<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth Weather News and Coverage]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usWed, 26 Apr 2017 09:06:15 -0500Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:06:15 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Cold Front Wednesday]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:31:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Grant-Johnston-bio.jpg

Severe weather possible east of Dallas.  Cold front pushing windy and cooler conditions into DFW with temperatures falling into the 60s this afternoon Wind Advisory: Noon-7PM.

10-Day Forecast
  • TODAY: Morning thunderstorms pushing east of DFW. Cooler and windy this afternoon. Temperature falling into 60s.  Wind: NW20-35 mph.
  • THURSDAY: A cool morning, then mostly sunny and warm. Low: 49. High: 80. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
  • FRIDAY: Partly cloudy, windy, humid, and very warm with a 20 percent chance for thunderstorms, mainly after sunset. Low: 65. High: 87. Wind: S 15-20 mph.
  • SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy, windy, and humid with an 80 percent chance for showers and thunderstorms. Some storms may be severe. Low: 68. High: 81. Wind: S 15-25 mph.
  • SUNDAY: Decreasing clouds, breezy and cooler. Low: 55. High: 70. Wind: NW 10-20 mph.
  • MONDAY: Sunny and pleasant. Low: 50. High: 76. Wind: N 5-10 mph.
  • TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Low: 59. High: 82. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
  • WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy and warm, with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms by evening. Low: 63. High: 84. Wind: S 10-20 mph.
  • THURSDAY: Decreasing clouds, breezy and slightly cooler. Low: 59. High: 78. Wind: N 10-20 mph.
  • FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and warm. Low: 58. High: 81. Wind: E 5-10 mph.

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<![CDATA[Texas StormRanger Handbook with 360 Tour]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:12:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rick-stormranger-360.JPG

NBC’s exclusive Texas StormRanger mobile radar truck is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that has a live, high-powered Doppler Radar that enables Texas StormRanger to get out ahead of a storm. The Texas StormRanger can track storms wherever they are with a higher degree of accuracy and with more detail than ever before.

From increased visibility in the heart of a storm to the ability to alert people in real time that a tornado has touched down because it can detect actual debris on the ground, Texas StormRanger is the latest addition to NBC 5’s expanding weather arsenal designed to keep you and your family safe when severe weather strikes.

"This radar technology and mobile configuration is a first for any TV station or network of stations in the U.S," said Richard Stedronsky, a meteorologist and director of strategic business development and partnerships at Enterprise Electronics Corporation. "NBC-Telemundo is the first to deploy this fleet of mobile doppler radars in the nation."

"We are boosting our weather forecasting capabilities by building, from scratch, the first-of-its-kind fleet of mobile weather radars in the country because we know how important weather is to our viewers," said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. "All of our stations will have access to this groundbreaking weather technology so they can deliver even more lifesaving weather information to their communities."

So what makes the Texas StormRanger so unique in delivering you the most accurate forecast?

When severe weather approaches, NBC 5 now has the ability to dispatch Texas StormRanger to wherever the storm is going to strike. Using X-band, dual-polarization Doppler radar, Texas StormRanger can provide our meteorologists with more detailed observations than any normal fixed radar can provide, giving them — and you — a hyperlocal look at the storm.

See Texas StormRanger radar in action here »

"When you start to get over 100 miles away from the radar, the radar beam from a fixed radar is too high in the atmosphere to see lower weather phenomena,” said Stedronsky, whose company provides the new radar system in Texas StormRanger. "But that’s where severe weather takes place -- in the lowest parts of the atmosphere. With StormRanger, you can take your viewers to the weather and gather information that a traditional fixed radar could be missing.”

Texas StormRanger's radar, which has a maximum range of about 100 miles, will update about once every 60 seconds. These updates mean you'll be up-to-the-minute when tracking how and when the weather will impact you in your crucial locations such as your home and where you currently are. Our app users will receive push alerts when Texas StormRanger is activated, allowing them to get a closer -- and more accurate -- look at the weather in their neighborhoods.

