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Today will be partly to mostly sunny with highs in the 70s and lower 80s. South winds will prevail at 10-15 mph. The combination of above normal temperatures, dry fuel conditions, breezy winds, and humidity values below 25 percent will yield elevated fire danger concerns along and west of a Sherman to Dallas to Temple line.
Dry and mostly clear conditions are expected this evening into Friday. It will be chilly tonight with evening temperatures in the 50s and temperatures will fall into the lower-middle 40s by sunrise Friday morning. Temperatures will rise into the 70s to lower 80s during during the afternoon.
A weak cold front will bring cooler weather to the area this weekend, though temperatures will still remain above normal for this time of year. High temperatures will range from the upper 60s to lower and middle 70s, with overnight lows in the 40s and lower 50s. Skies will be generally sunny during the day and mostly clear at night.

 
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Dallas County Tornado Climatology Page
1950-2017

 
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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 1950-2017
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 -- -- 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