Weather Forecasts

Weekend Weather for Dallas-Forth Worth

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If you don’t like the forecast, just keep reading the next one until you find one you like.

Forecast #1

The weekend weather forecast for the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is the worst ever reported in Dallas. The Dallas Morning News posted a photo of an orange “pitch black” night sky over downtown Dallas, where it said that visibility has been reduced to less than half light levels. The newspaper said that visibility is expected to be as bad as the worst recorded by NASA for September 19, 2012, when it recorded only a 1.2/4.9 inch over Dallas.

The Houston Chronicle published this image of a darkened sky over the city, with a lightening storm over the western part of the nation’s second-largest city. Houston’s mayor declared a “flash flood warning” in Dallas, but the storm has since moved east, leaving many residents still without safe shelter in some of the worst hit areas.
For many parts of the country, the storm is expected to produce severe thunderstorms and damaging hail.

The National Weather Service in Dallas reported heavy rain and damaging flash flooding in parts of the region from Houston to Texas City, and warned residents to “take precautions” should lightning strike.
The National Weather Service also issued a “flash flood warning” from Dallas to parts of Houston and Oklahoma City.
The Weather Channel reported that lightning strikes in Dallas and Oklahoma City caused a flash flood and damaging flash flooding as of Wednesday afternoon.

The Texas Governor’s Office reported that lightning strikes during the storm are forecast for the Dallas metro area. There is a strong chance of tornadoes, damaging wind gusts over 20 mph in parts of the Dallas area. Heavy rain and hail are possible across the Houston area. The Texas Emergency Management Agency is urging residents in Houston and Oklahoma City to leave their homes early, and to take “extraordinary measures” to protect their property if there is an increased risk of severe weather.

Forecast #2

The weekend weather forecast for the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is “badish”, with gusts up to 50 mph expected.  However, the wind will cool this week before dropping a bit next week.  This should mean that there is little chance of rain this week before the storm is over by late Sunday evening.  By Tuesday, the storm should be receding and the skies will be clear again, giving us the opportunity to warm up again before the next week of stormy weather arrives.  If this trend goes on over the next week, the rain will be more of a wash and there will be no major impacts to the metro’s infrastructure.

Forecast #3

The weekend weather forecast for the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is extremely hot.  The highs are well above normal.  The temperatures are likely to remain above freezing into tomorrow.  The low and thunderstorms are forecast to bring winds in excess of 100 mph.  Rain is predicted by early next week with a chance of scattered showers. The city’s temperature on Thursday was  37 degrees Celsius  and the average high was  44.7 degrees.  In addition to these high temperatures there are a lot of thunderstorms expected to occur on Saturday and Sunday.  It is anticipated that over 2 to 6 inches of rain will fall this weekend. It is anticipated that heavy snow is possible on Saturday, along with several scattered showers.  It is also possible the low in the metro area is likely to move in excess of 15 mm on Saturday.  Rain may continue into Monday with more rain possible.  If precipitation doesn’t arrive as planned, rain will occur on Saturday, Sunday, and perhaps possibly Monday.

Saturday’s Weather:

Winds:  -20 MPH (12-21 mph  at 12 pm )
Rising Sun  -10 C (6-8 C at 12 pm )
Sunshine:  -15 C (7.1-9 C at 12 pm )

The following days:

Saturday:  -Sunrise  12-12:45 pm
Sunday:  -Sunset 12-9:45 pm

It will be a cold, wet, wet week on the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  We are getting close to getting to where the average temperature on Friday was in the 35’s.  If you want to get out in the rain, you may want to dress warm for tomorrow’s rain and snow.  However, if you don’t want to go outside, I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want to stay inside as well.

Forecast #4

The weekend weather forecast for the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is “wet and humid,” according to weather forecasts released by the National Weather Service. Temperatures will be above 50 degrees, and wind chills are expected to reach 30 and 40 degrees.

“The heavy rains will result in mudslides and power outages due to power outages,” the National Weather Service said in an email. “These outages will be most impactful on schools with heavy rains and potential flooding during and after football games.” There will be significant grid disruption when heavy rain starts, which may make traffic lights and other roadway facilities obsolete due to power outages. “High-end hotels are not operating,” the National Weather Service said.

