Author: David Reimer

Detailed Discussion on Saturday Evening/Night Severe Weather Threats

Gusty south to southeasterly winds have brought a return of the summer-like dewpoint and humidity values across a majority of Texas this afternoon. Those in the Borderland and the northwestern Panhandle remain on the drier side of the dewpoint spectrum, but everyone else is seeing those values rise. A dewpoint value of 60 begins to make it uncomfortable outside, 65+ is summer humidity, and a dewpoint above 70 is comparable to taking a shower outside – with sweat. Southerly winds will continue quite noticeably tonight helping to pump in high moisture values from the Gulf of Mexico northward not...

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Now an ‘Enhanced’ Level 3 Severe Storm Risk for Texoma on Saturday Evening

The Storm Prediction Center has introduced a level 3 risk of severe weather (3 out of 5) late Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening in Texoma and for locations roughly along/north of Highway 380 in North Texas. The standard level 2 risk runs south into the Big Country, Central Texas, extending into Northeast Texas. Still expecting a rather rowdy squall line with the threat of damaging straight-line winds. A few hail reports are certainly possible. The tornado risk continues to look very low. Keep in mind that fall is our second severe weather season in the southern United States. I’d remind...

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Another Cold Front Saturday Night; Squall Line with Damaging Winds Possible

We’ve been in a rather timely pattern over the last few weeks. Most of the work week is quiet with a strong cold front pushing through Texas during the weekend. That has been the case the last two weeks and it will continue this weekend as well. A relatively potent upper-level storm system will move over the Southern Plains on Saturday and Sunday. Accompanying the upper-level system will be our weekly cold front. Like last weekend this front will move at a fairly brisk pace from north to south on Saturday, Saturday Night, into Sunday. Ahead of the front...

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A Fall Night Underway with a bit of chill for your Wednesday Morning

Temperatures have cooled nicely this evening as our strong cold front has now pushed south into Mexico and southeast out into the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures generally range from rather chilly upper 40s in the Texas Panhandle up into the upper 60s to right around 70 degrees along the coast at 9 PM. Considering it is early October those aren’t bad at all. The real blessing is the much lower humidity and dewpoint values across all of Texas. I doubt I’m the only one who is enjoying a more typical fall airmass this evening. With a dry airmass in...

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First Big Fall Cold Front Barrelling South into Texas; Marginal Storm Risk Later Today

Our first strong cold front of the fall has blown into the Texas Panhandle this morning. Temperatures have quickly fallen into the 40s and 50s with strong northerly winds. The cold front will continue to push south through West Texas and Northwest Texas this afternoon. You’ll know the front has arrived when gusty north winds crank up and a noticeable drop in the temperature occurs. We will have the opportunity for isolated to scattered thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening as the cold front moves into North Texas south/southwest into the eastern Concho Valley and northern sections of Central...

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