<![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-usFri, 20 Oct 2017 19:18:22 -0500Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:18:22 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Thunderstorms Expected Saturday]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:30:30 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rain-stock-breaking-148110839.jpg

With mostly cloudy skies and increasing humidity, a few sprinkles developed across North Texas on Friday. But the chance for storms will increase by Saturday night.

Strong (possibly severe) thunderstorms will line-up along a cold front late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. These storms will likely produce strong winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain.

A couple of the strongest cells may also produce hail. The front should sweep through quickly, pushing the rain out of DFW by sunrise Sunday.  And we will enjoy sunshine again most of Sunday

See the full 10-Day Forecast below.

Latest Video Forecast

 

  • TONIGHT: Increasing clouds and more humid. Low: 69. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.
  • SATURDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy, warm and breezy with thunderstorms likely holding off until after midnight. High: 85. Wind: S 10-20 mph.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy with a 90 percent chance for widespread thunderstorms. Some of the stronger storms may produce hail of quarter to golf ball size, and wind gusts of 60 mph. Low: 59. Wind S 10-20 mph.
  • SUNDAY: Cloudy with rain ending soon after sunrise. Decreasing clouds, breezy and cooler by afternoon. High: 72. Wind: N 15-20 mph.
  • MONDAY: Sunny and mild. Low: 51. High: 77. Wind: NW 5-10 mph.
  • TUESDAY: Sunny, windy and cooler. Low: 53. High: 70. Wind: N 15-25 mph.
  • WEDNESDAY: Sunny and mild. Low: 48. High: 74. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
  • THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and warmer. Low: 51. High: 82. Wind: S 10-20 mph.
  • FRIDAY: Partly cloudy, windy and turning cooler. Low: 52. High: 67. Wind: N 15-25 mph.
  • SATURDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. Low: 46. High: 69. Wind: NE 10 mph.
  • SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and cool. Low: 50. High: 75. Wind: SE 10 mph.
  • MONDAY: Sunny and mild. Low: 55. High: 77. Wind: S 10-15 mph.


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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: The Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends On Which Day]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:36:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/rick_wx_quiz.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell ask which day the Atlantic hurricane ends on.

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<![CDATA[Hail, Damaging Winds, Brief Tornado Possible Saturday Night]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:47:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dallas-lightning-lindsey-campbell.jpg

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A cold front passing thru North Texas is expected to trigger severe weather late Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

The system will generate a squall line of storms with the biggest threats coming from strong winds and hail.

The possibility of a brief tornado cannot be ruled out when the storms move across North Texas during the overnight hours.

Parts of the area could receive an inch or more of rain, but rain totals will vary across the region.

Storms should push out of the area around sunrise, with sunny skies returning for Sunday and breezy, cooler conditions for the rest of the day.

Get the latest forecast information from NBC 5's team of Weather Experts here.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Intense Lightning]]> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:06:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Intense_Lightning.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Does intense lightning make a storm severe?

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<![CDATA[Winter Outlook Doesn’t Look Good for Snow in Texas]]> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:38:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16348687698187.jpg

It’s looking like this winter will pick up where the last two left off: mild.

The Winter Weather Outlook was released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Unfortunately for snow-lovers, our chances don’t look so good here in North Texas.

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Along with warmer than normal temperatures, precipitation is expected to be below normal.

Much of this forecast correlates to a redeveloping La Niña pattern, which typically starts showing signs in late fall. While a couple Arctic intrusions could make it down to Texas, they are likely to be short-lived with the cold air quickly retreating north after a day or two.

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An update to NOAA’s prediction will come out Nov. 16, so stay tuned (especially if you’re hoping the forecast changes to give us a better chance of snow).

Online: NOAA Winter Weather Outlook



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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.

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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?

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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.”

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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.

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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 »

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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[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[Weather Quiz: Santa Ana Winds]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:40:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What type of wind are the Santa Anas in California?

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<![CDATA[186 Football Fields Worth of Debris Collected From Harvey]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:05:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/txdot-harvey-debris.jpg

The Texas Department of Transportation has collected more than 10 million cubic feet of debris – or the equivalent of about 186 football fields – in the four districts most impacted by Hurricane Harvey since landfall Aug. 25.

TxDOT crews have worked from Corpus Christi to Houston and numerous towns in between to help clear roadways and help citizens in their ongoing recovery efforts.

