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Active Weather Alerts for Bedford, TX

Bedford, TX (76021)

Airport Weather Warning

AIRPORT WEATHER WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1054 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

...airport weather warning for lightning within 10 miles...

.onset/end times, through 1130 PM CDT or 0430 UTC.

.rates expected, ocassional to frequent strikes.

.other threats/remarks, storm over kdal moving south-southwest at 
37 knots.

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ocnl, occasional=less than 1 flash per minute
frq, frequent=1 to 5 flashes per minute
cons, continuous=more than 5 flashes per minute

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1017 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

Heat advisory is in effect across much of north texas from
noon thursday until 9 PM friday...

well-above normal temperatures are expected over the next
48 hours due to a strengthening mid and upper level ridge of high
pressure, currently situated just west of the region. high
temperatures from near 100 to 105 degrees combined with light
winds and high dewpoint values will lead to heat indices in the
105 to 108 degree range during peak heating thursday and friday.
areas generally east of a line from graham to killeen are included
in the advisory.

...heat advisory remains in effect from noon thursday to 10 PM
CDT friday...

* location, all areas along and east of a line from graham to 
  killeen, including the sherman, dallas fort worth, waco... 
  temple and killeen areas. 

* temperature, high temperatures from around 100 to 105 degrees 
  with heat index readings reaching the 105 to 108 degree range. 

* impacts, those exposed to the extreme heat over a prolonged 
  period may develop heat related illnesses. 

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a heat advisory means that afternoon heat index values are
expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees for at least two
consecutive days.

be sure to check on persons with health problems and the
elderly, as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. never leave young children or pets in an enclosed
vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly
rise to life threatening levels.

to reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. heat stroke is an
emergency - call 911.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook...updated

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
930 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

This hazardous weather outlook is for north texas.

.day one, tonight.

thunderstorms will remain possible across portions of north and
central texas tonight. a few thunderstorms could be strong or
marginally severe with a threat of damaging winds, frequent
lightning and some hail.

.days two through seven, thursday through tuesday.

a heat advisory is in effect for most of the region thursday
through friday. heat index values on both of the afternoons will
be at or over 105 degrees.

there is a slight chance of thunderstorms thursday afternoon east
of a line from bonham to corsicana to hearne.  

another chance of thunderstorms will be monday afternoon and
tuesday across all of north texas.

.spotter information statement...

limited spotter activation may be requested for any strong or
marginally severe thunderstorm overnight.

Hazardous Weather Outlook...updated

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
304 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

This hazardous weather outlook is for north texas.

.day one, this afternoon and tonight.

a complex of thunderstorms is expected to move into the region
from the northeast this evening. thunderstorms will be
possible north of a line from palestine to meridian to jacksboro
through midnight. a few storms could be strong or marginally
severe this evening, producing damaging winds and frequent
lightning. some hail will also be possible.

.days two through seven, thursday through tuesday.

a heat advisory is in effect for most of the region thursday
through friday. heat index values on both of the afternoons will
be at or over 105 degrees.

there is a slight chance of thunderstorms thursday afternoon east
of a line from bonham to corsicana to hearne.  

there is a slight chance of thunderstorms monday afternoon and
tuesday over all of north texas.

.spotter information statement...

limited spotter activation may be requested this evening to the
northeast of a line from bowie to cleburne to athens.

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
234 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

Heat advisory is in effect across much of north texas from noon
thursday until 9 PM friday...

well-above normal temperatures are expected over the next 48
hours due to a strengthening mid and upper level ridge of high
pressure, currently situated just west of the region. high
temperatures from near 100 to 105 degrees combined with light
winds and high dewpoint values will lead to heat indices in the
105 to 108 degree range during peak heating thursday and friday.
areas generally east of a line from graham to killeen will be
included in the advisory.

...heat advisory in effect from noon thursday to 10 PM CDT
friday...

the National Weather Service in fort worth has issued a heat
advisory, which is in effect from noon thursday to 10 PM CDT
friday. 

* location, all areas along and east of a line from graham to
  killeen, including the sherman, dallas fort
  worth, waco, temple and killeen areas.

* temperature, high temperatures from around 100 to 105 degrees
  with heat index readings reaching the 105 to 108 degree range.

* impacts, those exposed to the extreme heat over a prolonged
  period may develop heat related illnesses.

precautionary/preparedness actions...

a heat advisory means that afternoon heat index values are
expected to meet or exceed 105 degrees for at least two
consecutive days. 

be sure to check on persons with health problems and the
elderly, as they are the most susceptible to heat exhaustion and
heat stroke. never leave young children or pets in an enclosed
vehicle, even for a short time, as temperatures can quickly
rise to life threatening levels. 

take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.  when
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

to reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. heat stroke
is an emergency - call 911.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook...updated

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1248 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

This hazardous weather outlook is for north texas.

.day one, this afternoon and tonight.

a complex of thunderstorms is expected to move into the region
from the northeast late this afternoon. thunderstorms will be
possible late this afternoon and tonight north of a line from
palestine to meridian to jacksboro. a few storms could be strong or
marginally severe producing damaging winds and frequent lightning.
some hail will also be possible.

.days two through seven, thursday through tuesday.

there is a slight chance of thunderstorms thursday afternoon east
of a line from bonham to corsicana to hearne.  

there is a slight chance of thunderstorms monday night and
tuesday over all of north texas.