By driving Texas StormRanger close to actual storms, NBC 5 will be able to give a detailed look that TV stations never have been able to do before. Fixed radars may miss certain weather events due to terrain or blockages due to buildings in a downtown area. But Texas StormRanger can fill in those gaps in coverage, and in turn provide a more complete picture of what is happening now and what those immediately in the crosshairs of a severe storm can expect.

Mobility is Texas StormRanger’s big advantage over fixed radar during severe thunderstorms. By positioning Texas StormRanger wherever severe storms are about to strike, meteorologists will get a better idea of how the storms are forming, how severe they are and where and how fast they’re moving.

"This advanced look that you’ll get from a StormRanger means you’re giving more accurate and timely information to a viewer,” Stedronsky said.

Get accurate 10-day and hourly forecasts here »

In addition to radar, Texas StormRanger has a two cameras to give you an up-close look at conditions - one on the dashboard, and one pointed at a reporter riding in the vehicle.

“The information you're going to get on a local level is going to be unprecedented,” said Tom Jennings, president of Accelerated Media Technologies, which did the customization required to integrate the radar system into Texas StormRanger. “You’re going to get such high-resolution weather telemetry out of these trucks that you’ll know exactly what the weather’s doing in your neighborhood, not just theoretically what it’s doing across your state or county."

See how you can view Texas StormRanger online »

Stedronsky says the key to it all is having full control of a mobile radar unit that can be sent to any storm, at any time.

“That’s going to be huge for protecting people and assets and saving lives,” Stedronsky said.

NBC 5 is committed to bringing you the most accurate weather information possible, and Texas StormRanger is just the latest investment we’re making into weather-related technologies to do just that. Texas StormRanger is here to serve your community, and ensure that the NBC 5 Weather Experts are your most-trusted source when severe storms strike.

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<![CDATA[Your Hail Photos - April 26, 2017]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:29:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/2eb21e7f977e4be593ed7ce7feab9db3.jpg NBC 5 viewers sent photos of hail that fell on parts of North Texas to iSee@nbcdfw.com on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Severe Storms Bring Large Hail, Rain Wednesday]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:47:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/lightning.gif

The National Weather Service issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for several North Texas counties as a line of strong, hail-producing storms powered through the area Wednesday morning.

NBC DFW viewers shared photos and videos showing golf ball-sized hail that fell in a line of storms in Mansfield, Duncanville and Cedar Hill.

As of 8:42 a.m., Oncor reported that 11,192 Tarrant County customers had lost power. Outages by county also include:

• Dallas - 4,590
• Collin - 737
• Johnson - 327
• Kaufman - 198
• Denton - 178
• Ellis - 83
• Rockwall - 71

Both Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field reported ground stops as storms rolled through. As of 8:20 a.m., D/FW reported departure delays of an hour or less. Love Field reported delays lasting between one hour and one hour and fifteen minutes.

Cooler air was expected to arrive with a cold front Wednesday. The best chance for storms will be east of Dallas, where some strong to severe storms will be possible.

Thunderstorms return this weekend. There is a chance that some could be severe on Saturday, but it should clear out on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Register for NBCDFW's Closing System]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:09:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/snowflake.jpg

NBCDFW and NBC 5 offer an automated system for school and business closings and delays that can be accessed ONLINE ONLY for school and business administrators.

Due to the size of the Metroplex, only closings and delays for schools and large businesses with more than 500 employees will air on television. The status of religious facilities, day care centers, small businesses and other establishments will only be posted on NBCDFW.com.

To register, please send an email to Sharla.Alford@nbcuni.com with the name of your institution, the main contact name, phone number and email, as well as the physical address of the school, church or business.

To see a complete listing of current closing and delays, click here.

We will not sign up new clients during an inclement weather event, so please sign up before your school or business needs to use our services.

