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.
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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