A high wind event continues along and west of Interstate 35 tonight with west winds gusting up to 50 MPH. While the very high winds we are seeing should begin to calm down slightly in the coming hours, wind gusts up to 40 MPH will be common through the day on Thursday. Falling temperatures also means that wind chills will become a big problem with heavy coats needed for the morning commute. The dust in D/FW should push out by 3 AM with the gusty winds continuing. Please see the blog post from 11:40 PM for the storm update in East Texas.
11:40 PM East Texas Severe Weather Update
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 23:38
A line of strong to severe thunderstorms continues to quickly move eastward this evening. At 11:30 PM, this line extended from Texarkana southwest to Longview and Palestine. The entire line is moving east around 50 MPH. The strongest storms will be capable of producing damaging straight-line winds over 70 MPH which could cause some property damage and easily down trees. Several damage reports have been received out of East Texas, mainly involving downed trees. The line should exit Northeast Texas by 1 AM, while the southern portion of the line could continue to be a problem over the coming hours.
Severe T-Storm Warning for Bowie/Red River Counties until 11:15 PM
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 22:19
The NWS Shereport has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Bowie County and Red River County in Northeast Texas until 11:15 PM. Primary threat is straight-line winds over 60 MPH. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… NORTHWESTERN BOWIE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS… RED RIVER COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS… THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…CLARKSVILLE…BOXELDER… SOUTHERN MCCURTAIN COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA…
* UNTIL 1115 PM CST
* AT 1011 PM CST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF MANCHESTER TO 24 MILES WEST OF BOGATA…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 14 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HUGO TO 17 MILES NORTH OF SULPHUR SPRINGS…AND MOVING EAST NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.
* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO BAGWELL…IDABEL…BROKEN BOW…DALBY SPRINGS…CLARKSVILLE AND DE KALB…
Severe T-Storm Warning for Kaufman/Navarro/Henderson/Van Zandt Counties
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 22:12
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Kaufman/Navarro/Henderson/Van Zandt Counties until 11 PM. Wind gusts over 65 MPH are possible with the line of storms that are moving east at 35 MPH. Here’s the warning and graphic.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 1006 PM CST WED DEC 19 2012
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR… SOUTHERN KAUFMAN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS… NORTHERN NAVARRO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS… HENDERSON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS… SOUTHERN VAN ZANDT COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
* UNTIL 1100 PM CST
* AT 1006 PM CST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 65 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 12 MILES SOUTH OF COTTONWOOD…MOVING EAST AT 35 MPH.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR… SEVEN POINTS…KERENS AND KEMP AROUND 1025 PM… TOOL AROUND 1030 PM… ENCHANTED OAKS…GUN BARREL CITY AND MABANK AROUND 1035 PM… TRINIDAD AROUND 1040 PM… EUSTACE AND CANEY CITY AROUND 1045 PM…
New Severe Thunderstorm Watch for East Texas
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 22:02
The National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center have issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for much of East Texas. This watch extends south of where the Tornado Watch was issued earlier this evening. Here is a list of Texas counties included in the watch along with a graphical depiction.
. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ANDERSON CAMP CASS
CHEROKEE DELTA FRANKLIN
FREESTONE GREGG HARRISON
HENDERSON HOPKINS HUNT
KAUFMAN MARION MORRIS
NACOGDOCHES NAVARRO PANOLA
RAINS RUSK SHELBY
SMITH TITUS UPSHUR
VAN ZANDT WOOD