“Due to heavy flooding and mudslides, traffic and access will be limited at major roads and transportation hubs throughout the metro area on Sunday night, as schools are closed during football games,” the weather service also said.

The Weather Underground has detailed the most severe storms to hit the United States and Canada.

The strongest storm to hit Texas on Sunday was expected to be a hurricane, the largest in recorded history.

“A low pressure ridge is pushing into northeast Texas with potential to reach Mexico on Sunday evening,” the Weather Underground’s Hurricane Center said. “The trough may weaken overnight, but the storm will continue to move inland and become an upper-level trough over the region. There will be a significant increase in the risk of coastal flooding due to the storm’s impact on land.”

In addition to Tropical Storm Harvey, the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The watch is in effect until midnight Monday.

“There is an increased chance that the area will get a sustained wind of up to 65 mph during the next 30-40 minutes. Winds could reach up to 80 mph during this time,” the weather service warned. “There may also see isolated hail and thunderstorm activity.” The watch for the Dallas area is in place until midnight Monday. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Austin metro area and the surrounding communities of Austin, Houston, and Dallas. The thunderstorms could reach the coast as a tropical storm early Monday morning and continue into early Tuesday.

“This is the fourth time in just over three years that a severe thunderstorm has caused flooding and damage, including in August 2013. The latest was during the Texas Flood Warning that was issued in mid-August 2014,” the weather service said.

The National Weather Service warned people to take precautions if driving in flooded areas.

“Roads are flooded and/or damaged with debris. Roadways, bridges, and other structures could be washed out and swept away,” the weather service said. “Motorists who are in flooded areas should not drive or drive on flood plains, unless instructed by a local police officer.”

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the New York metropolitan area and surrounding areas.

Forecast #5

The weekend weather forecast for the greater Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is incredibly promising.  Rain is expected in the afternoon and evening. There is also a strong chance of rain early Saturday morning and early Sunday morning.  The chances of showers are higher than the normal overnight temperatures in Dallas.  The chance of thunderstorms is higher than normal as well.  The chances of tornado activity is much higher than usual.  All of these conditions will create an amazing amount of fun and challenge for all.  If you wish to take your own pictures, don’t forget to bring flashlights.  In Texas, most flashlights are illegal.  We encourage you to bring your own but keep in mind a fair amount of parking is available.  In the interest of full disclosure, this blog is owned and operated by a business that provides services to those on the fringes of the photography community. It is important to us that photography is accessible and that every member of the photography community has something to say.  To that end, as part of our mission to make Dallas the photography capital for the world, we strive to provide resources to photographers and others who wish to get involved in this amazing, vibrant community.  Our hope is that you will participate in the creative process that will bring you the pictures and information you enjoy.  We want to encourage participation, but also keep our community focused.  We appreciate that if you wish to participate in our programs, then you will need to provide proof of your photo membership card, which can be found in the photo section of our site.  Please make sure that your photo membership card is valid in your local jurisdiction, and that you provide us with your contact information so that we can contact you.  Please contact us at if you or someone you know has any questions about our membership programs.

Posted by Photo Editor at 1:23 AM

I’ve posted this before but it really helps explain what happened.  This was the same day I wrote about this and how to take a picture in rain, but I wanted to add it again since I’m seeing lots of comments.  I wrote about how I had some issues taking a picture in the rain and how my camera had trouble shooting flash.  So what I did is I took some pictures of a car and the light turned off in the rear window.  I went outside and took a picture with the flash off but it didn’t work out for me.  I’m not sure if I was just having an issue taking a picture in the rain or if my shutter speed was too fast.  I took the photo and the shutter stopped working.  Then I started getting a little worried.  I was getting really tired and my legs were starting to hurt a little and I was starting to feel a little bit of a pain in my leg.  I went outside again and again, and again the flash didn’t work.  Then I went outside again and again and again, and again.

Weather Forecasts

Special Weather Bulletin for Niagara Falls

The National Weather Service has issued the following special weather bulletin for the Niagara Falls area.

“This is a serious weather warning for the area. There has been major rainfall and winds of gusts of 60 mph with dangerous winds to be expected. The danger is still there, but we’ll be able to see through thick cloud that is now clearing and some of the fog that may be formed may get stronger as we approach. We’ve seen more tornados in the forecast so expect a significant number of tornados and a large number of flash flooding if it goes off.”

