There is a fog advisory for Fort Worth till 10am. One of our reporters in S.E. Fort Worth sent in these photos at 3:20am from that area:
The Fort Worth Stockyards was hit by high winds ranging from 60-75 MPH. The above photographs show only some of the damage as winds ripped sheet metal and rooftops off of buildings.
The power was off in an area from the Fort Worth Stockyards to Lake Worth. This included traffic signals.
As we drove through the area, we witnessed many people ignoring the fact that they still needed to come to a full stop. This lead to several close calls.
A line of storms is closing on the DFW metro area. It is not expected to arrive until sun up and is expected to be out of the area before noon.
If you will be out driving in these storms, use caution. Remember, it doesn’t take much moving water to was a vehicle off the road. TURN AROUND – DON’T DROWN.
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Statement as of 3:03 PM CDT on April 03, 2012
Tornado Watch 133 remains in effect until 800 PM CDT for the
. Texas counties included are
Anderson Bell Bosque
Collin Coryell Dallas
Delta Denton Ellis
Falls Fannin Freestone
Grayson Hamilton Henderson
Hill Hood Hopkins
Hunt Johnson Kaufman
Lamar Lampasas Leon
Limestone McLennan Milam
Navarro Parker rains
Robertson Rockwall Somervell
Tarrant Van Zandt wise
March 20, 2012 03:15:31
A huge storm system is making it’s way Northeast across South Central, Northeast, and North Central Texas. Heavy winds, heavy rainfall, and Thunderstorms have hit many areas as the storm continues. Many areas were (and more continue to be) under Tornado Watches. Some even under Tornado Warnings.
This video was taken in front of my home in South Fort Worth (just 2 miles North of the Crowley border) right around 8 or 9pm in the evening of March 19. http://youtu.be/wbEQuZd6zE8
The lightening continues, even now in the wee hours, to light up the sky at times and the following Thunderclap can best be described as sounding somewhat like a not too far off freight train (though there must be a good 20+ miles = 1 sec/1 mile rule). The rain continues to fall steadily as it was doing in the video. This is causing flooding in many areas.
I urge you to Stay Safe as this Storm continues. Watch for local weather alerts for your area. some options are:
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Do not think that, because the storm has let up, its safe out there. There is a lot of pooling water on the roadways and some flooding.
This was only the beginning. There are still storms coming our way. We are looking at rain till Wednesday maybe Thursday for some. Use your head out there and slow down.
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The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Wind
Advisory… which is in effect until 6 PM CST this evening.
* Timing… 9 am to 6 PM CST
* winds… north 20 to 30 mph… with gusts up to 45 mph are likely
today as a cold front moves through North Texas.
* Impacts… the strong winds can be hazardous to drivers of high-
profile vehicles on west/east highways… and any boaters on area
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of at least 20 to
30 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult… especially for high profile vehicles. Boaters should
use extra caution when venturing onto area lakes. Residents may
wish to take action to secure trash cans… lawn furniture… and
other lightweight outdoor objects that may be blown around in the
source: Weather Underground – High Wind