Thursday, March21, 2019

Marine Weather and Tides
Fort Worth, TX

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Sunrise 7:30AMSunset 7:42PM Thursday March 21, 2019 6:34 AM CDT (11:34 UTC) Moonrise 7:39PMMoonset 7:12AM Illumination 100% Phase: Full Moon; Moon at 15 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fort Worth, TX
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Area Discussion for - Fort Worth, TX
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national weather service fort worth tx
330 am cdt Thu mar 21 2019

Short term
Today and tonight
warm and tranquil conditions are expected today as a diffuse
surface trough slides southward through northern parts of the lone
star state. Vertical mixing of 925-850mb northwest flow down to
the surface will augment the northwesterly flow induced by passage
of the surface trough. These factors will result in a favorable
downslope pattern which should boost temperatures several degrees
above normal values with highs in the mid to upper 70s across most
locations. Areas across the hill country and northeast texas may
be a tad cooler due to the smaller downslope component. With mid-
level shortwave ridging and a dry airmass (min afternoon
humidities around 20%-30%), pops will remain below 5% over the
next 36 hours.

As the shortwave ridge is shunted eastward by an upper trough
that currently extends from central california down into
southwestern arizona, high level cloud cover should start to
invade today and into tonight. Despite the increase in cloud
cover, the dry airmass coupled with generally light winds should
foster decent radiational cooling. With this in mind, i've hedged
towards the cooler end of the guidance spectrum for tonight into
Friday morning with temperatures largely in the 40s.


Long term
Friday through Wednesday
the upper ridge responsible for today's mostly sunny and mild
weather will translate east of the region on Friday as a low
pressure system rotates across the great basin and desert
southwest. Low level warm moist advection will increase through
the day Friday, resulting in mild and slightly more humid weather
with highs in the lower and middle 70s. All precipitation
associated with the approaching system should remain across west
texas through Friday afternoon, but will increase in coverage as
it moves east off the cap rock where more abundant moisture will
reside. Shower and thunderstorm chances will begin across the
western zones during the early evening hours Friday, expanding
eastward through the night with increasing large scale lift from
the approaching upper trough. The storms Friday night should
remain elevated and below severe limits.

Thunderstorms will expand in coverage from west to east
Saturday Saturday evening as upward vertical motion increases and
the mid levels destabilize. Overall, the severe weather threat
appears low at this time with meager low level instability (< 1000
j kg mucape) and lack of any well defined low level forcing
mechanism. However, there should be enough shear to sustain some
updrafts long enough for small hail production, especially across
the western zones Saturday afternoon.

The upper trough axis will move into east texas overnight
Saturday Sunday morning with a brief period of subsidence and
decreasing thunderstorm chances. However, low level moisture will
remain in place Sunday and a secondary shortwave is progged to
sweep across region through the day. Lift from this feature,
coupled with existing moisture, will increase thunderstorm
chances. Models continue to show slightly better instability
Sunday which may result in a higher potential for strong to
severe storms, especially east of the i-35 corridor. This
risk for severe storms will continue to be assessed closely in
the coming days.

Precipitation chances will end from west to east late Sunday night
through Monday with the arrival of drier stable air behind a cold
front and departing shortwave. The cooldown behind the front will
be subtle initially with highs Monday generally in the 70s.

However, better cold air advection is expected Monday night Tuesday
with lows generally in the 40s and highs in the 60s.

A building ridge aloft and the return of gulf moisture will yield
warmer temperatures Wednesday with highs climbing back into the


Aviation issued 1123 pm cdt Wed mar 20 2019
06z tafs
clear skies,VFR conditions and light winds will continue
overnight as high pressure dominates aloft and at the surface.

Winds will veer to the northwest once again with speeds increasing
to around 10 kt by noon Thursday as a secondary push of dry air
arrives from the northwest. Winds will continue to veer Thursday
evening, with speeds dropping to 5 kt or less by this time
Thursday night.VFR and overall tranquil weather will continue
through the end of the forecast period.


Preliminary point temps pops
Dallas-ft. Worth 76 46 74 53 66 0 0 0 40 70
waco 75 44 74 52 66 0 0 0 40 60
paris 72 41 71 49 62 0 0 0 20 70
denton 75 42 73 53 66 0 0 0 40 70
mckinney 74 43 72 52 64 0 0 0 30 70
dallas 77 47 75 54 66 0 0 0 30 70
terrell 76 43 73 52 65 0 0 0 30 70
corsicana 75 47 74 53 65 0 0 0 30 70
temple 76 46 74 54 67 0 0 0 40 60
mineral wells 77 43 74 54 69 0 0 0 50 70

Fwd watches warnings advisories

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Weather Reporting Stations
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport, TX5 mi42 minN 010.00 miFair45°F37°F77%1022.1 hPa
Fort Worth, Naval Air Station, TX6 mi43 minW 310.00 miFair50°F36°F59%1020.7 hPa
Arlington Municipal Airport, TX13 mi42 minN 010.00 miFair43°F36°F76%1022.2 hPa
Fort Worth Spinks Airport, TX14 mi60 minN 010.00 miFair42°F36°F81%1023 hPa
Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, TX14 mi40 minN 010.00 miFair47°F36°F67%1023 hPa
Fort Worth, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX15 mi42 minSW 510.00 miA Few Clouds46°F37°F71%1022.1 hPa
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX17 mi42 minWSW 810.00 miFair49°F37°F64%1021.5 hPa
Dallas, Redbird Airport, TX23 mi42 minW 710.00 miFair51°F36°F56%1021.8 hPa
Dallas Love Field, TX24 mi42 minWSW 310.00 miFair49°F39°F69%1022.2 hPa

Wind History from FTW (wind in knots)
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1 day agoSE3CalmCalmS7S9S9S16
2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalmE4SE54S84

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