“With the snowpack at a significant low, we’re looking at a lot of freezing rain and maybe very heavy downpours. With the storm track moving over into Lake Ontario, we may have a chance at a snow day on Sunday.”

“We have a lot of moisture and cold water in the lake that could create some snow for the next couple of days.”

A number of warnings are in place for Lake Ontario.

There have been many calls by local residents.

“Don’t drive over or around lakes,” said Jim Dutton, with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.

“You can easily get hurt if you’re not careful. And if you’re going to cross the Lake Ontario, be sure to drive with the right side facing the road – if you’re going to drive over a creek, for God’s sake – don’t go under them.”

“Warm, windy weather could be coming down the lake with possible heavy rain,” he said. “But there are some other warnings that we would like you to think about.”

If a person sees a large white cloud or mist roll from shore, be aware that this is a weather warning and the risk is increasing.

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The Niagara Fire Department is advising residents to avoid the area around the Port Colborne dam. There has been snow accumulation and there are some areas in the area with heavy snow.

“If it is very windy, you might want to be aware of what the weather is like, how much snow is going to fall, so when you’re going out to your car, keep your windows closed.

“Be sure to keep an eye on the ground in case of a possible flash flood, as it can cause serious property damage,” said the Fire Chief.

“If a thunderstorm does develop and it does get to Lake Ontario,” the Water Quality Management Council says, “it could result in a significant number of people being at risk of serious health problems if untreated.”

A number of warnings have been issued by local and federal agencies, including the National Weather Service, National Parks Service, Ministry of Natural Resources and Ontario Provincial Police.

The following are the weather conditions for the Niagara Falls area today.


Windy conditions are expected today and could be severe. The heaviest rain is expected for the next few days. Winds will continue to blow in from the south.


The thunderstorms could cause power outages and power outages could last for days, depending on the direction.

Horror Short Stories

The Sea Is a Place of Death

Humanity has been driven into the sea by the undead. 100 years later the boats and ships are sinking more each year. One family makes the desperate choice to land.

The world looks like it might be sinking into despair.
The ocean has become as black as black holes.

A young couple are walking on an endless sea without water, as the ocean waves up and down their shoulders and backs.

The water is as black as death,
as the sea has been as black as darkness.

The young girl has a smile on her face,
and the boy has a smile on his face,
as they look out over the ocean.

They see a world in a nightmare,
that is as black as death.

“You should be afraid!
You should be afraid!
You should be afraid!
You should be afraid!”

The young girl smiles,
and the boy looks back.

In this world, the sea is a place of death,
as the ocean and the sky is death,
as death is an evil being.

As the sea grows more and more evil,
the world grows more and more evil.

“You’re not scared!
You’re not afraid!
You’re not afraid!”

The boy is scared.
The girl is not scared.
They are both afraid.
They are both scared.
They are both scared.

The world is dying,
the ocean is dying,
the sky is dying,
the sea is dying.

It is a nightmare, a nightmare,
as the sea grows more and more evil,
as death grows more and more evil,
as the world grows more and more evil,
as the sky grows more and more evil.

“We should be afraid of the sky,
of the sun,
of the moon,
of the rain,
of the wind
of the sea!”

Honorable Mention #1

Humanity has been driven into the sea by the undead. 100 years later the boats and ships are sinking more each year. One family makes the desperate choice to land.  They leave their family and possessions behind and embark on a journey across the Pacific, hoping to find a way home.

What if this were the only way out? Would this be worth it to them, to the world? The story begins with the narrator, a young boy named Toshiya, who is orphaned and raised by his family, who has no friends, no family or family’s love, just his mother, father and himself. His childhood is filled with tragedy and isolation, the constant threat of being taken away from his family, and being forced to live alone in a small, small world.

As the story unfolds, the characters are torn from the family and put into a life of desperation, trying to survive on their own or to find ways to save their loved ones from disaster. They struggle, and fall into deep despair.