“We continue to deliver much needed service to those communities seeking our assistance,” said TxDOT Deputy Executive Director Marc Williams. “I am so proud of the men and women of TxDOT who have so selflessly given their time and energy to this clean-up effort, even while many of them continue coping with their own personal losses.”

More than 600 TxDOT employees from around the state were brought in to assist local employees with debris removal in the hardest-hit areas on the coast from Corpus Christi to Beaumont.

At the height of the storm, more than 500 road closures impacted the state transportation system.

Currently, only one road -- Park Road 1C in Buescher State Park in Bastrop County -- remains closed due to damage.

More than 4,300 bridges were inspected following the storm and only 13 required repairs.

Of the 25 State of Texas Assistance Requests for debris removal TxDOT has received, work has been completed in 10 counties and cities.



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<![CDATA[Update on DFW Rainfall Compared to Normal]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:20:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DFW_Rainfall_Update.jpg

Does it seem like we've been a little dry lately? NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell takes a look at where DFW's rainfall stacks up compared to normal.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Air Temperature and Atmosphere]]> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:14:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz__Air_Temperature_and_Atmosphere.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Is the atmosphere stable or unstable if air temperatures at ground level are warmer than temperatures at 5,000 feet?

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<![CDATA[Weather Changes Affect Tire Pressure]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:30:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_and_Tire_Pressure.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell explains why you need to check your tire pressure as the temperature drops.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Trade Winds Direction]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:18:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz__Trade_Winds_Direction.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: From which direction do the trade winds blow in the Northern Hemisphere?

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<![CDATA[Texas Thunder Truck Corn Maze]]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 17:55:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/corn-maze1.jpg

This year's corn maze theme at Lone Star Family Farm in Stephenville is "Amazed by Weather" and features the Texas Thunder Truck and our NBC 5 logo.


The eight-acre Giant Maize Quest Corn Maze is a great experience because you are lost and must work through the challenge together.


The farm is located at 4199 Highway 77 in Stephenville.

HOURS:

October:

  • Fridays: 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Sundays: 1:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

November:

  • Saturdays: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Closed Fridays & Sundays

For more information, click here.



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<![CDATA[Lower Sun Angles Throughout the Fall]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:18:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Lower_Sun_Angles_Throughout_the_Fall.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell explains the changes in the sun's angle throughout the summer and fall.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Warm, Humid Wind Direction]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:18:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/209*120/rww101217.JPG

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: When it's warming up and the humidity is increasing, which direction is the wind coming from?

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Lower Temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere]]> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:04:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/219*120/weather+quiz.PNG

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell ask: Which one of these does not contribute to lower temperature in the northern hemisphere in fall and winter?



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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Can the Gulf Stream Current Impact Weather Inland?]]> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:22:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/rick_wx_quiz.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Can the gulf stream current impact weather inland?

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Latest Hurricane in Texas]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:17:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Latest_Hurricane_in_Texas.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is the latest date that a hurricane has hit Texas?

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<![CDATA[Why Is It Called a Harvest Moon?]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 18:16:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Why_Is_It_Called_a_Harvest_Moon.jpg

NBC 5 Chief Meteorologist David Finfrock explains the meaning behind the term "harvest moon."

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<![CDATA[TS Nate: Mississippi Issues State of Emergency]]> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:34:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ts-nate1.JPG

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The Latest on Tropical Storm Nate (all times local):

12:30 p.m.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is declaring a state of emergency in Mississippi's six southernmost counties in advance of the arrival of what's expected to be Hurricane Nate late Saturday. State officials said at a briefing Friday in Gulfport that Nate's main dangers will be a potential for 10 feet (3 meters) of storm-surge in low-lying areas and high winds that could damage mobile homes. Officials say they will open 11 evacuation shelters in areas away from the immediate coast, and that buses can transport people who can't drive. The state's 12 coastal casinos say they are monitoring the situation, but don't plan complete shutdowns. A car show that attracted thousands of visitors is being curtailed. The storm battered Central America with rain this week, killing at least 21 people.

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A hurricane warning has been issued for a stretch of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to the Alabama-Florida border. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says residents in those areas should brace for possible storm surges amid the expected strengthening of Tropical Storm Nate. The storm battered Central America with rain this week, killing at least 21 people. The center says the storm is likely to strengthen Friday over the northwestern Caribbean Sea before a possible near-hurricane-strength hit on the Cancun region at the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Forecasters warn that the storm, after crossing open water, could then smash into the northern rim of the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane.

