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There will be a threat for a couple strong to severe thunderstorms, mainly in the yellow-shaded area late Saturday afternoon and into the evening hours. Overall, any storm coverage is expected to be fairly LOW, but any storms that do form will have the potential to produce large hail (1-1.5" in diameter) and strong downburst winds in excess of 60 mph. This activity should diminish during the mid- evening hours, but another round of thunderstorms may develop north of I-20 near the Red River. These could become strong to marginally severe with a threat for hail up to 1" in diameter as well as locally heavy rainfall which could lead to some flooding.
The threat for severe storms will continue on Sunday afternoon and evening as a cold front/dryline move into the area. The severe threat will be contingent on several factors, however, such as the strength of the cap and how much cloud cover or shower activity is around in the morning. These are not well known at this time. If storms can develop, though, the environment would support a risk of large hail and damaging winds. While low, a tornado or two cannot be ruled out, mainly north of I-20 and east of I-35 during the late- afternoon and evening hours.
We will have two SKYWARN Basic Class on Monday, March 19th. One in Graham (Young County) from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and the second one in Copperas Cove (Coryell County) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Classes are free and registration is not required! We hope to see you there!

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June 13th 2012 Severe Storms


Isolated severe storms developed across northern sections of North Texas late in the afternoon on June 13th, 2012. The storms pummeled parts of Dallas, Collin, and Fannin counties with hail the size of baseballs (2.75"), oranges (3"), and softballs (4.25"). Numerous cars and houses were severely damaged by the very large hail. Early damage estimates suggest that this storm may cost $900 million, making it one of the costliest hail storms ever in Texas. 

The Fannin County storm also produced a brief EF0 tornado and damaging straight line winds. The tornado damage occurred one mile north of the city of Randolph. Damage was done to homes, barns and crops. The highest wind speeds were approximately 85 mph. Large trees were snapped in the area near CR 4145 and CR 4160. 

Costliest Hail Storms in Texas
(in 2013 dollars)

1.  May 5, 1995 (Mayfest) - North Texas, $1.62 billion 

2.  April 28, 1992 - Fort Worth and Waco, $1.21 billion 

3.  April 5, 2003 - North Texas, $1.13 billion 

4.  June 13, 2012 - North Texas, estimated $901 million

5.  April 28, 1995 - DFW Airport, $654 million

6.  May 8, 1981 - Palo Pinto County to Dallas, $486 million

Data Source:
Insurance Council of Texas

Southern Fannin County Hail

City of Irving Hail

Parker (Collin County) Hail

City of Grand Prairie Hail

Northpark Center Hail

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