<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Dallas-Fort Worth Weather News and Coverage]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcdfw.com/weather/stories http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:29:38 -0500 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:29:38 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Labor Day Weekend Forecast]]> Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:11:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Riley_722x406.jpg

Much of our Labor Day weekend will remain rain free with the exception of a 20 percent chance for a shower or storm east of I-35W this afternoon.

Today will feature a mix of sun and clouds with heat index values near 99.

Sunday and Monday will be warmer and breezier. Much of the upcoming week temperatures will be in the upper 90s with little to no chance for rain after today for the next seven days.

TODAY: Partly cloudy and warm, with a 20 percent chance for a few afternoon thunderstorms mainly east of I-35W. High: 93. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and warmer. Low: 77. High: 96. Wind: S 10-20 mph.

LABOR DAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and hot. Low: 76. High: 97. Wind: S 10-20 mph.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. Low: 78. High: 98. Wind: S 10-15 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. Low: 79. High: 98. Wind: S 10 mph.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. Low: 78. High: 97. Wind: S 10 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and hot. Low: 76. High: 97. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5 First Alert WX App Available Now!]]> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 12:12:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/First-Alert-Weather-722x406.jpg

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<![CDATA[High-Tech Radar on Southwest Planes]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:52:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lr+radar+honeywell.jpg Breakthrough technology could mean safer skies for pilots and smoother rides for passengers. Advanced radar now in the cockpit of every Southwest Airlines plane will make a big difference in severe weather.

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<![CDATA[Back To School Forecast]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:42:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BTS_forecast_1200x675_321689155678.jpg It's back to work and school for many of you tomorrow, and triple digit heat is expected by the afternoon.]]> <![CDATA[August 24 Sunday PM Forecast]]> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:54:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/082414+sunday+7day.jpg It's back to work and school for many of you tomorrow, and triple digit heat is expected by the afternoon. Some slight relief is on the way this week with rain chances returning and slightly cooler temperatures. Our temperatures will drop back into the mid-90s by late-week with rain chances increasing to 30% by Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Hot Sunday Ahead]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:22:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/082314+Saturday+7day+4cast.jpg The rest of the weekend is going to be hot with 100s in store for Sunday. Heat index values will remain below 105 which is below advisory criteria. By Tuesday, we'll drop back down into the upper 90s and introduce some rain chanches. The best chance for showers and a few storms will arrive Thursday and Friday. Highs by Friday are expected to fall into the low 90s.]]> <![CDATA[Lightning Blamed for Two House Fires in Mansfield]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:00:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/081714+Mansfield+Fire.jpg

Fire investigators said lightning possibly hit three to four homes and caused two of them to catch fire in Mansfield on Sunday morning.

“You wake up first thing in the morning and have a cup of coffee like any other day and three hours later you don't have a house,” said James Dopson, who lived in one of the homes that caught fire. 

“It [the fire] got pretty big, pretty fast and that was it,” said Dopson. 

It was a neighbor who alerted Dopson that his house was on fire on Sailboat Drive. He escaped with his 10-year-old daughter and cat. Fortunately, nobody was injured.

“I knew instantly that they needed help and that's what I was going to do,” said Savannah Morgan, who lives across the street from Dopson. 

Neighbors who've never met Dopson came to help, realizing the lightning that destroyed his home could have easily destroyed their own. 

“It shook the windows in the house,” said Morgan as she describes the lightning strike.  

“It sounded like a loud boom,” said another neighbor. “Something I’ve never heard before.”

Just a quarter of a mile away, another home on Poppy Drive went up in flames due to a lightning bolt earlier that morning. The roof was destroyed and a family of four was displaced, but uninjured

As crews were cleaning up the scene on Poppy Drive, they were immediately dispatched to Sailboat Drive for another fire. 

Most of Dopson's belongings inside his home on Sailboat Drive were destroyed, but he tried to salvage the very little that was left Sunday. 

“You have neighbors coming from the next block that you've never met bringing water, refreshments, food clothing and shoes,” said Dopson.

“You think to yourself, ‘There’s a lot of good people out there.”



