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Trick-or-Treat Forecast for North Texas, plus 7-days of Sandy

By Chief Meteorologist Larry Mowry
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Sandy continues to create problems along the East Coast, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic States.  This massive storm will be slow to wind down.  Heavy rain and snow will continue to affect a large part of the country.  The only impact Sandy has on our weather in North Texas is to continue the pleasant conditions we have seen.  The upper level wind pattern is out of the northwest here in Texas. This is bringing us dry and mild weather.

But I want to share with you a few interesting tidbits about Sandy.

Here is a 7-Day animation of the Wave Heights as Sandy moved from the Caribbean to New Jersey.  The brighter reds are the higher waves and note the left hand turn in New Jersey that forced all that storm surge in New Jersey and New York. 

Here is a 7-day animation showing Sandy’s path from when it started in the Caribbean to its landfall in New Jersey.

Here is a look at the highest wind gusts from each state.

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Here is a look at the highest rainfall total from each state.

100 temperature lists Trick or Treat Forecast for North Texas, plus 7 days of Sandy

Sandy is continuing to produce winds between 35 and 55 mph across the Midwest and Northeast.  The Great Lakes have experienced these winds and that has really whipped up the waves on the lakes.  Lake Michigan is seeing waves up to 20 feet!  Here is the 2pm look at buoy reports on the Great Lakes.

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TRICK OR TREAT FORECAST…

Great weather is on tap for North Texas for the next several days.  Here’s a look at the forecast for Wednesday evening’s Trick or Treaters!

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NEXT RAIN CHANCE FOR NORTH TEXAS…

An upper level disturbance in the Pacific Northwest will swing into the Plains this weekend.  A piece of energy from this upper level low will brush by us in North Texas and help swing a weak cold front our way.  This will give us some shower and thunderstorm chances Saturday night into Sunday.  With the most energy to our north, severe weather does not look likely.  And coverage may not be too high.

TRACK OF UPPER LEVEL LOW

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DISTURBANCE AND FRONT THAT WILL BRING RAIN CHANCES SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY

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FORECAST:

Tonight:  Mostly clear and cool.  Low of 51.  Light winds.

Tomorrow:  Mostly Sunny.  Pleasant.  High of 75.  NW 5-10 mph

Tomorrow Night:  Mostly clear.  Low of 55.  W 5-10 mph

Thursday:  Mostly sunny and warmer.  High of 85.  SW 5-15 mph

Thursday Night:  Mostly clear.  Low of 60.  S 5-10 mph

Friday:  Mostly sunny and warm.  High of 86.  SW 5-15 mph

Saturday:  Partly cloudy, chance of rain late in the day mainly NW of DFW.  Morning low of 64.  High of 82.  S 10-20 mph

Sunday:  Mostly cloudy, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.  Morning low of 58.  High of 73.  N 5-15 mph