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Damage caused by Tropical Storm Nate has prompted Costa Rican officials to postpone a World Cup qualifying soccer match between that country and Honduras, which had been scheduled for Friday night. The president of the Costa Rican Football Federation says the game will now be played Saturday afternoon in San Jose, the Costa Rican capital. The storm killed at least seven people across Costa Rica.

Nate Takes Aim at Mexico, US After Dousing Central America

Tropical Storm Nate roared toward Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Friday after drenching Central America in rain that was blamed for at least 22 deaths, and forecasters said it could reach the U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane over the weekend.

Louisiana officials declared a state of emergency and ordered some people to evacuate coastal areas and barrier islands ahead of its expected landfall early Sunday, and evacuations began at some offshore oil platforms in the Gulf.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Nate could cause dangerous flooding by dumping as much as 6 to 10 inches (18 to 25 centimeters) of rain as it moved over Honduras, with higher accumulations in a few places.

It had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) by Friday morning and was likely to strengthen over the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday before a possible strike on the Cancun region at the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula at near-hurricane strength. It could hit the U.S. Gulf coast near New Orleans.

In Nicaragua, Nate's arrival followed two weeks of near-constant rain that had left the ground saturated and rivers swollen. Authorities placed the whole country on alert and warned of flooding and landslides.

Nicaragua's vice president and spokeswoman, Rosario Murillo, said that at least 15 people had died in that country due to the storm. She didn't give details on all the deaths, but said two women and a man who worked for the Health Ministry were swept away by a flooded canal in the central municipality of Juigalpa.

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Organism blamed seven deaths in that country on the storm and said 15 people were missing. Flooding drove 5,000 residents into emergency shelters.

The forecast track showed that Nate could brush across the tip of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula as a tropical storm late Friday night.

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and mobilized 1,300 National Guard troops, with 15 headed to New Orleans to monitor the fragile pumping system there.

With forecasts projecting landfall in southeast Louisiana as a Category 1 hurricane, Edwards urged residents to ready for rainfall, storm surge and severe winds -- and to be where they intend to hunker down by "dark on Saturday."

Louisiana's governor says Nate is forecast to move quickly, rather than stall and drop tremendous amounts of rain on the state. State officials hope that means New Orleans won't run into problems with its pumps being able to handle the water.

Edwards warned, however, against underestimating the storm.

Officials ordered the evacuation of part of coastal St. Bernard Parish east of New Orleans ahead of the storm. Earlier Thursday, a voluntary evacuation was called in the barrier island town of Grand Isle south of New Orleans.

New Orleans officials outlined steps to bolster the city's pump and drainage system. Weaknesses in that system were revealed during summer flash floods.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement's New Orleans office said in a news release that as of midday Thursday, six production platforms, out of the 737 manned platforms in the Gulf, had been evacuated. No drilling rigs were evacuated, but one moveable rig was taken out of the storm's path.

The agency estimated less than 15 percent of the current oil production in the Gulf of Mexico has been shut-in, which equates to 254,607 barrels of oil per day.

Early Friday, the storm was centered about 230 miles (370 kilometers) south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and was moving north-northwest at 14 mph (22 kph).

Get the latest forecast information from NBC 5's team of Weather Experts here.

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<![CDATA[Up-and-Down Rainfall Pattern Continues in North Texas]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 21:12:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/rick-rainfall.jpg

2017 has been an up-and-down year for rainfall in North Texas. The year started off wet, as Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport received two inches above its normal rainfall total.

February, March, April and especially May were dry months, before a wet summer took hold.

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Rainfall was above normal for June, July and August, but the pattern flipped again in September, with a rainfall deficit of more than two inches, as D/FW Airport went 30 consecutive days without measurable rainfall.

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The dry September led to some North Texas counties issuing local burn bans. Kaufman, Ellis and Henderson counties are included in the burn bans, but Dallas and Tarrant counties are not.

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The latest drought monitor shows much of North Texas classified as unusually dry. A few spots are classified as moderate drought, which is the lowest level of drought.

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The rest of the year and early 2018 may feature lower than normal precipitation, as a La Nina pattern is established. La Nina in North Texas typically leads to below normal precipitation and above normal temperatures.



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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Sprites and Storms]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 17:11:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Sprites_and_Storms.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Where do sprites occur, relative to a storm?