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<![CDATA[Low Storm Chances Stick Around]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:18:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/081714+Sun+7day.jpg Showers and storms Sunday dumped close to 3 inches of rain out at DFW Airport and Dallas Love Field! Low storm chances stick around for tonight with the best chances south/east of DFW. We'll have a 20% chance for a few storms on Monday mainly south of DFW. Rain chances fall to 10% for Tuesday. Then we crank up the heat again and we'll see several triple digit days late this week into the weekend.]]> <![CDATA[North Texas Storms Cause Problems, Power Outages]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:21:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/081614+Lovers+Ln+Greenville+Ave+power+pole.jpg

Oncor is investigating what brought down power poles, lines and transformers around 4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon in North Dallas, knocking out power to several shopping centers along Greenville Avenue near Lovers Lane and prompting a call for help. 

Lt. Ayman Ghousheh with the Dallas Fire-Rescue said the department received a call for people trapped in their cars beneath downed power lines, but by the time firefighters arrived everyone was out and safe. 

“We got a call on wires down, showed up we noticed the parking wires on top of cars, some people trying to get in some people trying to get out; it was real chaotic,” Ghousheh said. 

He said it’s unusual to see this type of damage.

“Not like this — usually we’ll get wires down, but not where a whole block and you have two poles down and both transformers are down,” said Ghousheh.

Ghousheh said he has no idea what brought the poles down, but suspected it was strong winds.

“It’s pretty dangerous. As soon as we got here we asked for additional companies to help us out just to get the scene safe,” Ghousheh said.

But, for Mark Rodkey, who was stranded without a car until Oncor could shut power off to the area — it was frightening.

“Just a big boom — we heard lightning or thunder was the big boom, or it may have been the transformer, but other people in the store saw the sparks for the transformer,” Rodkey said.

“What happened was the power went out — you heard the security alarm sensors go off and on — and then a couple seconds later all the lights went off and then they came back on and then they just shut off for good.”

Businesses were forced to shut their doors during dinner, one of the busiest time of the day. Many of the signs on the door asked customers to come back tomorrow.

“I just came to work and I just drove by and I see all these power lines down and all these businesses shut down and get to work and see we’re closed for the day,” said Camaron Martin.

As of Saturday at 9 p.m., Oncor reported 257 customers without power in Dallas County, down from a high of 16,942. Tarrant County reported 27 customers without electricity, down from 961. Denton County reported 20 customers without power, down from a high of 2,922. And Collin County had 25 customers in the dark, a decrease from 961.

Copyright Associated Press / NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth



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<![CDATA[More Storms Possible On Sunday]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:31:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/081614+Saturday+7day+4cast.jpg On Sunday, we have a 30% chance for an afternoon shower or storm. Heading into the week we'll enter another dry and hot stretch with more triple digits by mid-week.]]> <![CDATA[Samantha Davies Gets Married]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:34:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Davies-Wedding1.jpg NBC 5's Samantha Davies got married over the weekend. Deborah Ferguson attended the wedding and shared some photos from Samantha's big day.]]> <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Slight Cold Front]]> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 18:59:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/081014+Sunday+7day+forecast.jpg Heading into Monday we'll have a slightly better chance for a shower or storm with temperatures dropping back into the upper 90s as a cold front arrives. More triple digits return by the end of the week and into next weekend.]]> <![CDATA[Register for NBCDFW's Closing System]]> Sat, 07 Dec 2013 19:36:04 -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 and over the phone 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.

