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Extreme Fire Weather Threat in Southern California; Chilly Weather for Much of U.S.; Heavy Rain in South Plains

Cold, Canadian air will cause Santa Ana winds to develop across southern California for extreme fire weather threats early this week, and critical Fire Weather threats through mid-week. This cold air is also plunging much of the U.S. below to much below normal temperatures, especially, across the High Plains. Heavy rains continue across the South Plains as moist air rides over this cold front. Read More >

Additional rainfall will lead to widespread accumulations of 4 to 6 inches across much of the region. These amounts are from today (Sunday) through Tuesday night. Lower amounts of 1 to 3 inches are expected across the northwestern counties and southeastern counties. Flooding will be a concern over the next few days.

 
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Dallas County Tornado Climatology Page
1950-2018

 
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Dallas County Graphical Tornado Data

 

Tornadoes in Dallas Co. by Year


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Tornadoes in Dallas Co.
by Rating


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Tornadoes in Dallas Co.
by Intensity


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Tornadoes in Dallas Co.
by Month


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Tornadoes in Dallas Co.
by Time of Day


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Dallas County Tabular Tornado Output

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Dallas County Monthly Tornado Table 1950-2018
Dallas County 1950s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1950 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1951 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1952 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1953 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1954 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1955 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1956 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1957 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1958 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
1959 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
 
Dallas County 1960s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1960 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1961 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1962 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1963 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1964 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1965 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1967 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1968 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
1969 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
 
Dallas County 1970s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1970 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1971 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 7
1972 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2
1973 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1974 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1975 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
1976 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1977 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1978 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
 
Dallas County 1980s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1980 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
1982 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1983 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
1985 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1986 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1988 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1989 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Dallas County 1990s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
1990 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1991 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1992 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
1993 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1994 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 8
1995 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
1996 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 9
1997 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Dallas County 2000s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2000 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
2002 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2004 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2006 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2008 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2009 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 
Dallas County 2010s Tornado Table
  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Total
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
2011 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2012 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
2013 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2015 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
2016 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2018 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1
 
 

Dallas Co. Strong & Violent Tornado Table
(Sorted by Rating)

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
12/26/2015 EF4
04/25/1994 F4
12/26/2015 EF3
12/13/1984 F3
05/26/1976 F3
10/12/1969 F3
10/04/1959 F3
06/12/1957 F3
04/02/1957 F3
04/03/2012 EF2
09/08/2010 EF2
01/17/1996 F2
04/25/1994 F2
05/09/1993 F2
01/19/1990 F2
05/13/1985 F2
05/08/1981 F2
05/03/1979 F2
04/20/1977 F2
04/11/1974 F2
12/14/1971 F2
04/25/1970 F2
05/23/1966 F2
04/11/1961 F2
08/12/1958 F2
 

Dallas Co. Strong & Violent Tornado Table
(Sorted by Date)

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
12/26/2015 EF4
12/26/2015 EF3
04/03/2012 EF2
09/08/2010 EF2
01/17/1996 F2
04/25/1994 F4
04/25/1994 F2
05/09/1993 F2
01/19/1990 F2
05/13/1985 F2
12/13/1984 F3
05/08/1981 F2
05/03/1979 F2
04/20/1977 F2
05/26/1976 F3
04/11/1974 F2
12/14/1971 F2
04/25/1970 F2
10/12/1969 F3
05/23/1966 F2
04/11/1961 F2
10/04/1959 F3
08/12/1958 F2
06/12/1957 F3
04/02/1957 F3

Dallas Co. Top Months with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Month/Year Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
01/1996 7
04/2012 5
12/1971 5
04/1994 4
05/1979 4

Dallas Co. Top Days with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Date Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
01/17/1996 7
04/03/2012 5
12/14/1971 5
05/03/1979 4
10/21/1994 4
04/25/1994 3
04/19/1995 2
05/05/1960 2
05/24/2011 2
05/24/2015 2
09/08/2010 2