Daytime Fan Aspirated Radiation Shield Added

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 5:33pm CST

A daytime fan aspirated radiation shield has been added to the station. The solar-powered fan will run during the day to reduce the effects of daytime radiation and will cease running when night falls and the effects of radiation are less.


New Station Rain Cone

Monday, August 25th, 2014 8:32am CST

The rain cone has been replaced with a redesigned model that includes a better debris screen and bird spikes.IMG_20140824_191839

March 27, 2014 – Evening Thunderstorm Pictures

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 8:53pm CST

Here are a few mobile phone pictures of the impressive thunderstorm that developed this evening over central Collin County and moved east. Are you prepared for severe weather season?

Lightning 1 Lightning 2 Storm 1 Storm 2

March 2, 2014 – Highest Daily Temperature Range Recorded by

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 3:28pm CST

rangeOn 3/2/2014, the daily high temperature of 69.9° was recorded at 12:00am and the daily low temperature of 17.3° was recorded at 8:12pm. This 52.6° daily temperature range was the highest recorded by to date.

SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – Saturday, January 18, 2014

Friday, December 20th, 2013 12:58pm CST will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday, January 18 from 8:30AM-4:30PM. If you are interested in attending, it is open to the public. No advanced registration is required.

Collin College:
Preston Ridge Campus
Conference Center; C105
9700 Wade Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75035

2014 Training Schedule for North Texas:

Below Freezing Temperature

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 1:22pm CST recorded 121 hours 10 minutes continually below freezing (12/5/13 12:01pm – 12/10/13 1:11pm)

Be a Force of Nature during National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Monday, March 4th, 2013 9:32am CST

Be a Force of NatureThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) partnered to designate March 3-9, 2013, as National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, and is calling upon all Americans to Be a Force of Nature. is committed to Being a Force of Nature and pledges to do so by: knowing our risk, taking action, and being an example for our families and community by sharing the steps we took. Because we live in an area prone to tornadoes, flash floods, and severe thunderstorms, recent outbreaks have reminded us that this weather can strike anywhere and at any time.

Just last year, there were more than 450 weather-related fatalities and nearly 2,600 injuries. Each time severe weather threatens we hear stories of ordinary Americans who do the extraordinary to save loved ones – a mother protecting her children by shielding them from flying debris, a homeowner opening up his storm shelter to neighbors, neighbors helping a senior in a wheelchair get to a safe shelter, individuals ensuring friends are aware of the current watch or warning in their area.

Tornadoes struck approximately 46 states, caused over $1.6 billion in damage and nearly 70 fatalities. There were more than 935 tornadoes in 2012, with 206 in April alone. While April and May are peak months, tornadoes happen all year round.

Building a Weather-Ready Nation requires that every individual and community take action because severe weather knows no boundaries and affects us all. Be a Force of Nature by making a public pledge to be prepared at

What can you do to Prepare?
Knowing your risk, taking action and being an example by sharing your knowledge and actions through your social network are just a few steps you can take to be better prepared and assist in saving lives.

Know Your Risk: The first step to becoming weather-ready is to understand the type of hazardous weather that can affect where you live and work, and how the weather could impact you and your family. Every state in the United States has experienced tornadoes and severe weather, so everyone is exposed to some degree of risk. Check the weather forecast regularly and visit to learn more about how to be better prepared and how you can protect your family during emergencies.

Pledge and Take Action: Be a Force of Nature by taking the Pledge to Prepare at When you pledge to prepare, you will take the first step to making sure that you and your family are prepared for severe weather. This includes filling out your family communications plan that you can email to yourself, putting an emergency kit together, keeping important papers and valuables in a safe place, and getting involved.

Obtain a NOAA Weather Radio, and check to see if your cell phone is equipped to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts and sign up for localized alerts from emergency management officials. Stay informed by having multiple sources for weather alerts – NOAA Weather Radio,, and Wireless Emergency Alerts. Subscribe to receive alerts at

Be an Example: Once you have taken action and pledged to Be a Force of Nature, share your story with your family and friends. Create a video and post on a video sharing site; post your story on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, comment on a blog, or share through any other social media site. Technology today makes it easier than ever to be a good example and share the steps you took to help us achieve the vision of a Weather-Ready Nation.

Join us today and pledge to prepare for the severe weather in our area.

Information on the different types of severe weather such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flooding is available at and or the Spanish-language web site

SKYWARN Spotter Training – Collin County – Saturday, January 19, 2013

Thursday, January 10th, 2013 11:57pm CST will be attending the Collin County Basic and Advanced Spotter Training Sessions on Saturday, January 19 from 8:00AM-4:30PM. If you are interested in attending, it is open to the public, and you do not have to attend both sessions. No advanced registration is required.

Basic Session at 8:00-11:00AM
Advanced Session at 1:00-4:30 PM

Collin College:
Preston Ridge Campus
Conference Center; C105
9700 Wade Boulevard
Frisco, TX 75035

2013 Training Schedule for North Texas:,-96.673237&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=109882346873277231959.00047a60259d9f51c8852

WMO decertifies the World’s hottest temperature

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 9:29am CST

Weather Underground’s Christopher C. Burt and the WMO investigate and decertify the World’s hottest temperature set at Al Azizia, Libya in 1922. This is a ground-breaking documentary regarding the most noteworthy record in meteorology.

Watch the full video here:

or preview it here:

Dead Heat Preview from wunderground on Vimeo.

New Page – NWS FWD Office Area Forecast Discussion

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 10:15am CST

A new page has been added to the site that displays the NWS FWD Office Area Forecast Discussion