Additionally, NBCDFW offers email and SMS alerts for school and business closings. For more information 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[Saturday August 9 PM Forecast]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:41:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/080914+Saturday+web7day.jpg Today will be the 9th triple digit day of the summer so far! Both afternoons this weekend we'll have heat indices between 104 and 107 degrees. There is a small chance for an isolated shower mainly north of DFW this afternoon, but most will stay dry and hot. Heading into Monday and Tuesday we'll have a slightly better chance for a shower or storm with temperatures dropping back into the upper 90s.]]> <![CDATA[web wx SAT AM 08092014]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 15:43:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/web_wx_SAT_AM_08092014_1200x675_316813380001.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[RAW VIDEO: Hurricane Iselle Drenches Hawaii, Pounds Hilo]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:55:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000007804517_1200x675_316590147709.jpg The rain and wind started to drench parts of the Big Island on Friday. The tropical storm took down trees and caused store signs to blow with the torrential gusts.]]> <![CDATA[Beating the Extreme Heat in DFW]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:20:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hot+sun2.jpg How to beat the heat in the extreme temperatures in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Nice Outdoor Weather]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 18:18:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/080314+sunday+web7day.jpg Warmer weather will be building this week with highs back into the middle 90s Monday and upper 90s for the rest of the week. DFW should stay dry for the next several days. But a few spotty showers may pop up again Monday afternoon E/SE of Dallas and Fort Worth.]]> <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Gradually Getting Warmer]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 18:47:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/080214+saturday+7day+forecast.jpg Our quiet weather pattern is expected to continue over the next week. Upper level high pressure should build in from the west and result in a warmer and mainly dry weather pattern over the next several days. Temperatures have been below average so far this August with highs in the low 80s yesterday and a high of 90 today at DFW Airport. But we should warm back into the upper 90s by Wednesday and Thursday. The average high for this time of the year is 97 degrees.]]> <![CDATA[Cooler Temps a Welcomed Break in DFW]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:57:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cooler+temps.jpg

This week’s cooler weather had a lot of people surprised, but this morning on the Trinity Trail in Fort Worth people were not complaining.

“Love it because it has been so nice,” said Tamara Linn of Bedford. “It’s not typical of Texas weather, so it’s been really great.”

Linn was out on the Trinity Trail on Friday morning riding her horse.

She says her horse loves the cooler temperatures as well.

“The horses love it,” said Linn. “The flies aren’t as bad. It’s cooler. They aren’t dying of the heat. It’s really great.”

Sara Lindberg, of Hurst, was out riding her bike on the trail Friday.

“It is so nice to come out and not sweat,” said Lindberg. “Just enjoy it and not dread going outside.”

Lindberg says she plans to take advantage of the weather.

“I have an 18-month-old, so we come outside a lot, but we are definitely outside way more when it’s like this,” she said.



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<![CDATA[A Cool Break from the Summer Heat]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:28:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cooler+temps.jpg This week’s cooler weather had a lot of people surprised, but this morning on the Trinity Trail in Fort Worth people were not complaining.

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<![CDATA[Lightning Sparks Home Fires Across North Texas]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:40:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Lightning+house+image.jpg

Strong storms moved through the Metroplex around 2 a.m. Thursday, causing a flurry of lightning activity.

NBC 5 has learned of at least seven instances of lightning striking homes overnight.

Three homes were struck by lightning in Plano, two of which suffered fire damage.

Two homes were struck and caught fire in Frisco, as well as one in Lewisville and at least one in Richardson.

“About 2:15am there was a big ol’ lightning bolt and it made a bomb noise and a few minutes later there was another one,” said Renee Griffith. “So, we were sleeping and my mom says, 'I smell smoke,' and we’re next-door-neighbors, so respectfully we get up and we go out to check on it, and my brother first and then me I followed to look, and he went over to ding the door bell and we found out they got out. We were praying for the family.”

Several of the fires damaged the homes so badly the families who live there are forced to find somewhere else to stay.
 



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<![CDATA[Several Lightning Strikes in North Texas]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:59:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Lightning+house+image.jpg Overnight storms caused quite a bit of damage in North Texas, including at least seven lightning strikes.

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<![CDATA[Mother Nature Throws Baseball Tournament a Curve Ball]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mickey+mantle+world+series.jpg After 19 years of running the Mickey Mantle World Series tournament in McKinney, beating the heat has become part of the game for tournament organizers. However, rain and cooler temperatures on Wednesday brought both a pleasant change and new challenges.

