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Another cool night is in store for North and Central Texas, with lows ranging from the low 40s to low 50s. High clouds will increase in coverage overnight, resulting in partly cloudy skies. Winds will remain out of the south around 10 mph.
A cold front will move through North and Central Texas on Tuesday, and will bring an end to our warming trend. Winds will shift from the south around 5-10 mph to the north around 10-15 mph as the cold front makes its way across the region. Highs will range from the mid 60s to low 70s with partly to mostly cloudy skies.
Thanksgiving Day will be sunny with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s. Winds will be west to northwest around 5 mph.
Here is the latest drought monitor, released on 11/17/17 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Note that this map is valid for the areas serviced by the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. Little to no measurable rain is forecast over the next week for our area.
The fall season (September-November) has been dry throughout much of North and Central Texas. Without additional precipitation before the end of November, Waco's autumn tally of 2.95" will rank among the top 10 driest on record. At DFW Airport, only 3.40" of rain has fallen since the beginning of September, more than 6 inches below the normal value for the entire fall season.

 
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Tarrant County Tornado Climatology Page
1950-2017

 
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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 1950-2017
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 -- -- 3
 
 

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