KETR Local
7:05 am
Tue March 31, 2009

Region avoids significant severe weather hit

Severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain and some hail through portions of North Texas Monday night.

The storms pushed their way through Tarrant County by around 10:00 p.m., and had made its way through Dallas just after midnight. The most severe weather seemed to be in the DFW area, as Grand Prairie received reports of close to baseball sized hail, as well as other portions of Dallas. The storm is also said to have recorded lightning and wind gusts of up to 60 mph.

The storm seemed to avoid the Northeast Texas region for the most part. National Weather Service radar indicated the storm seemed to follow a line primarily south of Interstate 30 along I-20, touching areas of Kaufman and Terrell before proceeding eastward.

WFAA-TV in Dallas reported at one point during the night the weather radio transmitter in Forth Worth was knocked off the air by a power failure, so weather radios that rely on that signal did not function during the storm.

As of early this morning, there had been no reports of any significant damage or injuries.