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<![CDATA[40 Years of Finfrock]]> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:23:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Finfrock-401.jpg NBC5 celebrates forty years of Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock, reflecting on his long career and some of the big weather stories he has covered.]]> <![CDATA[What Are Weather Balloons and How Do They Help?]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wx+balloon+data.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell talks about weather balloons and the crucial information they provide for meteorologists.

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<![CDATA[NASA Studies Weather in Outer Reaches of Atmosphere]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:34:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Noctilucent+clouds.jpg

Almost all clouds – and all of the rain, snow and storms – occur in the troposphere, the lowest level of the atmosphere, which extends about six to eight miles above the Earth's surface.

Above that is the stratosphere, and even higher up is the mesosphere, which extends from about 30 to 50 miles above the Earth's surface.

For the past 10 years, NASA's Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) mission has been studying the mesosphere. It is an extraordinarily clean and dry region. But meteors streaking into the upper atmosphere burn up and can leave meteor dust. What little moisture there is in the mesosphere can sometimes crystallize onto that meteor dust. Those ice crystals can then show up as noctilucent clouds.

The photo above, taken in Alberta, Canada, shows normal water clouds in the troposphere, as a dark layer near the horizon. But above that, glowing in the mesosphere, are brilliant noctilucent clouds.

I once saw a luminous display of these clouds on an overnight trip to Europe (that's why I always want a window seat when flying). Since they are so high in the atmosphere, they still glow even several hours after sunset.

MORE: Click to read more about noctilucent clouds and the AIM mission.

Photo Credit: NASA/Dave Hughes
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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Hot, Dry California Wind]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:08:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RM-WxQ-4p-042517_1200x675_929443907969.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is the name of the wind that brings hot and dry weather to California?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Use of Word 'Tornado']]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:25:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-24-17h14m10s17.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Did the U.S. Weather Bureau ban the use of the word tornado?

<![CDATA[What Determines Hail Size?]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:27:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dallas-hail.jpg

Friday night there were several large hail reports in North Texas as severe thunderstorms rolled through.

Parts of Prosper, Celina and McKinney saw golf ball-to-baseball-sized hail that damaged several vehicles. Stephenville and Dublin also got hit with golf ball-sized hail. Denton and Rockwall were hit with quarter-sized hail.

Carrollton and West Plano only got pea-sized hail. Usually pea-sized hail isn't large enough to cause damage.


Why did some communities see large, damaging hail while others saw small hail stones? It all has to do with the strength of the updraft in the thunderstorm.

Updrafts are the winds going into a thunderstorm. Hail is formed when the updraft carries a raindrop up into the upper levels of the atmosphere where the air is very cold. The raindrops then freeze into balls of ice.

Hailstones grow by colliding with super cooled water drops (water below the freezing point, but not frozen yet). Super cooled water will freeze on contact when it encounters the hail, making the hail stone bigger.

The stronger the updraft, the higher the hail will travel giving it more time to collide with super cooled water droplets. Think of making a large snow ball, the longer you roll the ball in the snow, the larger it gets.

The hail stone will continue to grow larger until it is so heavy the updraft winds can't support it. The hail will then fall to the ground.

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<![CDATA[Hail Storm Moves Through Collin County]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:01:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-21-23h43m12s190.jpg

A series of thunderstorms brought large hail to parts of Collin County, Friday, April 21, 2017.

<![CDATA[Heavy Rain, Pea-Size Hail Hits Farmersville]]> Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:05:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-21-23h43m10s170.jpg

Strong storms brought heavy downpours and small hail to Farmersville, Friday, April 21, 2017.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Urgent Weather Statements]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:14:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-21-17h04m49s17.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Which weather statement requires you to take immediate action?

<![CDATA[Friday's Severe Weather Right on Schedule]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:30:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/219*120/SAM4.PNG

Today is a Weather Alert Day at NBC 5. A cold front will push south through North Texas triggering thunderstorms with the potential to turn severe.

In order for a storm to be considered severe it must have hail over one inch in diameter, winds greater than 58 mph and/or be capable of producing a tornado.

The Storm Prediction Center's convective outlook for today (also called a severe weather risk map) has a slight and enhanced risk of severe storms in North Texas.


