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Fort Worth, TX

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Sunrise 6:28AMSunset 8:41PM Friday July 10, 2020 10:02 AM CDT (15:02 UTC) Moonrise 11:33PMMoonset 10:38AM Illumination 74% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 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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FXUS64 KFWD 101045 AFDFWD

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 545 AM CDT Fri Jul 10 2020

SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Through Saturday/

Oppressive heat is the main story through the short term portion of the forecast. The summertime ridge is building to our west, and will continue strengthening over the next couple of days. This will place the forecast area beneath a hot, humid, and subsident airmass, with high temperatures ranging from the upper 90s to as high as 106F. When combined with dewpoints in the 60s and low 70s, heat index values exceeding 105F will be commonplace, especially on Saturday. In fact, some areas may breach 110F heat index values tomorrow afternoon. There will be little relief from the heat during this time period, with mostly sunny skies and a light south wind around 10 mph or less prevailing.

While the Heat Advisory currently is set to expire tomorrow evening, additional heat headlines will be needed on Sunday as well. However, there is still some uncertainty regarding potential cloud cover from upstream convection late Saturday night along with the intrusion of a weak frontal zone on Sunday as discussed in the long term forecast. This may cause some areas to not reach Heat Advisory criteria on Sunday. On the contrary, a few unaffected spots could potentially meet Excessive Heat Warning criteria, and an upgrade to this product for the weekend may be necessary in future forecasts.

-Stalley

LONG TERM. /Issued 327 AM CDT Fri Jul 10 2020/ /Saturday Night through Next Week/

Triple-digit temperatures and humid conditions are expected through next week across North and Central Texas. While precipitation chances remain near zero, a low potential for rain/storms will exist across the far northeastern counties late Saturday night.

The center of the upper level high will be located over New Mexico this weekend while an upper level trough remains across the Midwest. This pattern will place the Southern Plains beneath northwest flow. Strong instability ahead of a weak cold front will likely result in a thunderstorm complex developing in Oklahoma Saturday afternoon. The complex may clip our far northeastern counties as it moves southeast overnight. We’ll keep PoPs below 20% due to uncertainty at this time. Otherwise, an uptick in cloud cover is expected from the convection across North Texas early Sunday morning. There is still some uncertainty on the southward extend of the frontal boundary on Sunday, but areas along the Red River will observe high temperatures in the upper 90s, rather than just above 100 degrees. The Heat Advisory will likely continue on Sunday for most of the region as heat index values remain high, but we'll hold off on extending (for now) as we continue to monitor the complex and front.

There will be another feature to monitor Sunday night along the northern periphery of the ridge. A mid-level impulse translating southeast across the Central Plains will bring another round of rain/storms Sunday night, mainly for Oklahoma and the Arklatex region. The activity should remain north and east of our region, but an increase in cloud cover is expected overnight.

As the upper level high translates toward the Southern Plains next week, the summertime heat will continue with afternoon highs in the upper 90s across East Texas to near 107 degrees across the Big Country. Dewpoints will be slightly lower and result in heat index values near 105 degrees.

Garcia

AVIATION. /NEW/ /12z TAFs/

For the DFW Metroplex airports, VFR and south winds are expected to prevail through the period. Outside of scattered cirrus this morning and a few diurnal cumulus this afternoon, mostly clear skies should be expected. At Waco, however, ragged MVFR stratus may impinge on the TAF sites over the next few hours, causing brief cigs near 2 kft AGL. Will maintain a brief Tempo group through mid morning before rapid scattering to VFR would occur. No other aviation concerns are expected through the period with a south wind around 10 kts prevailing.

-Stalley

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 98 80 101 81 102 / 0 0 0 10 0 Waco 99 77 101 79 104 / 0 0 0 0 0 Paris 96 77 99 77 98 / 5 0 10 20 5 Denton 98 78 101 79 102 / 0 0 0 10 0 McKinney 97 78 101 79 101 / 0 0 0 10 0 Dallas 98 80 101 81 103 / 0 0 0 10 0 Terrell 95 77 100 78 101 / 0 0 0 10 0 Corsicana 95 77 99 79 101 / 0 0 0 5 0 Temple 98 75 101 78 104 / 0 0 0 0 0 Mineral Wells 98 76 103 78 104 / 0 0 0 5 0

FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Heat Advisory until 8 PM CDT Saturday for TXZ091>095-100>107- 115>123-130>135-144>148-159>161.

Heat Advisory from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT Saturday for TXZ129-141-143-157-158-162-174-175.



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Airport Reports
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Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport, TX5 mi69 minS 710.00 miFair80°F73°F82%1015.2 hPa
Fort Worth, Naval Air Station, TX6 mi70 minS 610.00 miA Few Clouds83°F73°F74%1014.8 hPa
Arlington Municipal Airport, TX13 mi69 minS 810.00 miA Few Clouds83°F75°F77%1015.3 hPa
Fort Worth Spinks Airport, TX14 mi65 minS 77.00 miPartly Cloudy82°F73°F74%1017.3 hPa
Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, TX14 mi72 minSSE 610.00 miClear81°F71°F74%1016.9 hPa
Fort Worth, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX15 mi69 minS 910.00 miPartly Cloudy83°F73°F74%1014.4 hPa
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX17 mi69 minS 1210.00 miPartly Cloudy81°F75°F82%1015 hPa
Dallas, Redbird Airport, TX23 mi69 minS 11 G 1710.00 miFair81°F73°F77%1015.3 hPa
Dallas Love Field, TX24 mi69 minS 810.00 miPartly Cloudy83°F72°F70%1015.5 hPa

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