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<![CDATA[A Bit Cooler With Rain Chances]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:51:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/072714+Sunday+7day.jpg Sunday was the hottest day so far this year but heat relief is on the way! A cold front will push down from the north Monday morning. This front will help to initiate showers and thunderstorms during the day. It will also hold temperatures in the low 90s for highs. Additional rain chances can be expected later in the week.]]> <![CDATA[Saturday, July 26 PM Forecast]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:02:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/072614+Sat+7day.jpg Get ready for another hot day Sunday with highs at or slightly above 100. Cooler temperatures are in the forecast for much of the upcoming week thanks to a cold front that should arrive Monday. Rain chances are also in the forecast Monday through Friday.]]> <![CDATA[Watch Grant's Reaction When a Wasp Attacks the Fort Worth Skycam]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:17:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Wasp+Attack+072314.jpg Watch NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston's reaction when a wasp buzzed the Fort Worth skycam this morning,

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<![CDATA[Big Warming Trend]]> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:35:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/072014_Sun_PM_Weather_1200x675_309593155594.jpg We tied another record low again this morning, dropping down to 65 degrees at DFW airport. With more sunshine, temperatures were much warmer Sunday across DFW with many spots making it into the 90s. Temperatures will get hotter this week, until we see the return of triple digits likely on Friday. There is a small rain chance Wednesday night and Thursday, but overall most will stay hot and dry this week.]]> <![CDATA[NBC 5 Forecast: Big Warming Trend]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:33:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/071914+web7day.jpg It was another unseasonably cool day across DFW with near record cool temperatures. Clouds should finally break up tonight allowing for a big warming trend. Temperatures will be on the rise beginning Sunday and continuing throughout the week. Highs in the 90s are expected Sunday through Thursday with triple digits likely returning Friday and Saturday. There will only be very small rain chances this week.]]> <![CDATA[Flooding in Denton County]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:52:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Denton+flooding.jpg Several roads in Denton County are still closed due to flooding.

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<![CDATA[Thursday's Rain May Not Be Enough for Area Lakes]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:59:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Rainfall+Totals+Thursday.jpg

The North Texas Municipal Water District says the rains are welcome, but may not enough to fill up area lakes.

Some areas recorded nearly a foot of rain, more rain in six hours than Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport received all year long.

"We are receiving rainfall, which is good - that we're not going to need to use our treated water supply. But we really need heavy rains, much more than we're receiving," said Denise Hickey with the North Texas Municipal Water District.

All of Collin County got a nice steady flow of rain Thursday, enough to slow down drivers in low-lying areas but not enough to fill up Lake Lavon.

The NTMWD says the rain would have to fall over McKinney to flow downstream and bring up Lake Lavon which is 12 feet below capacity.

"The rain showers in Allen and Plano, they don't affect Lake Lavon. People that get water from the NTMWD - look at McKinney and see how much rain is actually fallen there," said Hickey. "You know, we really need to have several days of really heavy rain events. It would've been nice if the 10 inches that Valley View had received overnight had actually rained in McKinney."

NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock said the rain should bring up lake levels at Lake Bridgeport, Lake Ray Roberts, Eagle Mountain Lake, Grapevine Lake and Lake Lewisville.

The Eagle Mountain Lake area saw one to three inches of rain, but businesses along the lake would like to see more rainfall.

The Spot Bar and Grill on the south side of the lake says a full lake means a full parking lot. “Whenever the lake levels are awesome then there's a lot of people coming off their boats, coming in having a great time,” Sean Lealos who works at The Spot.

Lake levels are so low at Eagle Mountain Lake that the boat ramp near The Spot is closed. The cove only has three feet of water and that’s way too low to bring boats in and out of the water safely.

Most of the lakes in North Texas should rise between 1 to 4 feet within the next week because of Thursday's rainfall, according to Jerry Cotter, chief of water resources for the Army Corps of Engineers in Fort Worth.

"We need about a month of this type of rainfall to really fill up the reservoirs. And, I'm not saying every single day, but, you know, once a week for a month and we would really do some filling up of the reservoirs," Cotter told NBC DFW.

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<![CDATA[Heavy Rains Not Enough at Eagle Mountain Lake]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:23:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/eml1.jpg Despite heavy rainfall on Thursday, people Eagle Mountain Lake in Fort Worth said they need more rain because lake levels are still too low.

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<![CDATA[Past Flooding Problems Lead to Fixes in Mansfield]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:12:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mansfield1.jpg Mansfield has dealt with its fair share of major flooding problems in the past. That’s why the city has taken steps in recent years to keep people and property out of harm’s way.