April and May are the most active months for severe weather in North Texas. Today's severe weather is right on schedule. This is a look at severe weather climatology over the past 30 years.


This is where severe is most likely to happen on this day based on past weather events. The bull's-eye for severe storms almost lines up perfectly with the convective outlook for today with the highest risk centered over Oklahoma and North Texas.

When storms move through this evening there is a small threat for a tornado mainly north of DFW. As the storms form into one line and push southeast, the tornado threat diminishes.

Looking at past tornado climatology, the bull's-eye is centered over Oklahoma and North Texas.


Here is the chance for tornadoes today. Again, it almost lines up perfectly.


Continue to stay weather aware. The worst time of year for severe weather will be over in about a month and a half.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Home Run Conditions]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:15:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RM-WxQ-042017_1200x675_925719619967.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Which of these cities has the best conditions for hitting a home run?

<![CDATA[Earth Day Provides Opportunity to Make Texas 'Greener']]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:01:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/200*120/earthdaygeneric.jpg

When it comes to the environment we all know green is good and "greener" is better.

A recent study by WalletHub, though, ranks Texas toward the bottom — 36th — of the "green" list. Some of the categories that the study considered are air quality, water quality and energy consumption.

"Eco-Friendly Behaviors" is another category where Texas placed poorly — 37th. This should come as no surprise considering all the gas-guzzling trucks and SUVs on Texas roads.

So what can we do as proud Texans to improve our ranking? While most of us aren't going to hand over the keys to our 4x4s any time soon, perhaps we can all take small steps to help the environment if we're not already. Some examples include car-pooling, public transit, working from home once per week, recycling and reusable bags instead of plastic.

Earth Day — April 22 — is an excellent opportunity for each of us to stop and consider how our lifestyles impact the environment.

The official Earth Day campaign this year is to promote environmental and climate literacy (earthday.org).

For more on Earth Week 2017 across North Texas:  http://on.nbcdfw.com/eHr3Ra5.

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<![CDATA[Weather Equipment Abuse Caught on Camera]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:53:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RM-WxEquipPunch-041917_1200x675_924956739561.jpg

Be kind to your local weather equipment! NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell shares video of a man punching a personal weather station at a Denton apartment complex.

<![CDATA[Rick Mitchell Explains Wind Shear]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 21:49:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RM-WindShear-041917_1200x675_924957763587.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell demonstrates the different varieties of wind shear.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Wind Shear]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:08:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RM-WxQ-4p-041917_1200x675_924761667636.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Which is a type of wind shear?

<![CDATA[Internal Car Temps Can Skyrocket]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:18:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sun_Heat_Generic_Hot_car.jpg

A 1-year-old child died Friday after being left alone inside a hot car for several hours.

We usually hear these sad stories in the summer, but the temperature on Friday reached a high of only 82 degrees at 3:43 p.m.

It may not have seemed like an overly hot afternoon, but, on average, the temperature inside a vehicle can climb 20 degrees in an hour.

In 20 minutes, the internal temperature of a car can be as much as 30 degrees higher than the outside temperature. After an hour the temperature inside a vehicle can be as much as 43 degrees higher than the outside temperature.

If the air temperature is 82, the temperature inside a vehicle could be as high as 120-130 degrees. Cracking a window does little to prevent the internal temperature of a car from rising.

Do anything you can to remind yourself when children or pets are inside your car. I've heard tips such as leaving your cell phone or left shoe next to the car seat.

Let's not have this be a story we hear about again as we approach the summer months.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Temperature Around Lightning Bolt]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:25:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-18-18h23m53s135.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: How warm can a lightning bolt heat the surrounding air?

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Deadliest Weather in the U.S.]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:45:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-17-18h19m12s196.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is the deadliest weather feature in the United States?

<![CDATA[Will it Rain on Easter Sunday?]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:02:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/easter-weather-forecast.jpg

There is a 30 percent chance of rain on Easter Sunday for North Texas.

