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Dallas clobbered by storms, avoids tornado threat

On Tuesday, I recorded a video discussing the forecast for a severe weather outbreak for the Plains, with the tail of that boundary winging Dallas. A line of strong thunderstorms did hit the Metroplex, and they did bring about gusty winds with some embedded hail. There were some isolated embedded spinups especially near Denison, but mostly, the storms behaved as anticipated. On the other hand, temperatures were a surprise, with lows dipping to levels that might be described as “comfortable” instead of hanging out in the 70s as we had all thought. Also, on Tuesday, that low was non standard, occurring after the passage of the storms at about 10pm, which was something of a surprise. With those temperature concerns, WeatherNation was able to separate themselves from the field and ended up claiming an easy victory, as they were the coolest of the forecasts for morning lows.
Actuals: Tuesday – High .69″ of rain, High 87, Low 63
Wednesday – .02 inches of rain, High 82, Low 64

Grade: B-D

Dallas, Texas

Time for a look at the weather in Dallas. It could get a bit crazy.

Tomorrow – Late showers and thunderstorms, some very strong, High 84, Low 70
Wednesday – Early showers and storms, clearing and sunny in the afternoon, High 86, Low 65

TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy skies during the morning hours followed by scattered showers and thunderstorm in the afternoon. a few storms may be severe. High 85, Low 69
Wednesday – Sunny Skies (early storms), High 86, Low 62

AW: Tomorrow – A strong afternoon t-storm; storms can bring downpours, damaging winds and even an isolated tornado High 81, Low 71
Wednesday – Mostly sunny and less humid (early storms) High 84, Low 63

NWS: Tomorrow – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, High 83, Low 70
Wednesday – A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny High 85, Low 66

WB: Tomorrrow – Partly sunny. A 30 percent chance of shwoers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 70, Low 72
Wednesday – Sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 82, Low 66

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy with Isolated Storms High 82, Low 66
Wednesday – Mostly Sunny with Isolated Storms High 84, Low 64

FIO: Tomorrow – Rain starting in the evening. High 86, Low 72
Wednesday – Light rain in the morning. High 88, Low 68

It will be a rough night in the Plains tomorrow night, so stay tuned to your local weather providers!

Vineland, New Jersey to Dallas, Texas

As is tradition with millions of Americans over the 4th of July weekend, we’re gonna be hitting the road as well with a 3-day road trip. This one will take us from Southern Jersey down into Texas for a visit to the Big D. 1,471 miles will be covered on this holiday excursion, so let’s see what Mother Nature has in store for us!



It’s a cloudy start to the day as we leave Vineland towards Philadelphia, then eventually turns towards the southwest. An area of low pressure shifting through the Virginia’s will quickly turn the trip into a soggy one, as showers and thunderstorms are expected over PA and MD as we continue our way down along I-95 to DC. Very fitting that we drive by Washington DC on the 4th of July, right?! Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue for the rest of the day as we cover I-81 past Harrisonburg and Roanoke before ending the day in Wytheville, VA.


The tail end of the boundary lingering from yesterday’s low pressure system continues to fester over the TN Valley. The start of the day should be dry, albeit cloudy, as we continue on I-81 towards Knoxville then head west on I-40. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be expected all the way from Knoxville to Memphis, where we end our second day.


There might be a couple lingering showers as we start the day heading towards Little Rock, but overall should be a dry morning as our southwest trek continues. Once we get past Little Rock, it should be dry and sunny as we push past TexArkana and eventually into Dallas. Time for some sweet tea!


Staying wet, not frozen

Both Friday and Saturday in Dallas had highs and lows of 37 and 30, respectively. With a trough developing in the western Gulf, there was certainly a chance for some sleet or freezing rain if precipitation fell early enough. Fortunately, rain held off until late in the day yesterday, when temperatures were already in the mid 30s. No ice, no sleet, just a little bit of light rain last night in Dallas. It never got as chilly as some outlets anticipated, and it certainly wasn’t as warm as Weatherbug had issued in their forecast, so there was really only one solid forecast, and that was from Forecast.io, their first on the site.
Actuals: Friday, High 37, Low 30
Saturday .07 inches of rain, High 37, Low 30

Grade B – F

Dallas, Texas

We’re off to the Metroplex.

At 653PM, CT, Dallas was reporting partly cloudy skies with a temperature of 36 degrees. Dallas has been just as affected by the cold air mass over the center of the country as anyone else, however, their position at the southwestern flank of the feature meant that flow was beginning to turn around, and a southerly breeze was being noted across northeastern Texas.
The surface ridge will begin to sink to the southeast, ending the southerly flow and initiating an easterly flow over Texas. This will transport more moisture to the southern third of Texas, and will generate a few showers and a lot of clouds. Aloft, the stronger jet trough will be moving northeast and away from the southern Plains, while a weak wave will be developing over the southern Rockies, moving into west Texas. It will emerge by the end of the day Saturday, and will turn flow to become southerly, tapping into the new found moisture over southern Texas. The result will be the threat for some light rain and overcast skies arriving before midnight.
Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 37, Low 26
Saturday – Increasing clouds, some light rain late. High 37, Low 20

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, High 38, Low 28
Saturday – Mostly Cloudy, High 40, Low 33

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy and quite cold High 36, Low 27
Saturday – Mostly cloudy and very cold; rain late in the afternoon; roads will be slippery in the morning High 40, Low 24

NWS: Tomorrow – A slight chance of snow and sleet before noon. Mostly cloudy High 37, Low 24
Saturday – A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, High 36, Low 24

WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning, High 64, Low 48
Saturday – Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Slight chance of showers in the morning…then chance of showers in the afternoon. High 61, Low 48

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Cloudy with Slight Chance of Light SleetSnow High 37, Low 25
Saturday – Mostly Cloudy with Areas of Rain High 36, Low 25

FIO: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy throughout the day. High 36, Low 28
Saturday – Light rain starting in the afternoon. High 38, Low 26

What the hell? Weatherbug is either really glitchy, or they know something we don’t know. That’s real. They were forecasting the 60s for highs and upper 40s for lows. That’s so, so strange. You’re off the hook, WeatherNation, we won’t talk about your precip forecast for tomorrow! I don’t know what else to say, but here is the satellite for the region. A few streamers across Texas.