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<![CDATA[FWFD Water Rescue Teams Prepared for Flash Floods]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:37:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FWFD+Swift+Water+Rescue+071714.jpg

The Fort Worth Fire Department Water Rescue Dive 7 Team said that it’s prepared for heavy rains Thursday and Friday. Emergency crews are keeping an eye on areas that usually see heavy flooding.

Fort Worth Emergency Crews have been preparing for flash floods since Monday.

One of two Fort Worth Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Stations said they are prepared for this weather.

They've attached the boat to the trailer and have life jackets ready for use.

"I think most people just don't understand the power of moving water. Just a couple inches of water will take a small vehicle and wash it down stream. Three or four inches will even move a full sized pick-up," Lt. Armond Johnson, Fort Worth Fire Department Dive 7.

Johnson said most people underestimate how quickly water can rise.

"One a regular basis, people will see water running across the road and choose to drive through the water instead of just turning around and taking another route. Basically, they put their lives in danger just to save a few seconds on their way to work," Johnson said.

Emergency Crews have been putting together sandbags for areas that usually see heavy flooding. They also have barricades ready to block off streets if they flood.



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<![CDATA[Woman Trapped in Her Home in Krum]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:23:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Krum+Flooding+071714.jpg NBC 5's Brian Scott reports from Krum as emergency crews rescue a woman trapped in her home by rising flood waters.]]> <![CDATA[Storms Cause Power Outages Thursday]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:21:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Flooding+Rain+Travis+Jackson.jpg

Storms into North Texas brought heavy rain and lightning and left more than a thousand without power Thursday morning.

NBC 5 Meteorologists warned of heavy rain and thunderstorms that brought flash flooding and lightning to the area and creates some power outages.

Oncor's storm center online showed more than 2,000 outages across North Texas at the height of the flooding.

Here is the latest list of outages by county as of 8 p.m. Thursday:

Collin - 1,582
Dallas - 18



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<![CDATA[DFW Airport Most Delayed in the Country Today]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:38:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/052514+Rain+American+Airline+plane+DFW+airport.jpg

Thunderstorms and heavy rain and lightning in North Texas made Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport the most delayed airport in the country Thursday morning.

Storms forced the cancellation of 141 outbound flights and 136 inbound flights.

As of The Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Control System Command Center said arriving flights were delayed an average of three hours and 48 minutes.

The FAA reports departures were being held at the gate and taxi delays were between 46 minutes and one hour and increasing.

DFW Airport tweeted for all passengers to keep their eyes on the weather.

As of 9:30 a.m. American Airlines reported it canceled 167 flights and 98 flights had been delayed.

NBC 5's Eric King contributed to this report.
 



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<![CDATA[Flooding Possible in DFW Thursday and Friday]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:12:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/I-35-Flooding---Travis-Jack.jpg

Most of North Texas could see heavy rain and flooding over the next two days.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch effective Thursday morning through Friday afternoon for the following counties: Bosque, Collin, Comanche, Cooke, Dallas, Delta, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Fannin, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Jack, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rains, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Van Zandt and Wise.

Flood Warnings were issued for Denton and Wise County until Friday afternoon.

According to the National Weather Service the concern in Denton County was Clear Creek near Sanger and Denton Creek near Justin, which was expected to rise above flood stage by Thursday night.

In Wise County, Big Sandy Creek near Bridgeport was expected to rise above flood stage by Thursday evening.

NBC 5 Meteorologist Grant Johnston called for heavy showers and thunderstorms that could cause flash flooding through Friday morning. Johnston said some areas may receive two to four inches of rain.

The NWS called for two rounds of storms, the first round occurring Thursday, with a second round late Thursday night into Friday.

Crews in Fort Worth are now on standby, preparing sandbags and barricades for possible flooding conditions.

Earlier in the week, public works identified trouble spots that tend to flood, and workers unclogged several inlets to avoid flooding.

And in neighborhoods near the trouble spots, folks are already preparing for what their commutes may look like Thursday.