The forecast models the NBC 5 Weather Experts use for reference have been disagreeing with each other and still have yet to come to an agreement. It is looking like a few scattered showers, maybe a storm, will impact North Texas Sunday afternoon and evening.

Not everyone will see rain.

Easter Sunday is by no means expected to be a washout. If anything, you will have a brief rain delay from your outdoor plans. It will be warm and breezy with highs in the low 80s with breezy south winds.

Keep checking back with our weather experts online and on air for updates.

Happy Easter!

<![CDATA[Dry Start To Easter Weekend]]> Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:41:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-14-04h47m08s216.jpg

Skies will be mostly cloudy for a good portion of Good Friday today, but we should remain rain-free.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Can Tornadoes Spin Clockwise?]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:41:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/thur+wx+quiz.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell ask: True or False? In the Northern Hemisphere, tornadoes can spin in a clockwise direction.

<![CDATA[Bluebonnets in Bloom 2017 - Gallery IV]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:16:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/e71e5a4c07f740648d4f1abc5860bba2.JPG.jpg It's a Texas tradition like no other, taking your photos in the bluebonnets. NBC 5 viewers shared their photos of the state flower via iSee@nbcdfw.com or the NBCDFW app.

Photo Credit: Jo lynn Harris]]>
<![CDATA[Live Video NBC 5's Texas Thunder Truck]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:21:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/texas-thunder-truck.jpg

Severe weather is expected Friday afternoon and NBC 5's Texas Thunder Truck will be out chasing storms.

Live video from the Texas Thunder Truck will appear at the top of this page when the stream is live.

If you do not see video in the player above, the truck is not currently streaming live video. But don't worry, if we're not live, we'll replace the video feed with some super cool photos of our truck!

Follow @TXThunderTruck on Twitter and on Facebook for the latest on location.

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<![CDATA[Bluebonnets in Bloom 2017 - Gallery III]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:20:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/182*120/37ab524354df4517a4980a65010141d1.JPG.jpg It's a Texas tradition like no other, taking your photos in the bluebonnets. NBC 5 viewers shared their photos of the state flower via iSee@nbcdfw.com or the NBCDFW app.

Photo Credit: Tim]]>
<![CDATA[The Number of Tornadoes So Far in '17]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:53:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-13-09h50m43s106.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston breaks down the number of tornadoes seen in Texas and other states so far in 2017.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: WWII Weather Event]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 17:25:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rick+wx+image.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell ask: what weather feature helped Japan bomb the United States mainland in WWII?

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<![CDATA[Teachers Welcome Students Back to Wylie School]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 07:30:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wylie-school.jpg

Teachers at Cox Elementary School in Wylie ISD wrote welcome back notes for students returning to class after their building was damaged by sprinklers.

<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Largest Hailstone]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 20:26:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RM-WXquiz-041117_1200x675_919191107635.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: how big was the record largest hailstone in Texas?

<![CDATA[Thunderstorms Bring Hail, Heavy Rain to North Texas]]> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 08:40:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ttt-lightning1.jpg

Thunderstorms rolled through North Texas overnight, bringing quarter-sized hail and heavy rain.

Some counties were under Severe Thunderstorm Warnings that expired at about 4 a.m.


Counties south of the Metroplex — including Henderson, Hill and Navarro counties — remained under a Flash Flood Watch until 7 a.m.

As of 6:51 a.m., more than 2,000 North Texas customers were without power, led by Navarro (687), Johnson (650), Van Zandt (546), Henderson (483) and Dallas (175) counties, according to Oncor.


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<![CDATA[Timelapse: Storm Clouds Form Near Maypearl]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:56:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Timelapse_Storm_Chaser_Maypearl_1200x675_918104131714.jpg

Storm-chaser video captures storm clouds near Maypearl, Monday, April 10, 2017.

<![CDATA[Wall Cloud from Texas Thunder Truck]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:51:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TTT_Wall_Cloud_TimeLapse_1200x675_918095939646.jpg

Video from the Texas Thunder Truck shows a wall cloud south of Alvarado, east of Interstate 35 on Monday, April 10, 2017.

