Weather http://ketr.org en Strong thunderstorms possible Thursday http://ketr.org/post/strong-thunderstorms-possible-thursday <p>April is fulfilling its stereotype as the stormy month as it moves onto our calendars with gale force!</p><p>Severe weather is expected to make its way to Northeast Texas during the mid afternoon hours on Thursday, some areas could see damaging high winds, large hail and even isolated tornadoes.</p><p>The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has placed Northeast Texas under a "slight" risk for severe weather on April 3. Areas to the northeast near Texarkana could see stronger storms.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:02:07 +0000 Daniel Starks 51588 at http://ketr.org Strong thunderstorms possible Thursday Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect Thursday http://ketr.org/post/red-flag-warning-wind-advisory-effect-thursday <p>The region is in for windy conditions on Thursday, and areas to the west of the region will experience very dry conditions as well.</p><p></p><p> The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday for these areas, including Collin County. This means that any fires that start will spread quickly and could threaten property and even life.</p><p>Make sure you dispose of cigarettes properly, do not burn anything outdoors, and be mindful sparks during construction projects.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:38:18 +0000 Daniel Starks 49631 at http://ketr.org Red Flag Warning, Wind Advisory in effect Thursday Windy day expected for region, fire risk increases http://ketr.org/post/windy-day-expected-region-fire-risk-increases <p>All of North Texas is currently under a Wind Advisory until 6 p.m. Friday evening.</p><p></p><p>Wind gusts as high as 35 mph are possible as a cool front moves through the region. Don't expect temperatures to drop much. We could be seeing 73 degree temperatures by Monday.</p><p>With windy conditions, an elevated fire risk is possible for the western portion of North Texas, where humidity levels will fall below 30 percent, making for drier air conditions.</p><p></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Daniel Starks 49458 at http://ketr.org Windy day expected for region, fire risk increases UPDATE: More counties added to Winter Weather Advisory http://ketr.org/post/update-more-counties-added-winter-weather-advisory <p><strong>UPDATE: 9:08 p.m. Saturday - </strong></p><p>The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory to include Hunt, Delta and Lamar counties in our region until 9 pm Sunday night.</p><p></p><p><strong>Original Story follows:</strong></p><p>Another cold snap is on the way to North Texas, and this time it could bring some wintry weather with it.</p><p>A Winter Weather Advisory has already been issued for Collin, Rockwall, and Fannin counties from 6 am to 9 pm Sunday.</p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 23:20:36 +0000 Daniel Starks 48901 at http://ketr.org UPDATE: More counties added to Winter Weather Advisory Heavy rain expected Wednesday, Thursday http://ketr.org/post/heavy-rain-expected-wednesday-thursday <p>A storm system will be moving through the region Wednesday and into Thursday that could bring much needed rain to the area.</p><p>As of Oct. 22, most of the region is in a moderate drought with much of Lamar county remaining under extreme drought conditions.</p><p>While the rain will be beneficial to the region in many ways, it will also cause major problems. The system is expected to move in Wednesday afternoon and will be in the region through Thursday. In this time period, Northeast Texas could see up to four inches of rainfall.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 03:31:19 +0000 Daniel Starks 44852 at http://ketr.org Heavy rain expected Wednesday, Thursday High fire danger Wednesday afternoon http://ketr.org/post/high-fire-danger-wednesday-afternoon <p>Dry conditions and high temperatures are making way for high fire danger this afternoon across the region. Wed, 10 Jul 2013 18:34:51 +0000 Daniel Starks 39807 at http://ketr.org High fire danger Wednesday afternoon Surviving Texas Heat: What to do! http://ketr.org/post/surviving-texas-heat-what-do <p>With Summer comes heat, (especially in our neck of the woods)! What are the signs of heat illness? What should you do if you see them? Here's a "survival guide" to help you and your loved ones get through this Texas heat. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:20:13 +0000 Daniel Starks 38493 at http://ketr.org Surviving Texas Heat: What to do! Severe storms possible on Saturday http://ketr.org/post/severe-storms-possible-saturday <p>A cold front is expected to move into Northeast Texas on Saturday - bringing with it a chance for severe storms. Fri, 31 May 2013 12:01:31 +0000 Mark Haslett & Daniel Starks 37947 at http://ketr.org Severe storms possible on Saturday Strong storms possible throughout Thursday http://ketr.org/post/strong-storms-possible-throughout-thursday <p>Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon and into the evening for the region. Thu, 09 May 2013 18:43:43 +0000 Daniel Starks 36927 at http://ketr.org Strong storms possible throughout Thursday Do you know what to do in a tornado? http://ketr.org/post/do-you-know-what-do-tornado <p>It's Severe weather preparedness week here in Texas, and it couldn’t come soon enough. Severe weather season is right around the corner, and with severe weather comes the possibility of tornadoes. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:32:24 +0000 Daniel Starks 34177 at http://ketr.org Do you know what to do in a tornado?