Severe thunderstorm warning issued for central Tarrant county and western Dallas county until 8:15 AM. A severe thunderstorm is producing golf ball to hen-egg size hail. This storm is moving east at 25 MPH. Numerous reports of damaging hail have been received. This warning includes Fort Worth, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Irving, Cockrill Hill, and Dallas.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
708 AM CDT THU MAR 17 2016

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
WESTERN DALLAS COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
CENTRAL TARRANT COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 815 AM CDT

* AT 707 AM CDT…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED OVER FORT WORTH…
MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

HAZARD…TWO INCH HAIL.

SOURCE…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS.

IMPACT…PEOPLE AND ANIMALS OUTDOORS WILL BE INJURED. EXPECT
DAMAGE TO ROOFS…SIDING…WINDOWS…AND VEHICLES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
DALLAS…FORT WORTH…ARLINGTON…IRVING…GRAND PRAIRIE…MANSFIELD…
EULESS…DESOTO…BEDFORD…CEDAR HILL…HALTOM CITY…DUNCANVILLE…
HURST…LANCASTER…UNIVERSITY PARK…BENBROOK…SAGINAW…FOREST HILL…
GLENN HEIGHTS AND HIGHLAND PARK.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES…
INTERSTATE 35W BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 43 AND 57.
INTERSTATE 35E BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 414 AND 437.
INTERSTATE 20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 430 AND 467.
INTERSTATE 30 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 9 AND 46.
INTERSTATE 820 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 10 AND 14…AND BETWEEN MILE
MARKERS 17 AND 35.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE DESTRUCTIVE
HAIL CAPABLE OF PRODUCING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD
MOVE TO SHELTER INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING… AND STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS AND CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY.
LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURE’S LEADING KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN
HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.