National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

Most of North and Central Texas is under an Excessive Heat Warning Thursday through Sunday, with a Heat Advisory in effect for our far southeastern counties. 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 are expected through early next week. Some areas will be near or surpass record temperatures! Maximum heat index values will be in the 103-112 range. If you're outdoors, be sure to stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, and seek shaded areas!
After record breaking heat this weekend, a pattern change will take place beginning Tuesday with high pressure building into the Desert Southwest and an upper trough taking shape in the East. This upper pattern will allow a cold front to move across the region Tuesday through Wednesday, resulting in cooler temperatures and slight rain/thunderstorm chances.
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.
Today will be VERY hot with forecast high temperatures in the triple digits across North and Central Texas! Highs will range from 100 to 109 this afternoon with heat index values ranging from 102 to 111. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Sunday for much of North and Central Texas, with a Heat Advisory in effect for our southeastern counties. Be sure to stay hydrated and try to reduce time in the sun between 10 am and 4 pm. If you do have to work outside, be sure to take frequent breaks and seek shaded areas.

 
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Soaring Forecast


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE DALLAS - FORT WORTH AREA. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR DFW           DATE... 07/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -3.5
       5000 FT MSL........ -2.5
       6000 FT MSL........ -1.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 0.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 3.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 3900 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 7200 FT MSL
DFW MAX TEMPERATURE....... 107 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 102 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 370 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 195 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 225 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 240 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 315 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 360 DEGREES AT 02 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 015 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 035 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 025 DEGREES AT 01 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 345 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 015 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 345 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 340 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 025 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE AMARILLO - PANHANDLE REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR AMA           DATE... 07/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -19.5
       5000 FT MSL........ -6.5
       6000 FT MSL........ -5.5
      10000 FT MSL........ -4.0
      15000 FT MSL........ -2.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 11800 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 17600 FT MSL
AMA MAX TEMPERATURE....... 105 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 96 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 737 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 190 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 32 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 240 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 245 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 205 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 175 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 085 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 045 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 030 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 310 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 330 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 340 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 025 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 010 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE MIDLAND - WEST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR MAF           DATE... 07/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -12.0
       5000 FT MSL........ -6.0
       6000 FT MSL........ -4.5
      10000 FT MSL........ -2.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 8700 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 15200 FT MSL
MAF MAX TEMPERATURE....... 105 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 97 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 655 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 205 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 190 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 195 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 225 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 150 DEGREES AT 02 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 095 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 035 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 045 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 060 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 080 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 100 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 060 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 040 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 035 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          26000 FT MSL.... 030 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE SHREVEPORT - EAST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR SHV           DATE... 07/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -4.5
       5000 FT MSL........ -2.5
       6000 FT MSL........ -2.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 1.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 6.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 4400 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 8500 FT MSL
SHV MAX TEMPERATURE....... 105 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 99 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 453 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 000 DEGREES AT 00 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 245 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 265 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 295 DEGREES AT 05 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 325 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 335 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 015 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 345 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 005 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 020 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 330 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 005 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 340 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE BROWNSVILLE - DEEP SOUTH TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR BRO           DATE... 07/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -3.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 0.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 1.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 6.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 11.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 3100 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 4700 FT MSL
BRO MAX TEMPERATURE....... 98 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 96 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 281 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 195 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 29 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 190 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 165 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 140 DEGREES AT 01 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 110 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 090 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 105 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 075 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 105 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 080 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 085 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 055 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 340 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI - MID-TEXAS GULF COAST REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR CRP           DATE... 07/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -1.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 2.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 3.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 7.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 12.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 2300 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 3200 FT MSL
CRP MAX TEMPERATURE....... 95 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 98 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 208 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 180 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 195 DEGREES AT 32 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 195 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 05 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 165 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 100 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 090 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 075 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 055 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 065 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 070 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          26000 FT MSL.... 075 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 050 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE DEL RIO - BIG BEND/EWARDS PLATEAU REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR DRT           DATE... 07/19/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -9.5
       5000 FT MSL........ -5.0
       6000 FT MSL........ -4.5
      10000 FT MSL........ -0.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 5.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 7200 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 10700 FT MSL
DRT MAX TEMPERATURE....... 107 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 97 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 523 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 070 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 155 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 165 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 145 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 130 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 105 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 130 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 090 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 075 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 085 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 045 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 045 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 065 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 080 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          23000 FT MSL.... 055 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 050 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          26000 FT MSL.... 045 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 050 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 360 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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