Long Rainless Streak in North Texas - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Long Rainless Streak in North Texas

A strong cold front will bring an end to our rain-free streak

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    NBC 5 Forecast: One More Decent Chance for Rain
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    Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has gone 40 days without any measurable precipitation. The stretch runs from Aug. 31 through Oct. 9.

    The longest DFW Airport has ever gone without seeing rain was in 2000, when no measurable rain was recorded between July 1 and Sept. 22. This is an 84-day dry spell!

    You can tell it has been rainless in North Texas. After record rains this past spring, drought conditions have returned. Extreme drought is present in parts of North Texas, including Dallas and Ellis counties.

    A strong cold front will bring an end to our rain-free streak. Rain, and even some strong storms will be possible Late Thursday into early Friday.

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    Before the Storm
    Weather Safety

    Stay Safe During a Hail Storm
     
    At Home?
    • Head indoors immediately
    • If time allows, close all drapes, blinds or shades to prevent broken glass from entering your home.
    • Stay away from windows and skylights (any exterior glass) and head to a safe location inside your home, ideally only with interior walls.
    Outdoors?
    • Cover your head and seek shelter indoors immediately.
    • If you are trapped outside, get to a low-lying area and try to protect your head. Use clothing if it's all you have.
    Driving?
    • Stay inside your vehicle.
    • Slow down or pull over and stop at a safe location. DO NOT stop under a highway overpass. You may be protecting your vehicle, but you could be forcing other people to stop behind you.
    • Turn your back to windows or cover yourself with a blanket, coat or spare clothing to protect yourself from breaking glass.
    • If you have a sunroof, try to find something to protect your head.

     

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