North Texas Severe Wx Info


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
216 PM CDT THU MAY 3 2007

...AN ACTIVE SEVERE WEATHER SEASON...

NORTH TEXANS WILL NOT BE SURPRISED TO READ THAT THE 2007 SEVERE
WEATHER SEASON HAS BEEN MORE ACTIVE THAN IN RECENT YEARS. THE
STATISTICS BELOW ARE AN INDICATION OF THIS. BELOW ARE THE NUMBERS OF
TORNADO...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM...AND FLASH FLOOD COUNTY WARNINGS
ISSUED BY THE FORT WORTH/DALLAS FORECAST OFFICE BETWEEN JANUARY 1
AND MAY 2 OF EACH YEAR:

YEAR 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
/JANUARY 1 THROUGH MAY 2/

TORNADO 22 17 17 7 12 35

SVR TSTM 118 151 178 131 189 252

FLSH FLD 34 6 35 21 76 149


THUS FAR...WE HAVE SEEN MAJOR SEVERE WEATHER OR FLASH FLOOD EVENTS
ON MARCH 29-30...APRIL 13...APRIL 24...AND MAY 2.

THE SEVERE WEATHER SEASON HAS BEEN A REMINDER OF THE NEED FOR A
SEVERE WEATHER PLAN...FOR STAYING AWARE ON POTENTIAL SEVERE WEATHER
DAYS...AND FOR ACTING QUICKLY WHEN SEVERE WEATHER THREATS
MATERIALIZE.

$$

WOODALL
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