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6 Ways To Stay Informed When Bad Weather Hits North Texas

Dec 19, 2017

In North Texas, we can bet on dozens of clear and sunny days every year. But the powers that be like to throw us for a loop every once in a while with strange or even severe weather.

When that happens, use the following handful of online resources to check the local weather conditions, traffic delays and power outages.

National Weather Service radar and forecasts

The National Weather Service’s radar for North Texas is available online. Forecasts, severe weather alerts, current conditions and more are available on the weather service’s website, Facebook and Twitter.

The radar from Dec. 19, 2017.
Credit National Weather Service in Fort Worth

TxDOT road conditions

The Texas Department of Transportation has an online portal to check current highway conditions. Or you can use the department’s statewide map to monitor traffic, road closures or construction.

Oncor power outages map

Check power outages in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with Oncor’s interactive map, which estimates how many people are affected and how long it will take to restore power. You can also report an outage on the map.

Texas flood conditions

Monitor flood conditions in Dallas-Fort Worth, especially near White Rock Lake, the Trinity River and other bodies of water with this map powered by U.S. Geological Survey data.

Google crisis map

In case of severe weather, check Google’s crisis map for weather-related watches and warnings, traffic conditions and more.

North Texas weather on Twitter

Follow local outlets and meteorologists on this Twitter list for quick details from affected areas. 

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