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Current Conditions

  • 61°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ENE 10 mph
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 57°
  • Pressure: 30.16 in. 0

Nowcast

  • Now as of 7:09 am CDT on May 22, 2015

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will track east-northeast generally north of a Graham...to Denton...to Bonham line through 10 am. Main threats will be lightning and brief heavy rainfall with amounts to between 1/4 and 1/2 inch possible which may cause brief street flooding. Isolated showers are possible elsewhere north of Interstate 20. Elsewhere...it will be generally cloudy and cool early this morning with temperatures holding in the upper 50s and 60s. Patchy fog and drizzle is possible through late morning.

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 77 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Saturday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 82 °
  • Low: 69 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 68 °
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  • Monday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 84 °
  • Low: 69 °
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  • Tuesday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
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Forecast for Richardson, Texas

Updated: 4:02 AM CDT on January 22, 2015

Flash Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening...
  • Friday

    Rain showers early with scattered thunderstorms arriving for the afternoon. High 77F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy skies. Low 67F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Cloudy in the morning, then thunderstorms developing later in the day. High 82F. Winds SE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Saturday Night

    Thunderstorms likely. Low 69F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Sunday

    Thunderstorms - a few could contain very heavy rain, especially in the afternoon. Potential for severe thunderstorms. High 73F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall possibly over one inch.

  • Sunday Night

    Thunderstorms in the evening with fog developing overnight. Potential for severe thunderstorms. Low 68F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Monday

    Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy skies early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later at night. Low 69F. Winds SSE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday

    Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 81F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Variably cloudy with scattered thunderstorms. Low 69F. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Wednesday

    Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly clear skies in the evening with isolated thunderstorms developing after midnight. Low 71F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Thursday

    Mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High near 85F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 72F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Scattered thunderstorms. High 83F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms. Low 72F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday

    Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High around 85F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday Night

    Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Clear skies overnight. Low 71F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Scattered thunderstorms. High 86F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low 72F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. High 87F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Mainly clear. Low 72F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Flood Warning  Statement as of 1:55 am CDT on May 22, 2015


The Flood Warning continues for
the Trinity River at Dallas.
* At 0100 am Friday the stage was 33.65 feet.
* Flood stage is 30 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to a crest near 36 feet
by Saturday afternoon then begin falling but remain above flood
stage.
* At 35 feet, some low water crossings will be inundated with low
water areas underwater. Cattle and grazing will be affected.


Lat... Lon 3275 9693 3281 9693 3283 9683 3275 9671
      3269 9676 3278 9687




155 am CDT Fri may 22 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Elm Fork Trinity River near Carrollton.
* At 0115 am Friday the stage was 8.21 feet.
* Flood stage is 8 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... the river will remain near 8 feet for the next few
days.
* At 8 feet, minor flooding will occur downstream from the gage.


Lat... Lon 3300 9700 3287 9699 3287 9687 3300 9688





 Flash Flood Watch  Statement as of 4:37 am CDT on May 22, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Sunday evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of north central Texas and northeast Texas... including
the following areas... in north central Texas...
Collin... Cooke... Dallas... Denton... Eastland... Erath... Fannin...
Grayson... Hood... Hunt... Jack... Johnson... Montague... Palo
Pinto... Parker... Rockwall... Somervell... Stephens... Tarrant...
wise and Young. In northeast Texas... Delta... Hopkins and Lamar.

* From Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening

* widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to occur
along and north of a line from Cisco... to Cleburne... to
Sulphur Springs Saturday and Sunday. Soils are already
saturated... so it will not take much rainfall to cause flash
flooding.

* Widespread 1 to 3 inches are expected... but localized amounts
up to 6 inches of rainfall are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy
rain which may lead to flash flooding. You should monitor the
latest forecasts from the National Weather Service and be
prepared to take action should flash flood warnings be issued for
your area.






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Location: Northwest Richardson, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:40 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 52 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Lakeview Drive, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: The Reservation, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NNW at 1.3 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Richardson Heights, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:44 AM CDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Murray Lane, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 60.4 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT

Temperature: 58.9 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: East at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Paul & Mj's backyard - Richardson, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:44 AM CDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: East at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Park Bend Drive, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:56 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Richardson, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:46 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Steven and Donna Weather Station, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT

Temperature: 59.3 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: East at 7.6 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Prestonwood Estates, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:56 AM CDT

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: SW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Flintcove - Near Parkhill, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT

Temperature: 59.9 °F Dew Point: 60 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: East at 6.2 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Far North Dallas, Plano, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Tiffany Trail, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 60.6 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Building Garage 4th Floor, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:58 AM CDT

Temperature: 60.8 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: ESE at 12.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dallas LBJ Freeway C1067, Dallas, TX

Updated: 6:50 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.2 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Duck Creek, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Prestonwood, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: South at 9.7 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Dallas North Estates, Richardson, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.5 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Far North Dallas, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:56 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.0 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Independence and 15th. St., Plano, TX

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT

Temperature: 58.6 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Frankford/Preston, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT

Temperature: 60.8 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: ESE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bellbrook Drive, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 62.4 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Dallas, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Wiesenweg, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 63.1 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: South Central Plano, Plano, TX

Updated: 7:58 AM CDT

Temperature: 59.2 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ENE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Spring Park, Garland, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 59 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: North Dallas, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 56 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:57 AM CDT

Temperature: 60.5 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Highlands North, Plano, TX

Updated: 7:58 AM CDT

Temperature: 59.0 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ENE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Eucalyptus Dr., Plano, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 59.7 °F Dew Point: 58 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Parkview Place, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:56 AM CDT

Temperature: 62.1 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Dallas North C63, Dallas, TX

Updated: 7:50 AM CDT

Temperature: 60.3 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: North at - Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Oakridge, Garland, TX

Updated: 7:55 AM CDT

Temperature: 59.6 °F Dew Point: 57 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Fort Worth Texas 
304 am CDT Friday may 22 2015 


Discussion... 