What is it about the Pacific that makes people desperate and driven into the sea? The answer can only be found in the fact that we all have a connection with sea water that permeates us. The water is our connection to a place. The water is also our connection to ourselves, to the world around us. The water is our connection to what it’s like to be alone on these islands and to a place that is always there, never there. Sea water is an anchor in our minds when we look at the earth from space.

In the story, the narrator must navigate through the sea in order to survive, and the journey is not easy. In a sea of people who have no idea of where they are going, the story is filled with many choices to make, and it is not always easy.

The story of this film is an exploration of what it takes to survive, and to be able to survive, in a world that seems to be dying, and that is filled with death. It is a story about the human condition, about the nature of the human condition, and how we can all be saved

Honorable Mention #2

Humanity has been driven into the sea by the undead. 100 years later the boats and ships are sinking more each year. One family makes the desperate choice to land.  They land on the beach and decide to stay for a month at the mercy of the waves. They are joined by a young girl, with a strong belief in their abilities. The islanders decide to call it home and the crew begins to build a settlement on the shore of the sea.  A small island is quickly built, surrounded by buildings and roads which lead to another small island. The islanders build their own houses, and a village to their west which is now populated by a new population of zombies.

After a while, the residents of the small village come to their senses enough to decide to make a move on the small island. They build a fort on the beach, and build a boat with a wooden roof. They decide to build a fort of their own.  A man and his daughter decide to go to the beach to watch over the fort.  After a while, the two decide to go back to their village.  After all, the two have been living on the beach for 100 years.

The two families live on the small island, with their two children and their wives living in the village.  There is only one house on the island, which they decide to live in as a family, but their family has grown in size.  The house is a large, modern house with a kitchen, living quarters, and storage area. They decide to move to the house in the middle of the jungle.

The family starts to grow in size, until the family is almost too large to fit into the jungle.  One of the men goes out and finds another woman.  She is pregnant with their second child.  She goes to see him and tells him about her pregnancy, and that she is pregnant with her first child too.  He decides to take the baby to the hospital, and the two parents agree to take the baby and the woman to live with him. The two parents decide to

Rejected Run #1

Humanity has been driven into the sea by the undead. 100 years later the boats and ships are sinking more each year. One family makes the desperate choice to land. ___________________________________________________________

The crew: 1-4

Characters: 5-8

Narrative: 9-13

Rating: A+

The characters are very well done and the setting is fascinating. The story starts at the beginning of the world when you are very young and is told from the perspective of the main character (a girl) and her family, who live in the island where you are. The world and the world around them are very different from those of the mainland. The sea around this islands are covered with sand. The land is rocky and barren. The island of Serenia has a lot of wildlife. In the center of the island one can find a town called “Cairo”. The village has a big lighthouse and a large lake. The main character, Katerina, has been given a strange gift: a boat that lets her explore the entire world. It is very dangerous and requires the help of a young sailor named “Nosferatu”. She needs to find out the story of a woman, Katerina, who has lived in the town for some years. The story is told mainly in flashback, in which it is possible to observe a little about the history of this island. The main character is very good at telling a lot of story. The story has many twists but there is no sense of closure. There is a lot of action, a lot of action scenes. The characters are very good and the action scenes are quite memorable. This series is very enjoyable and it has some really great characters. The writing is not very good. The narration is very poor. The characters are very well done. There is a little bit of romance but the story was very boring for my taste. It was a little too easy to be immersed in the story, and I did not feel any real connection with the characters, who are very well done. Overall, I would say that this is a very good read for people who enjoy stories about people who are in danger.

Rejected Run #2

Humanity has been driven into the sea by the undead. 100 years later the boats and ships are sinking more each year. One family makes the desperate choice to land.  But the ship has been lost in the middle of the ocean. 

The story starts off with a boy named Harry being told by his Uncle, a former pirate captain from a long time ago, that their ship was captured by the undead. This tells us the origin of the pirate crew that went to a certain island and made their way up to this island. 

We are told of the crew who are called the “Sea God” and are known as the “Doom Kings”. They are said to inhabit the deep ocean. It is said if they go to the island that the people of the island are afraid of them. The island is said to be very mysterious and dark as well as being where the soul of a deceased person lives. We are also shown that the island has no living members. This is a clue that something is going on in the sea. But why would the dead people of this island disappear? We learn that they have been driven into this dark abyss and now they must escape from it.

