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2012 Texas Motor Speedway Weather Forecast: Storm Threat Is Low Saturday Night

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FORECAST UPDATE FRIDAY 3 AM EDT (4/13/2012):

The above image is from the National Weather Service Office in Dallas/Fort Worth. Their thinking has been inline with what I’ve been saying and thinking for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway:

A vigorous upper level system will continue to trudge across the Rockies through the end of the week…before slowly exiting over the Central and Southern Plains over the weekend. A moderate risk of severe storms will occur across central Oklahoma into southeast Kansas by Saturday evening. The tail-end of the forcing will work along an approaching dryline near northwestern North Texas to provide the best lift for scattered severe storms containing large hail, damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, and frequent lightning late evening and overnight Saturday. How much the cap weakens and lifts and how far east will play a role on timing and placement of where storms sustain. Activity will become more in the form of a squall line toward Sunday morning as a low level jet feeds into the system overnight with heavy rainfall to between in excess of 2 to 3 inches in spots becoming a threat on Sunday, along with a continued severe weather threat depending if the system slows down or not.

Like the NWS I think the worst of the weather takes place to the north and northwest of Dallas-Fort Worth Saturday night leaving just a chance of isolated showers and storms. Because of the proximity to the higher risk of severe weather some of the stray storms that form could be strong to potentiall severe Saturday night but currently the odds are in NASCAR’s favor to get Saturday night’s race completed.

For Friday night’s Nationwide race, it will be breezy, variably cloudy and temperatures in the mid 70s.

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Conditions in Fort Worth, TX:

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Fort Worth, TX

FRI
APR 13
SAT
APR 14
SAT NIGHT
APR 14
Mix of sunshine and clouds, windy. Clouds and sunshine, slight chance of isoalted t’storms. Slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm, dry time as well.
WIND: South 10-20 G 30 mph WIND: South 15-25 G 30 mph WIND: SW 10-20 mph
High: 80 High: 82
Low: 67
Temp: 77

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2012 Texas Motor Speedway Weather Forecast: Potential Severe Weather Threat

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FORECAST UPDATE TUESDAY 3 AM EDT (4/12/2012):

I think the risk for a severe weather outbreak Saturday night during the NASCAR Sprint Cup race is low. Most of this forecast Friday night and Saturday looks mostly dry. Yes, all the reports you are seeing from other outlets are correct, there is a severe weather threat this weekend for north Texas, including Dallas/ Fort Worth. From what I am seeing, it appears that threat is later in the weekend going into Sunday and not Saturday.

DISCLAIMER: Just because I think the worst and the main severe threat is on Sunday rather than Saturday that doesn’t mean there isn’t a threat of storms and that some could be severe on Saturday. I am fully planning on watching the radar Saturday afternoon for any develop that could threaten the start or any part of the race at Texas Motor Speedway.

There is a threat of severe storms in Texas on Saturday and at this point it appears to be more west and northwest of Forth Worth extending into Oklahoma. The threat is close enough that storms could stray into the area and would need to be monitored.

For Friday and the Nationwide race, I expect a mostly dry with just a very small chance of an isolated storm.

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Conditions in Fort Worth, TX:

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Fort Worth, TX

THU
APR 12
FRI
APR 13
SAT
APR 14
SAT NIGHT
APR 14
Partly sunny Partly Sunny, chance of an isolated shower Clouds and sunshine, slight chance of isoalted PM t’storms. Slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm, dry time as well.
WIND: SSE 10-20 G 25 mph WIND: South 10-20 G 25 mph WIND: South 10-20 G 25 mph WIND: South 10-20 G 25 mph
High: 79 High: 80
Low: 64
High: 82
Low: 67
 Temp: 77

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2012 Texas Motor Speedway Weather Forecast: Storm Development A Concern This Weekend

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FORECAST UPDATE TUESDAY 3 PM EDT (4/10/2012):

Before I could even look at this weekend’s NASCAR weather forecast at Texas Motor Speedway my Twitter stream was getting a lot of questions about the potential for severe weather this weekend around Dallas/Fort Worth. I agree with preliminary reports that this weekend could feature the potential for severe storms, the biggest challenge and question is the timing of when this activity could form and arrive.

Most of the time this week will feature mostly dry conditions with highs ranging from the mid to upper 70s with 80s by the weekend. By Friday we will be watching and trying to time the arrival of a few disturbances that could cause shower and storm development Friday, Saturday and Saturday night. A lot of this we won’t have specific information on until areas of showers and storms begin to form or we start to see development of storms. I am going to mention the chance of showers and storms around Texas Motor Speedway Friday and Saturday but there are some indications that this time frame is more dry than wet.

I am concerned anytime there is a threat of severe weather especially when it corrisponds with an outdoor sporting event. The threat is there for Northern and Eastern Texas sometime this weekend but timing of its development is still unknown. There is still a lot of time for things to change between now and then.

If I was going this weekend to Texas Motor Speedway I wouldn’t let the current forecast keep me home. I feel this will be an ever changing forecast with frequent updates. I will also have a Rockingham

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Conditions in Fort Worth, TX:
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Fort Worth, TX

THU
APR 12
FRI
APR 13
SAT
APR 14
SAT NIGHT
APR 14
Partly sunny Partly Sunny, slight chance of late afternoon evening storms Clouds and sunshine, slight chance of isoalted PM t’storms. Slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm, dry time as well.
WIND: SSE 10-15 G 20 mph WIND: South 10-20 G 25 mph WIND: South 10-20 G 25 mph WIND: South 10-20 G 25 mph
High: 75
Low: 58
High: 78
Low: 65
High: 83
Low: 67
 Temp: 77

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