Today... 
lightning data and the latest satellite loop indicate a shortwave 
currently moving northeast out of New Mexico into northwest 
Texas. It looks like the best lift associated with this feature 
will reach western counties of North Texas by daybreak...and the 
latest radar trends /elevated convection increasing to our west/ 
seem to support this. The showers and storms which affect the 
region today will be associated with isentropic ascent /generated 
by the shortwave/ above the cool airmass at the surface. The cool 
air extends well south of the region behind the cold front which 
pushed through the area on Wednesday. 


At this time we are not not expecting severe weather...but a few 
storms may produce small hail. Rain rates and precipitation totals 
should not get too out of hand today...but there may still be some 
localized flooding due to the saturated conditions of area soils. 
Most of today/S precipitation will occur along and north of the 
Interstate 20 corridor as it shifts east across the region. 
Activity will diminish from west to east this evening as the 
shortwave accelerates off to the northeast. 


Memorial Day weekend... 
an unseasonably deep West Coast trough will move east across the 
southwest states today and Saturday. Lee rockies surface 
cyclogenesis will occur in response to the large scale upper 
trough. The resulting surface pressure gradient will draw the 
front north across North Texas as a warm front tonight and 
Saturday. Abundant moisture south of the boundary will surge north 
across the region. Precipitable waters  are prognosticated to climb to values just shy 
of two inches around the time that strong ascent associated with 
the upper trough arrives late Saturday. A slow eastward 
progression of the system will likely lead to training 
thunderstorms late Saturday through Sunday. At this time...the 
highest quantitative precipitation forecast remains north of the I-20 corridor...so we will keep 
the Flash Flood Watch in place /roughly from I-20 to the Red 
River/ Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. It is possible 
that the watch may eventually be expanded south to include the 
rest of the County Warning Area...but we will give it another round of model data 
and let later shifts make this decision. Some severe storms will 
be possible given the time of year and depth of the upper level 
system...mainly during the late afternoon hours Saturday...but the 
most recent data is indicative of mainly a heavy rain threat. 


Next week... 
models are now showing another system traversing the plains Monday 
night and Tuesday...so we have included fairly high probability of precipitation for the 
first half of next week. This system will be much faster 
moving...but with expected recent rainfall over the weekend...it 
will not take much to aggravate the flooding problem. We will look 
at this system in greater detail once we see how the upcoming 
events unfold. 


30 


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Aviation... 


The previous thinking remains the same...with the exception of the 
introduction of VFR ceilings over the dfw area terminals in the short 
term. These ceilings are expected to be short lived...as MVFR filters 
back into the area within the next hour or two. 


Ajs 


../previous aviation discussion/... 
/issued 719 PM CDT Thursday may 21 2015/ 
the main aviation concerns for this forecast period are three- 
fold: low ceilings throughout this taf cycle...a chance for showers 
on Friday...and a return to southerly flow. 


Widespread MVFR ceilings remain in place across much of North 
Texas...with the exception of areas along the Red River...who 
currently have observation in the VFR category. Regardless...expect MVFR 
to prevail for our taf sites this evening. Some guidance hints at 
IFR ceilings coming in overnight and climatology reveals this is a 
definite possibility...as we will be under weak easterly winds 
during the overnight hours. Therefore...have decided to place IFR 
ceilings in the dfw area terminals by 09z and for Waco by 04z. Ceilings 
should lift back to MVFR by late morning on Friday though. 


As far as winds go...weak northeasterly winds are the current 
trend...but expect veering to occur overnight and winds to wind 
up southeasterly by midday for the dfw area terminals. Waco will 
be slower to respond to the approaching shortwave and may not end 
up in southeasterly flow until Friday evening. 


As hinted at a moment ago...a shortwave will approach the area 
over the next 12 hours. This will bring renewed lift for 
convection. While the convection...currently in the Texas 
Panhandle that developed in response to this upper level 
support...will likely stay northwest of the terminals during the 
overnight hours...have it mentioned in the tafs during the 
morning hours tomorrow. This corresponds to the time when the 
upper level support will be strongest over our area. Not expecting 
a widespread rain event during this time frame like was observed 
this morning...so kept it at vcsh. 


In the extended...conditions look favorable for a widespread rain 
event to occur this weekend and heavy rain and occasional 
lightning will be the primary concerns for the terminals. More 
details to come as time progresses. 


Ajs 




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Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Dallas-ft. Worth, Texas 75 67 82 68 79 / 30 20 50 70 80 
Waco, Texas 77 68 81 69 81 / 30 20 40 60 80 
Paris, Texas 72 61 81 68 79 / 30 20 40 70 80 
Denton, Texas 73 65 83 68 78 / 40 20 60 80 80 
McKinney, Texas 73 65 81 68 78 / 30 20 50 70 80 
Dallas, Texas 75 67 83 68 79 / 30 20 40 70 80 
Terrell, Texas 76 66 81 70 80 / 30 20 40 60 80 
Corsicana, Texas 76 67 82 69 80 / 30 20 40 50 80 
Temple, Texas 77 68 80 69 80 / 30 20 40 60 80 
Mineral Wells, Texas 74 66 82 67 79 / 50 20 60 90 80 


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Forward watches/warnings/advisories... 
Flash Flood Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening 
for txz091>095-100>107-115>120-129>133. 




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