ThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
High moving rapidly into KDFW. More wind shear alerts and one recent microburst. One runway reporting 30 kt loss on final also alerts on departure. Not as bad as last night but the system appears to be still developing.
It depends on the type of system moving through. It is not uncommon for us to have major storms with shear and microbursts at any time of day. Many occur during the hottest part of our day, though, especially when a West Texas dry line or cold front pushes through. In those cases, the storms will build out toward Midland in the morning, move rapidly east, but slow past Abilene. We'll get hammered in late afternoon/early evening in those situations.
In a normal frontal system, it'll be whenever the front gets close by. And if there's a southerly flow, it is just whenever it feels like it.
It is a raucous good time, though!
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library."
A good general rule in Texas summer weather is to fly in the mornings before air mass thunderstorms have developed. With that in mind, remember that individual storms are usually easily deviated if they are found enroute, away from terminal areas, and will cause few significant delays.
What is happening at DFW now is more of a springtime thing where a high collides with warmer air flowing up from the Gulf of Mexico. You'll find that crews who routinely operate here have lots of thunderstorm smarts, especially crews that fly for Southwest.
ipodguy7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 458 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1752 times:
I'll be on the 6am BNA-DFW AA flight in a few hours. What are the chances the flight will be smooth (I hate turbulence)?
For the other turbulence haters like me, www.turbulenceforecast.com is a great site
ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4640 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1408 times:
The stalled out front that has been sitting around the southern plains will start to get a move on when the storm system begins to kick out tomorrow. The nice thing about it, its brought a ton of rain to areas in a severe drought...though not enough to break the drought.
For the Metroplex probably more of the same today and maybe early tomorrow for the system kicks out into the lower Mississippi Valley and the Southeast with a pretty widespread severe weather outbreak the next 3 days.