Author: David Reimer

Scattered strong storms tonight in Northeast Texas

Scattered thunderstorms may impact Northeast and East Texas late tonight. A cool front currently in Oklahoma will sag south of the Red River tonight. The combination of rich moisture from the Gulf of Mexico along with upper-level shear could allow some of these storms to become organized. Thunderstorms ongoing this afternoon in eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas have a history of producing large hail. Some storms have produced copious amounts of hail. Thanks to cold temperatures in the hail-growth zone we could see some hailers tonight. The high-resolution rapid refresh (HRRR) is holding off on thunderstorm development until nearly...

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Dire Drought Situation continues in Western Texas

Heavy rainfall last week allowed for the removal of drought conditions across Texoma, the D/FW Metroplex, and all of Northeast Texas, East Texas, and Southeast Texas. Quite the opposite of a drought in fact. Flooding was a problem and rivers continue to have elevated discharge. Those across the rest of Texas are reading the previous statements and wondering what I’ve been drinking. It has now been four months since appreciable rainfall fell across the Texas Panhandle and West Texas. Winter wheat that was not irrigated is likely a total loss. Moderate, severe, to extreme drought conditions continue across fifty-four...

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Record February Rains Conquers Drought in East Texas

Many droughts end in floods and February was no exception to that rule. 2018 started out among the driest on record. That trend quickly reversed itself in February across Northeast Texas, East Texas, and Southeast Texas. Data used in this update was collected at 6 AM on Tuesday. This drought update does NOT include the rains that fell on Tuesday and Wednesday. Next week’s update should bring more good news. Not all the news was good. Flooding was an issue this last week across the D/FW Metroplex into Northeast Texas and East Texas. Folks in the Texas Panhandle, West...

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Stormy Weather Returns Today & Wednesday

I hope you enjoyed our one to two days of sunny weather. Our next upper-level storm system is arriving today and won’t push out until tomorrow. All things considered, a ‘two-day’ system is better than what we dealt with last week. The remainder of the work week will stay mostly dry. Just in time for the weekend another storm system may bring additional rain chances. Severe Weather Potential Today and Tonight A two-phase time window will be used for the severe weather outlook. The first window is the late morning hours through this afternoon. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will...

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3:45PM Severe Weather Situation Overview and This Evening’s Forecast The tagline of “no news is good news” could be applicable to today’s weather. Storms in Northeast Texas have been behaving themselves this afternoon. The cool front is moving faster than anticipated. That faster movement is keeping the higher severe weather threat off to our northeast in Arkansas and the Mid-South. The severe weather threat is not over for East Texas, but the threat is lowering. Localized wind damage, hail up to the size of quarters, and an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Heavy rainfall and localized flooding are also a hazard. An uptick in showers is...

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