There are some great scenes with the main characters, Harry and his friends as they attempt to escape the island. There are many scenes that have some amazing special effects. The crew goes on an adventure and they get their first glimpse of a mysterious dark sea that is the sea of the dead. And then Harry, his friends, the crew and the ghostly ship all get together and attempt to make it to shore. We are told that the boat they are on has been sunk but they have found a way up to this island and that is the beginning to the story.

The story is not as much fun as it is scary. The first few scenes are just as much as you expect, there are zombies, skeletons, zombies and skeletons. The story is not very well written. It starts to feel like a horror movie. The story starts off with a lot of action, and then it gets very dark and disturbing. 

Overall, this is an

Rejected Run #3

Humanity has been driven into the sea by the undead. 100 years later the boats and ships are sinking more each year. One family makes the desperate choice to land. ~~(Drawn by the Eye of Agamotto, by Mike Mignola and Dave Stewart) “You are no stranger. You may have fought on my side. Maybe you have fought for humanity. Maybe you have fought against the undead and I have not seen you. But I’ve seen you before. When I look into the eyes of the dead, you will not leave. I have never seen more of you.” ~The Last Witch of Iz, to an unnamed vampire that died before the battle (Drawn by Dave Stewart) ~~(Drawn by David Stewart) “The Witch of Iz is back again! He’s back! He’s back again! Now that we all have the power of the Eye of Agamotto, he’ll come to kill our enemies and then he’ll return in a new form of flesh! And then what happens? You die of a heart attack and he kills you!” ~The Last Witch of Iz, to the witch that killed her family and her husband (Drawn by David Stewart) ~~(Drawn by Dave Stewart) And now it’s your turn! The Last Witch of Iz has given us a glimpse into the fate of humanity. The witch has given us a taste of death as we stand before the final door of our own future, but there is another door open to our future. The last witch of Iz has been summoned by the Lord to destroy mankind from within as we stand before that final exit. And you are the chosen one… The Last Witch of Iz has been granted the power to destroy humanity as we stand before the final door of our own future. You, the one who will save the world. But there is more than death in store for you, the Chosen One. The last Witch of Iz has given us a glimpse into the fate of humanity. There is another door open to the future. The witch has given us a taste of death as we stand before that final door. But what awaits us

Rejected Run #4

Humanity has been driven into the sea by the undead. 100 years later the boats and ships are sinking more each year. One family makes the desperate choice to land.  This is the story of a girl whose life is thrown into disarray when she joins a band of survivors after her husband has been killed.

Tiny and young, Tiny is a girl who believes she has always had the power to change the world…and she’s not the only one. She and her friends are determined to save a beautiful girl who wants to become…a warrior.

When I wrote the first book I was really nervous about the book. I’d heard so much about how to write a romance and I was nervous to do any of my own, because writing a romance is so different. I knew a lot of other writers had been through this before and had done it well, but I had never been able to tell a romance story. I wanted to tell a story that was simple, and yet I knew I needed the support and inspiration to push myself and the characters to their limits. So I wrote the first story about 10 years after the first one, and when the book came out, it sold out instantly. That’s when I realized that I could make this work, that I wasn’t just going to write the book of my dreams, I was going to do it. I started writing, and the book went on to sell out immediately, and I was able to get the second book out the same year.

I’m very proud of the writing on Tiny. It’s very different than most romance stories and I feel like it was a good choice to make it different. I’m proud of how the characters are developed. The characters are so realistic I can’t imagine them being anything else.

I’m proud of the writing on Tiny. I’m proud of the characters. The writing is very realistic. The writing is very realistic. The writing is very realistic. The writing is very realistic. The writing is very realistic. The writing is very realistic. The writing is very realistic. The writing is very realistic. The writing is very realistic. The

Rejected Run #5

Humanity has been driven into the sea by the undead. 100 years later the boats and ships are sinking more each year. One family makes the desperate choice to land. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________ ______________

(A) Aboard the boat: _________ ______________

(B) The captain: _________

The crew: _________ ____________

The boatman: _________

A man who knows the sea best: _________ _____________

(C) The captain (from left to right): ___________________________________________________________