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Dew Point Temperature]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:32:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Dew_Point_Temperature.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Dew occurs when the dew point temperature exceeds the air temperature -- true or false?

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<![CDATA[Sunshine Expected Wednesday Afternoon]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:25:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/sband-radar-240p.JPG

A few lingering morning showers will be possible across DFW to start the day Wednesday, however, most of the rain will shift west of DFW.

Clouds and humidity will hang tough, but sunshine is expected for the afternoon. A warm pattern will stick around for several days before a cold front early next week.

The front should arrive by next Monday night bringing fall temperatures back to North Texas by Tuesday.

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Above: A view of Fort Worth from The Stayton at Museum Way. Below, Dallas from Lake Cliff Tower.



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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Season for Record High Pressure]]> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:13:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Season_for_Record_High_Pressure.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Which season, in the Northern Hemisphere, is most likely to experience record high pressure?

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Issuing Tornado Warnings]]> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:03:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Issuing_Tornado_Warnings.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Who is responsible for issuing tornado warnings?

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Wind Direction Behind Dry Line]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 17:14:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Wind_Direction_Behind_Dry_Line.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is the wind direction behind a dry line?

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Highest Measured Wind Gust]]> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:03:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/4p_Weather_Quiz_Highest_Wind_Gust.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is the highest wind gust recorded in the U.S. using an anemometer?

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Sun on First Day of Winter]]> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:30:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Sun_on_First_Day_of_Winter.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: Where on the Earth will the sun's rays be nearest on the first day of winter?

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Reusing Hurricane Names]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:19:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Reusing_Hurricane_Names.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: How often are Atlantic hurricane names reused?

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<![CDATA[Man Seen Kite Surfing in the Atlantic During Hurricane Jose]]> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:05:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Kiteboarder_Surfs_During_Hurricane_Jose_1200x675_1051925571532.jpg

A kiteboarder was caught on camera surfing on the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Jose.

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<![CDATA[Tracking Our Summer-Ending Cold Fronts]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 19:53:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tracking_Our_Summer-Ending_Cold_Fronts.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell shows the drop in DFW high temperatures on either side of summer-ending cold fronts in the last five years.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Intertropical Convergence Zone]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:06:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Intertropical_Convergence_Zone.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What kind of weather would you expect at the Intertropical Convergence Zone?

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<![CDATA[Scenes of Destruction Following Earthquake in Mexico]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:09:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Buscan_a_victimas_tras_fuerte_terremoto_en_Mexico.jpg

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 217 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust.

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: Side Lobe Issues]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:13:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz_Side_Lobe_Issues.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: What is affected if you are having "side lobe issues?"

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<![CDATA[Weather Quiz: La Nina Ocean Temperatures]]> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:21:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Weather_Quiz__La_Nina_Ocean_Temperatures.jpg

NBC 5 Meteorologist Rick Mitchell asks: During "La Nina," ocean temperatures are cooler than normal near which coast?

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<![CDATA[Dry Fall Could Affect Spring Bluebonnets]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:00:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bluebonnets-generic.jpg

Our beloved Texas bluebonnets are a fan-favorite in the spring for roadside selfies and frolicking families.

But if we don’t get more rain soon, the bluebonnet blooms may be in jeopardy.

“Most of the wildflowers that bloom in the spring are dependent on fall precipitation followed by sustaining winter rains, according to the,” the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

This is not good news, considering that dust is the only thing collecting in the rain gauge these days. It’s been bone dry in DFW for weeks, with the last measurable rain recorded on Aug. 27. The result has been nearly a two inch rain deficit for the month of September.

“The trick is to have continued, well-spaced rain that will sustain plants through the winter,” Director of Horticulture Andrea DeLong-Amaya said.

In addition, recent news of a possible La Niña pattern developing points toward the possibility of more dry weather this winter.

A drier than normal winter will likely have an adverse effect on the wildflowers next spring, but it’s difficult to know to what extent the bluebonnets will be affected. If rain returns by late fall or winter, the effects will be minimal. Too much rain, on the other hand, also presents a problem.

“If it’s too wet, things can start to rot,” DeLong-Amaya said.

Who knew that bluebonnets required such a delicate balance?

Only time will tell if the bluebonnets will produce those beautiful waves of blue across the Texas prairie next spring. Either way, we’ll be ready to feature your pictures once they start to appear!

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