Day: July 3, 2017

Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 5 AM for North Texas

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the northern half of North Texas until 5 AM Tuesday. This includes Allen, Arlington, Bonham, Bowie, Briar, Bridgeport, Carrollton, Commerce, Cooper, Dallas, Decatur, Denison, Denton, East Tawakoni, Emory, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Graham, Greenville, Heath, Jacksboro, Lewisville, McKinney, Nocona, Olney, Paris, Plano, Point, Rockwall, Sherman, Sulphur Springs, and Weatherford. A line of strong to severe storms is moving across Northwest Texas and southern Oklahoma. These storms have a history of producing wind gusts of 50 to 70 MPH. They’ll slowly weaken as they move south of the Red River tonight, but some strong winds will remain possible. Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 395 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1050 PM CDT Mon Jul 3 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of North Texas * Effective this Monday night and Tuesday morning from 1050 PM until 500 AM CDT. * Primary threats include… Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY…A fast-moving line of storms will continue southeastward across parts of North Texas through the late evening and overnight hours with damaging winds as the primary concern. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles north and south of a line from 40...

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Another Round of Storms Will Move East/Southeast Tonight

The cluster of thunderstorms that impacted portions of Texoma and Northeast Texas this morning has mostly dissipated. A mesoscale convective vortex (MCV) Рa fancy word for a small area of low pressure Рmay help new isolated to scattered storms develop this afternoon along the Red River in North Texas and in Northwest Texas. Some of these storms may extend south to Interstate 20 Рor roughly along and north of a Graham to D/FW to Tyler to Marshall line. In the presence of an unstable airmass and modest wind shear, some of these storms may contain hail and...

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Peak at the Rain Totals over the last 24 Hours

A peak at rain totals from 8 AM Sunday through 8 AM Monday (July 3rd). Flash flooding was reported overnight in Paris, Texas where radar estimated 5+ inches of rain fell. Law enforcement reported a couple of high water rescues were performed in Paris along with road closures due to flooding. The heaviest rains have moved south of Paris, but residual runoff will likely contribute to residual high water through the day. Besides the localized flooding a few high wind reports were received from Gainesville east to...

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