Ft. Worth, Dallas Area Weather Summary
Thursday in North Texas dawned clear, cool and breezy, with a morning low temperature of 51 F, with Northerly winds of between 10-15 MPH. Afternoon temperatures have been in the lower to middle 70’s, reaching a daytime high of 75 F at the Dallas-Ft. Worth International AP. This weather is simply fabulous, with very low humidity, bright October sunshine and a diminishing North wind at about 5 MPH this evening as we approach sunset. The above information is compliments of the Ft. Worth, TX National Weather Service office.
The temperatures today averaged about 5 F below normal, due to an extensive ridge of High Pressure, that originated from Southern Canada. This area of High pressure has nestled itself from Southern Canada to North Central Mexico. The highlighted link contains the most current US weather map, courtesy of Weather Underground, http://www.wunderground.com showing that the western two-thirds of the US is enjoying a tranquil mid-October afternoon. Temperatures this evening will slowly drop down through the 60’s, by Midnight we will have temperatures near 57F, dropping down to an early-morning low of 51 F at the Dallas-Ft Worth AP and the lower to middle 40’s outside the immediate DFW Metro area.
Outlook for Friday, October 15, 2010 and a peek at the weekend forecast
Temperatures will start to moderate Friday through Sunday, as the strong North Texas sunshine modifies the cool Canadian air mass. This will be an excellent weekend to go out to the State Fair of Texas, in Fair Park, to the celebrate their final weekend of 2010. Temperatures will be in the middle 50’s each morning, rising to a warm 85-88F by mid afternoon, with very low humidity and light South winds between 5-10 MPH. The nights will be clear and moonlit, as the Full Moon approaches on 10-22-2010 and days will be absolutely prefect under Sunny, cloud-free skies. Excellent time to be in the garden, at the park, or outdoors camping this weekend.
Outlook for early next week, October 18-20, 2010
Early next week, Monday looks very pleasant, however, a change is in the works, as a cold front will be approaching North Texas by late Tuesday, bringing with it a chance for scattered showers, followed by cooler, drier weather for the mid-late week period. Below is a portion of the Area Forecast Discussion, courtesy of the National Weather Service office in Ft. Worth, TX,, mid afternoon on Thursday, 10-14-2010.
- ISSUED 335 PM CDT THU OCT 14 2010
- UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE WEATHER
- PATTERN FOR NORTH TEXAS THROUGH THE WEEKEND…RESULTING IN CLEAR
- SKIES AND MILD TEMPERATURES. GULF MOISTURE WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE
- SUNDAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE TRANSLATES TO THE EAST.
- A WEAK SHORT WAVE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION ON SUNDAY BUT
- MOISTURE WILL BE TOO LOW FOR PRECIP CHANCES. SOUTHERLY FLOW
- INCREASES SUNDAY NIGHT AS A CLOSED LOW DEEPENS TO THE
- WEST…FURTHER INCREASING MOISTURE ADVECTION TO THE REGION. AS
- THIS LOW SPINS OVER CALIFORNIA…A LONG WAVE TROUGH WILL DEEPEN
- ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY ALLOWING A COLD FRONT TO
- DROP SOUTH ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS. THIS FRONT IS FORECAST TO
- APPROACH THE RED RIVER AREA BY TUESDAY MORNING AND SLOWLY PUSH
- SOUTHWARD THROUGH WEDNESDAY. BEST CHANCES FOR PRECIP SHOULD BE
- ALONG AND AHEAD OF THE FRONT.
Enjoy your Thursday evening everyone, enjoy the awesome mid-October Weather and I will be back with an update on our North Texas Weather on Friday, October 15, 2010.