The ship: ___________

A sea creature: ___________________________

A sea monster who knows how to talk: ___________________________ _________________________ __________________________________________

This game has no special graphics, except for the character sprites. I have included two different versions of each of the characters, the player character and the ship’s captain. I’ve placed them in the same folder as the text files, because that’s what I think most people are going to want to use for their own games. If you prefer, I can also include the player’s name in each file, because the letters are pretty self-explanatory. I have not tried to include an alternate ship or crew name, because the names in these files are not very good. I hope this helps you find the right names for your game. The game is based on a simple, 2D adventure game called The Last Man On Earth. The first thing you need to do is create a blank file, called “game.txt”. I have put it in an empty folder, because I have not tested the game with any other files yet, and the game should run fine without any files. If the file contains any files, it will be copied to the game directory. You can save your game and then load it up, and it will work. If you are playing on a computer or tablet and you want to make the game playable on the other devices, you’ll need to make sure that you are using the correct version of Adobe Flash Player, and also that you use the proper graphics drivers.

Rejected Run #6

Humanity has been driven into the sea by the undead. 100 years later the boats and ships are sinking more each year. One family makes the desperate choice to land.  One by one they make their way to shore, only to have the ship sink and kill all on board. The survivors survive and find themselves in a very small island. They soon find themselves with few supplies, with no food, no fire, no water. And it is there they are hunted to extinction by the undead as the world collapses around them.

The plot takes place around 20 years ago. It is an early post apocalyptic setting. The story focuses on the survivors as they find themselves without food, water, and shelter for the entire year. Each individual has to fight for survival. There are no monsters, no evil people, no supernatural forces. Just ordinary people who are faced with very simple problems. They fight to try to find food, shelter, shelter. And for survival they have to rely on their own strength as they fight for every moment in order to survive and make it to shore. It is very simple to follow. There are no major decisions. You simply have to figure out and survive as many days as you can.

The first half of the novel takes place in the fictional island of Agrarian. Agrarian is an island that is in the middle of a very harsh ocean with very little land in the immediate vicinity.

I will start off by saying that the story is very much about the people of Agrarian (as opposed to the supernatural). The story is very much centered around the story of each individual person, their struggles as they attempt to survive. The story does not take you into the afterlife. The characters do not come to an afterlife where they meet up with a god, or have an afterlife where they can talk to God. They have to live through this world in order to try and survive. This makes the story very different from most other post apocalyptic stories.

There is no supernatural element. The world is not overrun by zombies. There are no evil people in the world. There is not a great evil force trying to

Weather Forecasts

The Season of the Pants

Tomorrow’s forecast is for snow and a lot of freezing rain, so it seems a bit more like the season of “The Snowman” and the season of the “Pants” for our area.

In addition to snow and rain, we will also be getting some wind. It will not be the windiest of months, but there will be wind gusts over 15 to 20 mph. So while the forecast for our area is looking good, you might want to look for some wind chill.

What do I need for today’s forecast?

Weather forecasts are a bit complicated, so here are the details for today’s forecast:

Snow: 8-15 inches

Wind: 14-21 mph

Rain: 6-12 inches

Cloud Cover: 6-12 inches

Snow Depth: 3+ inches

What kind of conditions do I need to be prepared for?

The forecast calls for snow and rain, but it’s a bit like the season of “The Snowman” and the season of the “Pants.” It won’t be that cold, but it will get to be very cold, and a lot of people might want to consider a jacket or rain coat for this cold.

What will it be like to drive today? How many hours of driving will it be? When can I expect rain and snowfalls? Will it be cloudy in my car?

Drivers are encouraged to take the opportunity to prepare today’s forecast for the upcoming winter. You can read more on the upcoming weather here.

If you would like to see what the forecast looks like in your area, you can visit our Weather Central page. The forecast will be updated daily throughout the morning, but the forecast will change as the day goes on. So be sure to check back often to see what is going to happen today, and to keep an eye out for the latest forecast.

Weather Forecasts

Flooding at San Jose Municipal Airport

DISCLAIMER: Not a real weather forecast or news post. I mean… come on.

