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The cold front and upper level low that moved across the region yesterday brought rain to most, but not all, of North and Central Texas. Parts of the west received no rain while some locations across the north central areas picked up 1/2 to over 1 inch of rain.
Here is a map of yesterday's reports of hail that were 3/4 inch or larger. The largest hail report was from Somervell County where hen-egg size hail occurred 6 miles north of Glen Rose. For a detailed listing, go to: https://goo.gl/g89TyB
Enjoy the nice and cool night. Mostly cloudy for the northeastern counties and clear skies across the south/southwest. The absence of clouds in some areas will help the low temperatures to drop into the upper 40s. Otherwise, they will stay in the low 50s. Winds will be from the north/northwest 5-10 mph.
It will be partly to mostly sunny and breezy today. Highs will be int he 60s to lower 70s with northwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Some gusts around 25 mph are likely along and north of the I-20 corridor.
After a break in the rain chances on Monday and Tuesday, a cold front will bring chanced for showers and a few storms Tuesday night through Wednesday night. Severe storms are not expected a this time. It will be much cooler on Wednesday following the front's passage with temperatures lingering mostly in the 50-60s.

 
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When you can do safely, please send us a report when you observe one or more of the following:

  • Tornado
  • Hail
    • 0.25" or less - Pea
    • 0.50" - Mothball
    • 0.75" - Dime/Penny
    • 0.88" - Nickel
    • 1.00" - Quarter
    • 1.25" - Half Dollar
    • 1.50" - Walnut/Ping Pong
    • 1.75" - Golf Ball
    • 2.00" - Hen Egg
    • 2.50" - Tennis Ball
    • 2.75" - Baseball
    • 3.00" - Tea Cup
    • 4.00" - Grapefruit
    • 4.50" - Softball
  • Wind damage.
  • Flooding
  • Snowfall
  • Rainfall 

Definitions:

  • Tornado: A violently rotating column of air, usually pendant to a cumulonimbus, with circulation reaching the ground. It nearly always starts as a funnel cloud and may be accompanied by a loud roaring noise. On a local scale, it is the most destructive of all atmospheric phenomena.
  • Severe Thunderstorm: A thunderstorm that produces a tornado, winds of at least 58 mph (50 knots), and/or hail at least 1" in diameter. Structural wind damage may imply the occurrence of a severe thunderstorm. A thunderstorm wind equal to or greater than 40 mph (35 knots) and/or hail of at least ½" is defined as approaching severe.
  • Flash Flood: A flood which is caused by heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time, generally less than 6 hours. Also, at times a dam failure can cause a flash flood, depending on the type of dam and time period during which the break occurs.

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