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KDFW: Same As Last Night. Bad Stuff  
User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1741 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2441 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.

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User currently onlinemke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

I'm flying though DFW on May 13 and my outbound flight leaves at 3:30 PM. Is that usually before most of the big storms roll through there?

Will you watch the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions on Sunday? Only if coach Eric Mangini resigned after a loss.
User currently offlinetexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4324 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 1):


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!


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User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1741 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Quoting mke717spotter (Reply 1):
my outbound flight leaves at 3:30 PM

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.

User currently offlineipodguy7 From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 545 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2134 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

User currently offlineouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4676 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1790 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.


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