The weather forecast for this weekend is expected to be dry but not totally dry. The storm forecast for this weekend is expected to be dry but not totally dry. (Published Saturday, Sept. 22, 2013)

A large number of people in the San Jose area had to evacuate Saturday evening as a strong winds and rains prompted authorities to close several roads and highways in the area.

Officials say they had to close the highway to northbound traffic, including the Highway 101 Freeway, for at least an hour during the storm. The San Jose Fire Department, the San Jose Air-Conditioning District and Cal Fire had to shut down the air conditioning system.

“There were no power lines,” said Lt. Paul Pimentel, public information officer for the San Jose fire department.

Pimentel says the storm is expected to continue into Sunday with wind gusts over 100 mph, with rain forecast along the coast by Saturday evening.

Some residents who live and work near the storm’s path are asking people to avoid getting into flooded cars or boats.

Officials said there are no reports of power lines being damaged.

The storm is the strongest in San Jose in years. Officials say at least seven homes have flooded, with at least six other homes under water and three at least four others reported to have been under water. The storm also caused extensive damage to some of the town’s most prized buildings including the San Jose Municipal Airport, the city’s airport-like structure.

Residents were forced out of their homes early Saturday. Many are stuck in floodwaters and have been advised to stay away from roads.

The storm has also caused a number of road closures. The San Jose Airport was temporarily closed due to flooding from the storm. The airport was also closed due to flooding from the storm and is expected to reopen by Sunday.

The San Jose Police Department says it was closed to traffic due to the high water and heavy rains.

The storm also caused some serious structural damage to the San Jose Fire Department’s West Lake District.

San Jose officials said the fire department has been closed while crews clean out and clean up the water that caused flooding at various fire stations around the city. The fire department has asked people who want to help to contact the San Jose Fire Department by cell phone, text and e-mail.

Weather Forecasts

New Ice Age, Tropical Storms, Heavy Water Rain Forecast Tomorrow

DISCLAIMER: This is not an actual forecast from the National Weather Service. This is intended for entertainment purposes only.

The National Weather Service forecast for tomorrow is likely to be much less than yesterday’s prediction.

This morning, the National Weather Service announced that there could even be more extreme downpours as a result of the rain that fell during a thunderstorm.

The National Weather Service forecast for tomorrow is likely to be much less than yesterday’s forecast.

Rain will begin to fall late Monday evening into Tuesday morning. Winds will become stronger and gusts will rise.

There will likely be at least three high totals of 35 mph and greater near the coast. In some areas, the number of severe thunderstorm totals could reach 50 mph. Temperatures could peak in the 80s.

Temperatures will reach the mid- to high- 90s for the northern portion of the coast. The number of high totals could reach 70 mph and greater throughout. Temperatures may peak in the upper 80s.

Most likely, there will be an extreme storm surge. This will occur as an ice cloud will move over the coast. In most places, there will be at least one ice cap around the coast. In some locations, the sea ice may extend to the coastline. Storm surge will be at a very high level.

It is not yet clear if the total amount of rain will exceed what is expected.

Forecasters have made adjustments, however, in the storm path in hopes of minimizing some of the damage. Forecasters said the National Hurricane Center is looking for some areas to receive less of the rain than expected.

Some communities along the coastline have experienced very heavy, high amounts of rain, said forecasters.

Forecasters are working to improve the situation. Forecasters are trying to increase the storm center’s visibility as much as possible by making the weather center’s radar system more visible and providing additional radar coverage.

The National Weather Service has issued the following warnings for coastal areas along the coast of the United States. Areas of concern include areas near the coast, in the northern and eastern portion of inland Louisiana and Mississippi, and along the western coast of the United States. Forecasters also are warning residents to be ready for heavy storms on Tuesday.

For the most current information about this forecast, see the National Hurricane Center web page at or the NHC’s Facebook page and on Twitter @NHC_Weather. Forecasters say the storm will likely continue to develop as it moves into coastal areas late Tuesday evening.

Forecasting a possible storm for the United States

A storm warning remains in effect for portions of Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

A storm warning remains in place for parts of Louisiana from the coast of New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico.

A storm warning remains in place for portions of Mississippi and Arkansas from the coast of Jackson, Miss., to a point south along the Arkansas River. A storm warning remains in place for portions of Tennessee.

