Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:23AM||Sunset 5:53PM||Sunday January 26, 2020 4:54 AM CST (10:54 UTC)||Moonrise 8:46AM||Moonset 7:40PM||Illumination 2%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 255 AM CST Sun Jan 26 2020
SHORT TERM. /Issued 1154 PM CST Sat Jan 25 2020/ /Through Sunday night/
Scattered showers associated with passing shortwave energy will continue to move across the eastern and southeastern zones through the overnight hours. There should be enough instability to support a few rumbles of thunder as well. All precipitation will exit the region before midday Sunday with increasing subsidence behind the departing system.
Surface low pressure centered near Wichita Falls will continue to draw low level moisture and low clouds northward through the morning hours. Clouds will clear from west to east through the day as the surface low and a weak cold front slides east across the region.
Weak cold air advection will be offset by decreasing clouds, allowing afternoon highs to warm into the 60s and lower 70s. Although it will be clear and calm tonight, temperatures will still be on the mild side for late January (low 40s) due to a thin layer of moisture remaining near the surface. These conditions will be conducive to fog formation toward sunrise Monday. 79
LONG TERM. /NEW/ /Monday Onward/
The last week of January will begin with above-normal temperatures before a pair of cold fronts, associated with two upper level systems, brings rain/storm chances and the return of near-normal temperatures across North and Central Texas.
Conditions look favorable for the development of fog early Monday morning, generally along and east of the I-35 corridor. Some areas may see reduced visibilities due to denser fog, but for now will keep a mention of patchy/areas of fog in the forecast. The fog should clear by mid-morning, and the main weather highlight on Monday will be well above-normal temperatures across the region. High temperatures will range from the mid 60s along the Red River to mid 70s across the southwest, roughly 10 degrees above normal for late January. A strengthening upper level trough and surface low will translate eastward through the day, resulting in an uptick in southerly wind speeds (10-15 mph) and low-level moisture content.
Rain/storm chances increase from west to east Monday night as the first upper level system approaches the region. At the lower levels of the atmosphere, a low-level jet will ensue and moisture will continue to be transported northward. The combination of sufficient moisture, forcing for ascent, and weak instability should develop a few isolated thunderstorms Monday night and Tuesday across North and Central Texas. The highest chances for showers and isolated thunderstorms on Tuesday will shift eastward as the surface low and upper trough arrive. A cold front will slide across the region on Tuesday, and the cooler air behind the front in combination with overcast skies will keep afternoon temperatures in the low 50s along the Red River to mid 60s across Central Texas. Rain chances will diminish late Tuesday night as this system exits the region.
Near-normal temperatures and dry conditions will prevail on Wednesday and Wednesday night, but the reprieve of rain/storm chances will be short-lived as the next upper level system deepens and arrives from the western US. Long range guidance continues to highlight the best potential for PoPs across Central Texas on Thursday and Friday. However, model solutions on the evolution and timing of the system and total rainfall amounts remain uncertain. As we head into the weekend, a warming trend and rain-free conditions are expected.
AVIATION. /Issued 1154 PM CST Sat Jan 25 2020/ /06Z TAFs/ MVFR ceilings will continue to develop through the predawn hours Sunday with some brief IFR ceilings possible across Central Texas. Nearly all shower activity associated with the passing shortwave energy will remain east of the TAF sites. However, some brief drizzle will be possible around sunrise until drier air moves in behind a weak cold front. VFR conditions are expected behind the front this afternoon and evening, but fog (possibly dense) will likely develop towards sunrise Monday.
Southerly winds overnight will turn to the northwest around sunrise at speeds generally below 13 knots. A northwest wind (10 knots or less) will prevail Sunday afternoon and evening.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 65 43 68 52 58 / 0 0 0 60 70 Waco 68 42 70 52 64 / 0 0 0 50 60 Paris 60 40 64 47 53 / 20 0 0 40 80 Denton 64 41 66 50 56 / 0 0 0 60 70 McKinney 63 41 66 49 56 / 10 0 0 60 80 Dallas 65 43 68 52 58 / 5 0 0 60 70 Terrell 64 42 67 51 58 / 10 0 0 50 70 Corsicana 66 44 69 52 61 / 10 0 0 50 70 Temple 69 43 70 50 64 / 0 0 0 50 60 Mineral Wells 65 41 70 50 58 / 0 0 0 50 50
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Mesquite, Mesquite Metro Airport, TX||10 mi||60 min||SSE 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||55°F||52°F||92%||1014.9 hPa|
|Terrell, Terrell Municipal Airport, TX||14 mi||62 min||S 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||55°F||50°F||83%||1014.6 hPa|
|Dallas / Addison Airport, TX||22 mi||80 min||S 8||10.00 mi||Overcast||56°F||53°F||88%||1014.9 hPa|
|Dallas Love Field, TX||22 mi||62 min||S 7||10.00 mi||Overcast||57°F||53°F||87%||1013.8 hPa|
|McKinney - McKinney National Airport, TX||23 mi||62 min||S 8||10.00 mi||Overcast||56°F||52°F||87%||1014.4 hPa|
|Greenville / Majors, TX||24 mi||85 min||S 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||55°F||51°F||88%||1014.9 hPa|
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