National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

All of North and Central Texas is under an Excessive Heat Warning today through Sunday. 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.
Today will be VERY hot with high temperatures ranging from 102 to 110 degrees this afternoon with heat index values ranging from 104 to 112 degrees. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Sunday for all of North and Central Texas. Be sure to stay hydrated and reduce time in the sun between 10 am and 4 pm if at all possible. If you do have to work, or plan on being outside for a prolonged period, be sure to take frequent breaks and seek shaded areas. In addition, conserve on energy by raising your thermostat during these hours and to avoid rolling brownouts.
Very hot temperatures will continue through this weekend and into early next week. Some areas will be near or surpass record temperatures, and it appears likely that both DFW and Waco will break their daily high temperature records tomorrow (Friday) and again on Saturday. Maximum heat index values will be in the 103-113 degree range. If you're outdoors, be sure to stay hydrated, take frequent breaks, and seek shaded areas!
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.

 
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Tarrant County Tornado Climatology Page
1950-2018

 
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Tarrant County Graphical Tornado Data

 

Tornadoes in Tarrant Co. by Year


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Tornadoes in Tarrant Co.
by Rating


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Tornadoes in Tarrant Co.
by Intensity


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Tornadoes in Tarrant Co.
by Month


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Tornadoes in Tarrant Co.
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Tarrant County Tabular Tornado Output

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

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

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
04/16/2002 F3
03/28/2000 F3
03/28/2000 F3
05/04/1960 F3
04/03/2012 EF2
04/23/2008 EF2
04/19/1995 F2
09/13/1993 F2
09/13/1993 F2
04/05/1990 F2
04/19/1976 F2
05/14/1975 F2
05/14/1974 F2
06/19/1973 F2
05/11/1973 F2
05/06/1973 F2
03/06/1973 F2
04/18/1970 F2
04/27/1969 F2
09/07/1963 F2
11/17/1957 F2
 

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

 
 
Date Fujita Rating (F/EF)
04/03/2012 EF2
04/23/2008 EF2
04/16/2002 F3
03/28/2000 F3
03/28/2000 F3
04/19/1995 F2
09/13/1993 F2
09/13/1993 F2
04/05/1990 F2
04/19/1976 F2
05/14/1975 F2
05/14/1974 F2
06/19/1973 F2
05/11/1973 F2
05/06/1973 F2
03/06/1973 F2
04/18/1970 F2
04/27/1969 F2
09/07/1963 F2
05/04/1960 F3
11/17/1957 F2

Tarrant Co. Top Months with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Month/Year Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
04/2002 4
04/2007 4
05/1975 4
05/1979 4
12/1971 4

Tarrant Co. Top Days with MOST confirmed Tornadoes

 
Date Number of Confirmed Tornadoes
04/16/2002 4
12/14/1971 4
09/13/1993 3
03/28/2000 2
04/03/2012 2
04/05/2003 2
04/13/2007 2
04/19/1976 2
04/25/2005 2
05/03/1979 2
05/21/1979 2