Weather Forecasts

Ominous Tornados Forecast for Tomorrow

DISCLAIMER: This is not an actual forecast from the National Weather Service. This is intended for entertainment purposes only.

The National Weather Service forecast for tomorrow is for winds from the southeast at 35 to 40 miles per hour, with wind shear at 5 miles per hour. The severe weather warning has been extended, with heavy rain likely in the afternoon. Highs and lows will be on the morning of Tuesday, October 19.

In a similar vein, a statement issued Wednesday afternoon issued a more detailed and ominous forecast for the next few days, noting, “We are seeing many tornadoes as they grow to the size of small cars and tornadoes in the area can become large tornadoes. We believe that all tornadoes should be reported in the order in which you think they will appear, and if we are correct it will not be until later tonight. The best chance of survival for many is to get down to someplace and go home. The risk is to be found where there are no roads but a small creek and a couple of old barns with no exits but some wooden shelter. If you cannot find a safe place, seek out a few places to hide.”

By this point of the week, some of the most dangerous tornadoes have already struck Southern California, a region which has experienced a spate of tornadoes each year for the last two decades.

On Wednesday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Riverside warned that at least 10 tornadoes have already damaged homes, and more are likely to hit in the coming days, including a twister which touched down at Lake Tahoe on Wednesday afternoon, the Weather Service said. A wind gust of up to 75 mph was recorded on Wednesday afternoon.

“The tornado was just a couple of feet away from one of our buildings and hit with no warning,” said Mike Schubert, a construction worker and resident of a home on a cul-de-sac on South Main Street, which was destroyed in the storm. “I saw a big white tornado coming right at me as it came through. … I was really scared, so I ran up the hill. I couldn’t get out of my house.”

Schubert, who lives across the street from the home where the twister struck, said he was on his way to work when he was knocked over from below. His neighbors told him a tornado touched down, and he went outside, hoping to avoid a potential tornado, as well.

“I saw it coming, and I was like what the hell?” said Schubert. “I didn’t know what to do. I was in shock. … I saw a big black cloud, and as it moved over my house, I heard that my neighbor was gone. Then there was a huge explosion.”

Schubert said he ran to a neighbor’s house to try to save his home, but he was too late: The house, which he had just built, had been destroyed.

“I was really scared, so I ran out to get my truck,” he said. “The house shook like it was on fire, but it was nothing like that.”  A few hours later, he said, “I thought for sure that my house was going to fall down and I wasn’t going to make it.”

Schubert said the tornado hit his neighborhood at the same time as several other tornadoes, which the weather service said may have been triggered by weather-related conditions.

The most severe tornado in the area was a 1-mile-wide tornado that struck Riverside County’s town of Lake Tahoe in a span of about 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

“I’m shocked they couldn’t get to the scene sooner,” neighbor and Lake Tahoe resident Kevin Smith said. “There was a tornado just over our house. There’s not a lot of power in the area.”

Another neighbor, who only wanted to be identified as Tom, said, “I think everyone was scared out of their wits. We thought this would be a real tornado.”

He said the tornado was so strong it shook his family’s home, but, “We didn’t know what was going on. We weren’t ready. I just knew it had to be a tornado.”

A witness who saw the tornado described it as a “big, black cloud with no wind.” The tornado touched down about 50 yards from the home of Thomas Pyle, a construction worker and employee of the county, which was in flames, according to Schubert.

“He said it was a tornado,” said Schubert, pointing to a nearby home where a house that Pyle lives on collapsed.

The storm also injured three other people, who were treated at Riverside Medical Center, and one of them was flown by helicopter to the National Weather Service’s Sacramento headquarters for emergency management.

“The injuries were pretty bad,” Dr. Paul H. Miller, an emergency medical technician and a member of the National Weather Service’s weather division, said. “They were all pretty serious.”

He said he could not confirm any of the victims had died as a result of their injuries.

On Wednesday night, Riverside Fire Department Chief Steve Smith said the area where the tornado hit was “very heavily affected” and said that it would take up to 30 to 45 minutes for water to clear. Fire crews were working in the area to restore power to about 100 homes. “I’m very worried about the damage to the structures there,” Smith said. “If it had been a bigger storm, I don’t see that it would’ve been any different.”

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