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A strong storm system will move through the Southern Plains on Sunday and will help generate scattered showers and thunderstorms along and east of a Pacific front/dryline during the afternoon hours. A few storms could be strong during the afternoon mainly east of I-35. To the west of the dryline, critical fire weather conditions are expected. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for part of the area. A cold front will move through Sunday night allowing temperatures to cool for Monday.
A strong storm system will move through the Southern Plains on Sunday and will send a Pacific front/dryline through the area during the afternoon hours. As this front moves through, west-southwest winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts. In addition, relative humidity will drop to 15 to 20% with temperatures in the lower 70s. This will lead to a critical fire weather threat mainly west of a Jacksboro to Comanche line. Winds are expected to remain gusty through the night although moisture will increase some after dark.
Here are some fire weather safety tips for those who will experience such conditions across western North-Central Texas Sunday afternoon and evening. Avoid outdoor burning at all costs and check county burn bans to see if yours is included. If driving, please do not toss lit cigarettes out a moving vehicle, as these can cause rapidly growing grass fires that quickly could affect structures nearby.
Dry and near or slightly above seasonal normal conditions are expected Monday through Wednesday. No rainfall is expected, with lows in the 30s and highs between 55 and 65 degrees.

 
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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.
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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 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