.spotter information statement...
spotter activation is not expected at this time.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
412 AM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

This hazardous weather outlook is for north texas.

.day one, today and tonight.
there is a low chance of thunderstorms along and northeast of a
jacksboro to hillsboro to palestine line late this afternoon and
evening. a few storms could be strong with gusty winds and 
frequent lightning being the main threats.

.days two through seven, thursday through tuesday.
there is a slight chance of thunderstorms thursday afternoon east
of a line from bonham to corsicana to hearne.  

there is a slight chance of thunderstorms monday night and
tuesday over all of north texas.

.spotter information statement...
spotter activation is not expected at this time.

Public Information Statement

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
732 AM CDT TUE JUL 1 2014

...waco climate narrative for june 2014...

june was the 9th consecutive month with a below normal mean 
temperature at waco. through the end of june, it was the coolest 
start to a year since 1997. the average low temperature for the year 
to date (january 1 to june 30) was the 2nd coolest on record.

through june 30, the mercury had yet to reach 95 degrees in 2014. 
july 8 is the latest on record for the first 95-degree day.

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waco - latest dates for first occurrence of 95 degrees

   1   july 8, 1995
   2   july 8, 1975
   3   july 7, 2000
   4   july 7, 1919
   5   july 3, 1997
   6   july 1, 1941
   7   june 29, 1979
   8   june 28, 1973
   9   june 27, 1983
  10   june 25, 1955

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severe thunderstorms impacted waco on june 22. the peak gust at waco 
regional airport was 59 mph, the strongest wind measured at the 
site since february 2013. nearly 4 inches of rain (3.85 inches) fell 
in just 42 minutes. the torrential rainfall quickly flooded roads... 
claiming the life of a motorist in waco.

the 24-hour total for the event was 4.39 inches. this was the 6th 
time in the last 4 years that waco has had at least 4 inches of 
precipitation in 24 hours, and the 10th time with at least 3 inches.
(three of these events are among the greatest 24-hour totals on 
record for waco.)

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waco - 24-hr precip totals exceeding 3 inches (july 2010 - june 2014)

     5.89    september 7-8, 2010     7th greatest 24-hour total
     5.83    october 9, 2011         8th greatest 24-hour total
     6.17    march 19-20, 2012       4th greatest 24-hour total
     3.23    september 29-30, 2012
     4.46    january 8-9, 2013
     4.42    july 14-15, 2013
     3.02    september 19-20, 2013
     3.59    october 15-16, 2013
     3.40    may 12-13, 2014
     4.39    june 22-23, 2014 *

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waco - greatest monthly precipitation totals for june

   1   12.06   1961
   2   10.55   1927
   3   10.21   1938
   4    9.89   1919
   5    8.76   2007
   6    8.31   2014*
   7    7.91   2004
   8    7.61   2000
   9    7.23   1981
  10    7.10   1973

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airport sites               june               january-june 2014
                       2014  departure     total  departure  percent

waco                   8.31    +4.88       19.45    +1.13      106
dfw airport            3.26    -0.53       10.59    -9.45       53

dallas love field      2.92    -1.19       10.95    -9.29       54
fort worth meacham     3.76    -1.37       10.50    -9.68       52
dallas executive       3.67    -0.46       12.42    -8.84       58
fort worth alliance    4.91    +0.66       12.45    -7.70       62
arlington              3.04    -1.18        8.52   -11.76       42

denton                 3.51    -0.88       10.62   -10.45       50
mckinney               1.23    -2.81        9.77   -12.03       45
terrell                1.83    -2.31       10.95   -11.03       50
corsicana              9.74    +5.56       18.71    -2.78       87 
mineral wells          6.52    +2.36       11.45    -5.82       66

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Public Information Statement

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
732 AM CDT TUE JUL 1 2014

...dallas/fort worth climate narrative for june 2014...

june rainfall varied widely across north texas. for many locations...
monthly totals exceeded 8 inches. but in some areas, june totals 
were less than 3 inches.

flash flooding impacted parts of fort worth on june 25. the 
following day, another round of flooding occurred in northern 
portions of tarrant county.

dfw airport missed the heaviest rain. just like the first 5 months 
of 2014, the june precipitation was below normal. the year-to-date 
total, through the end of june, was the 9th driest on record.

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dallas/fort worth - lowest january-june precipitation totals

   1    6.33   1909
   2    7.32   1971
   3    8.55   1972
   4    8.88   1899
   5    9.90   1911
   6   10.11   1901
   7   10.19   1996
   8   10.47   1960
   9   10.59   2014*
  10   10.78   1963

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airport sites               june               january-june 2014
                       2014  departure     total  departure  percent

dfw airport            3.26    -0.53       10.59    -9.45       53
waco                   8.31    +4.88       19.45    +1.13      106

dallas love field      2.92    -1.19       10.95    -9.29       54
fort worth meacham     3.76    -1.37       10.50    -9.68       52
dallas executive       3.67    -0.46       12.42    -8.84       58
fort worth alliance    4.91    +0.66       12.45    -7.70       62
arlington              3.04    -1.18        8.52   -11.76       42

denton                 3.51    -0.88       10.62   -10.45       50
mckinney               1.23    -2.81        9.77   -12.03       45
terrell                1.83    -2.31       10.95   -11.03       50
corsicana              9.74    +5.56       18.71    -2.78       87 
mineral wells          6.52    +2.36       11.45    -5.82       66

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