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Dallas/Fort Worth area set new rain record with 140cm this year

Posted by feww on November 28, 2015

Complex storm system batters New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as it sweeps across the U.S.

Some 140.2cm (155.23 in) of precipitation in Dallas-Fort Worth area so far this year has set a new record breaking the rainfall record of 136cm set in 1991.

Meanwhile, fast-moving floodwaters have killed at least three people in the Lone Star state, according to reports.

Dozens of weather warnings, watches and advisories are in effect across the country including Flash Flood Warning, Ice Storm Warning, Winter Storm Warning, High Wind Warning, Flood Warning, Gale Warning and Hard Freeze Warning.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecast “Significant accumulations of ice and snow will bring dangerous travel conditions and potential power outages to portions of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Further east, heavy rain could cause river and flash flooding across the Southern Plains, through the holiday weekend.

Extreme Weather Disasters in Texas

Earlier this month, two days of extreme weather, with tornadoes and flooding, left at least six people dead across the state. More…

In May, flooding killed at least two dozen people in Texas and Oklahoma, and prompted Gov. Abbott to declare disaster in 37 counties.

In July, he extended the May disaster declaration, following the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, to include 122 counties.

On October 13, 2015, Abbott declared disaster in Bastrop County after devastating wildfires.

Record Federal Disaster Declarations

A Major Disaster Declaration was declared for the state of Texas on November 25, 2015 following the earlier damage and loss caused by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding in the counties of Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy, and Wilson during the period of October 22-31, 2015.

Some 339 Major Disaster Declarations (since 1953), Emergency Declarations (since 1993) and Fire Management Assistance Declarations (since 1988) have been declared for Texas, the highest total for any state.

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Back to the Primordial Future – Part II

Posted by feww on August 6, 2013

Continuous cloud to ground lightning occurring …

Excessive Heat Warning in effect …

The national weather service in Tulsa has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect until 7 pm CDT Wednesday for the following counties

  • In Oklahoma: Tulsa, Choctaw, Pittsburg, Mcintosh, LeFlore, Latimer And Haskell.
  • In Arkansas: Sebastian.

weather hazmap

Hazardous Weather

Afternoon Heat Indices are forecast to climb into the 105 to 110 degree range today and Wednesday. The hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are possible, said NWS.

  • NWS has issued Urgent Heat Advisories for large swathes of Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
  • Fire Weather Watches have been issued for northern California and southern Oregon counties.

Earlier today NWS issued a Significant Weather Advisory for Kansas, warning that a fast-moving storm system would be producing continuous cloud to ground lightning, and advising residents to seek shelter indoors immediately, stay away from windows and “move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.”

In yet another warning, NWS said “heavy rains may quickly flood low lying areas …,” advising residents to avoid those areas.

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