in the Kennedale and Arlington areas in Tarrant County.

The finding was that a tornado occurred in Kennedale and Arlington on April 3, 2012. The tornado has been given a rating of EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The maximum path width was 150 yards, with an estimated path length of 4.6 miles and estimated maximum
wind speeds of 135 mph.

The damage started in Kennedale east of North Little Road and north of Swiney Hiett Road. Damage to residences was noted north of Sublett Rd on Fawn Meadow Trail. The tornado tracked north northeast and crossed Highway 287 and then crossed Interstate 20 between Kelly
Elliott Road and Green Oaks Blvd. The tornado moved north from Interstate 20 with EF-2 damage noted to several residential structures on Haverford Dr. and Thorncliffe Dr. The damage path continued north and crossed little road near Timber Green Dr. The damage path then turned to the northwest and then west across Chaperito trail where the Green Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center suffered damage. The damage path continued to the west before ending just east of the shores of Lake Arlington along Waterview Drive.

Kennedale/Arlington Tornado


Tornado Damage in Arlington, Texas
This is an aerial photograph of a tornado damaged area in Arlington TX. 
The damage from the tornado that affected Kennedale and Arlington 
on April 3, 2012 has been given a preliminary rating of EF-2. 
The photo was taken on Wednesday, April 4, looking to the east.


Tornado Damage in Arlington, Texas
This is a photo of EF-2 damage of a single family residence in the 
Arlington area between I-20 and Pleasant Ridge Road about 1/2 mile east of 
Green Oaks Boulevard. We estimate that 135 mph winds caused the 
exterior walls to collapse.

Tornado Damage in Arlington, Texas
This is a photo taken the morning of April 4 by one of our storm survey teams of 
EF-1 damage to residential house roofs in the Arlington/Kennedale area...
near US 287 about 1.3 miles south of I-20.