Here’s What Made Conditions Ripe for Destructive Storms in Dallas-Fort Worth

Dallas-Fort Worth faced its own sort of perfect storm Sunday."We had everything in place — a very unstable atmosphere, heat, humidity — then, of course, we had the cold front, which cooled us down quickly," said Patricia Sanchez, a National Weather Service meteorologist.The volatility of the mixture shocked the area with a downburst that forced damaging winds to or near the ground.During a downburst, the winds have nowhere to go but down, Sanchez said. The result was wind gusts across North Texas, from 58 mph in Addison to 71 mph at Dallas Love Field.Some of the gusts were equivalent to those produced by a weak tornado.  Continue reading...

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