Author: David Reimer

Evening Thoughts on Saturday’s Severe Weather Risk in North Texas

Severe weather potential will creep back into the picture across portions of North Texas this weekend. An ‘outbreak’ isn’t anticipated at this point. Although if a hail storm ends up hitting your neighborhood it’ll be an ‘outbreak’ to you. Remember that mother nature doesn’t care about risk outlooks or where they’re drawn. Forecasts change and there is always a surprise or two. Those who have lived in Texas a while are well aware of that. Those new to the state will learn that secret soon enough. I’ll keep this article short and sweet since most are probably out enjoying...

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Booking Speaking Engagements for this Spring and Summer!

Texas Storm Chasers believes in the importance of education on severe weather and are making great strides in reaching out and making a difference! We realize here in Texas, transplants are arriving from all areas of the country – some that aren’t so familiar with our crazy weather. Severe Weather Education can be daunting with so much information flying around. We take that complexity and make it simple with our team of experienced weather enthusiasts, utilizing the most trusted resources of information. Presentations are customized for the youngest and oldest of minds, a collaboration of information that’s both educational...

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High-End Wildfire Danger in the Panhandle & West Texas Today & Friday

A new day and the same story. The roller-coaster weather continues. Instead of the typical ‘temperature’ roller coaster, we’re talking about the wildfire danger one. We had a few days of more marginal fire weather conditions – although that was offset by the ongoing drought. Now we’re heading back up on the danger scale as warm temperatures combine with stronger winds and even lower humidity values. If that wasn’t enough we even have the potential for dry thunderstorms this afternoon! A dry thunderstorm is one that produces lightning but little in the way of rainfall. Unfourtinietly any rain that...

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Spring-like Weather Pattern by the Weekend?

We’ve already had two fatalities in Texas this year and we’re only into the second week of March. Severe weather is hardly rare during the first months of the year, but we do start to keep an eye on trends as we approach early spring. Trying to forecast specific weather parameters is challenging three to four days out. Attempting to nail down a general weather pattern one to two weeks in advance is just as difficult. Looking at the longer-range means we’re not looking for specifics but a general trend or agreement among weather models. A pattern change is...

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Damaging Hailstorm approaching Marshall!

A dangerous thunderstorm with a history of producing damaging hail will arrive in Marshall shortly. This storm has a very formidable appearance on radar. Moving southeast at about 30 MPH wind-driven hail could arrive in Marshall by 12:35 AM. Mount Pleasant received golfball size hail that damaged vehicles from this thunderstorm. Those in Marshall should get away from windows and take shelter in a center room on the lowest floor of their structure. Hail sizes could approach the size of tennis-balls with winds gusting to near 60 MPH. Severe Thunderstorm Warning National Weather Service Shreveport LA 1221 AM CST SUN MAR 11 2018 The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Warning for… South central Marion County in northeastern Texas… Central Harrison County in northeastern Texas… Northeastern Panola County in northeastern Texas… * Until 115 AM CST * At 1220 AM CST, a severe thunderstorm was located near Woodlawn, or 8 miles northwest of Marshall, moving southeast at 35 mph. HAZARD…Two inch hail and 60 mph wind gusts. SOURCE…Radar indicated. IMPACT…People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include… Marshall, Deberry, Elysian Fields, Woodlawn, Scottsville, Nesbitt and Darco. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. This storm...

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