<![CDATA[Timelapse: Storm Clouds from Galleria Skycam]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:48:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Timelapse_Galleria_Clouds_Skycam_1200x675_918067779889.jpg

Watch a timelapse video of storm clouds moving through North Texas from an NBC 5 tower camera near the Galleria in Dallas, Monday, April 10, 2017.

<![CDATA[Timelapse: Storm Clouds from Downtown Dallas]]> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 16:49:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Timelapse_Dallas_Clouds_Skycam_1200x675_918064707548.jpg

Watch a timelapse video of storm clouds moving through North Texas from an NBC 5 tower camera in Downtown Dallas, Monday, April 10, 2017.

<![CDATA[Texas Storm Fleet Has Powerful Storm-Tracking Ability]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:45:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/storm-fleet-shoot-03.png

NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston profiles the Texas Storm Fleet, which includes the Texas Thunder Truck, Texas StormRanger and Texas Sky Ranger, giving NBC 5 viewers the best storm tracking technology.

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<![CDATA[Debris Collection Continues After Recent Severe Weather]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:39:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Lewisville-storm-cleanup.jpg

It has been just over a week since strong storms, including three tornadoes confirmed by the National Weather Service, tore through North Texas in the early morning hours of March 29.

In that time, those who sustained damage to their property have been picking up the pieces.

That includes Tom Hanson, of Lewisville, who lost several large tree limbs and a portion of his roof.

“I’ve lived 62 years and this is the first tornado that I’ve really been in,” Hanson said this week.

Hanson spoke while standing beside a giant pile of debris at his curb, placed there in anticipation of a special collection period established by the city.

Between Monday, April 3 and Friday, April 14 Waste Management, city crews and trucks contracted by the city will make repeated rounds through neighborhoods impacted by the tornado to haul debris piles away.

According to the city, debris must be placed street-side and not in an alley, and it must be clearly accessible with no vehicles parked in front of the debris pile. A web page dedicated to the special collection period has additional information.

In Fort Worth, city crews “have been out in force” since the March 29 storm to address debris and damage, according to a city web page.

Read more: ONLINE

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<![CDATA[S-Band Radar Gives NBC 5's Weather Experts Advantage]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 18:16:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/s+band+radar+nbc+dfw.jpg

NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock explains the advantages of NBC 5's state-of-the-art S-Band Radar.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Air Pressure at Night]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 17:43:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/RM-WXquiz-4p-040617_1200x675_915732547925.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: the air pressure at night will usually do what in a quiet weather pattern?

<![CDATA[We Love Weather! Here's Why]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:16:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Thunder+Truck+CJ+5.jpg

North Texas is in the peak of severe weather season; April and May are the months with the highest numbers of tornadoes.

Severe storms can happen any time of the day and our team of meteorologists work around the clock to keep you safe.

Why do our Weather Experts love what they do? They all love weather and they all have a story as to why they became a meteorologist.

Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock became interested in weather because of Hurricane Carla in Houston. Rick Mitchell spent over 15 years in Oklahoma City, a hot spot for tornado activity. Grant Johnston had a close call with lightning in Kansas City. Brian James was bit by the weather bug in Michigan with lake-effect snow and blizzards. Keisha Burns fell in love with weather living in the Pacific Northwest with the weather constantly changing. Hurricanes drew Samantha Davies to weather, she was in Hurricane Andrew and part of the evacuation efforts in South Florida.

David Finfrock has worked at NBC 5 keeping North Texans safe for over 40 years. He has also been an inspiration to aspiring meteorologists.

Joey Picca is one of those meteorologists. Picca grew up in Irving and was in high school in Irving as he watched Finfrock in 2000, live on the air, describe a tornado tearing through downtown Fort Worth.

Picca is now a successful meteorologist at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

Spring can bring some dangerous storms, but together we will all get through it.

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