"Sometimes that will flood, and it will flood down here, and there's been one time where I had to wait 30 minutes for the flooding to go down, to get home," said resident Martha Jackson.

Shawn Williams, spokesman for the City of Dallas, said the Office of Emergency Management, along with floodplain and streets departments, will monitor flooding and street conditions throughout the forecast rain event.

The city maintains a Flooded Roadway Warning system that monitors known flooding locations throughout the city.

In addition to the warning system, the city's public safety departments routinely check on known flooding areas during heavy rain events and will coordinate any roadway closures.

Dallas residents are encouraged to report any flooded roadway conditions inside the city to 3-1-1.

Most flood-related deaths and injuries could be avoided if people who come upon areas covered with water followed this simple advice: Turn Around Don't Drown.

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<![CDATA[ Dog Days of Summer - Gallery V]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:18:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dd-thumb-080414.jpeg NBC 5 viewers share their photos showing how their pets keep cool in a warm Texas summer. ]]> <![CDATA[Oak Cliff Neighbors Shocked by Storm Damage]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:36:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Oak+Cliff+storm+damage.jpg Severe storms ripped through Oak Cliff Monday, causing a lot of damage in several neighborhoods.

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<![CDATA[Extreme Weather Photos]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:28:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP791084674388.jpg Take a look at some of the most extreme weather systems throughout the world.

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<![CDATA[North Texas Cleaning Up From Strong Storms]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:53:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/6e357e6c19e747b488ed9e87ddb46720.jpg

Strong to severe storms moved into North Texas on Monday afternoon, bringing rain, lightning and high winds.

In Dallas County, straight-line winds packed a wallop, knocking out power and knocking down trees. One of them hit Deborah Cawthon's house while she was home with two grandchildren.

"We saw the rain coming, and we were looking at it coming this way. Then, all the sudden, the wind started blowing. Then it started going sideways. And when it did, I said, 'Let's get in the closet.' I didn't know if it was a tornado," Cawthon said.

Nearby, Billy Rowell lost about 10 trees on his property along with his lawn building, which landed in a neighbor's yard.

"I'm just hoping my insurance pays for it," Rowell said.

The damage came after a slow-moving but powerful storm roared through the area.

In Frisco, heavy winds destroyed the frame of a house under construction. One worker was injured when he was hit apparently by some wood.

The owner of the house under construction right next door says the winds were incredible.

"I would venture to say it was about 60 mph," said homeowner Robert Diezi.

In McKinney, a lightning strike is suspected of sparking a house fire. A boy who was home alone got out safely, and firefighters rescued the family's pet snake.

And in Tarrant County, neighbors grabbed chainsaws to cut up and haul away downed trees along Yucca Avenue, Primrose Avenue and Clary Avenue.

"After the rain stopped, I came out here, started cleaning up a little bit. Before I know it, all my neighbors came out, started helping," said Fort Worth homeowner Terri Banda.

Back in Southeast Dallas, people are just grateful it isn't any worse.

"Stuff happens, you know? It's bad. But we're all OK. That's all that matters," Cawthon said.

At one point late Monday afternoon, Oncor's storm center online showed more than 25,000 customers were without power across North Texas.

As of 11 p.m. Monday, about 13,000 outages remained in Dallas County, while there were still about 5,000 outages in Tarrant County.

Crews worked overnight to restore power to part of Dallas. Along U.S. Highway 175, workers said they repaired up to 10 utility poles, but there were still trees on roadways as late as 5 a.m. Tuesday.

As of 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, there were still 7,600 outages across North Texas, according to Oncor's storm center.

Many people in the Oak Cliff area in Dallas said they have been out of power since 3:30 p.m.

The McDonald's off of Interstate 35 on W. Kiest Boulevard has been closed all Tuesday morning with “no power” signs posted on the doors and in the drive-thru area.

Other businesses in the area were closed on Tuesday, including a Shell gas station along W. Kiest Boulevard. Employees said they lost power at about 7 a.m. Tuesday.

Scattered thunderstorms remain in the NBC 5 forecast for the next several days across North Texas.

NBC 5 reporters Scott Gordon, Ben Russell and Ellen Bryan contributed to this report.



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