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Our second severe weather season is here...Fall. Our second severe weather season is here...Fall.

Fall has arrived with a bit of a cool down at least at night.  The afternoons are still too hot.  Autumn also ushers in our second severe weather season.  During this time, the ArkLaTex can have tornadoes, hail, gusty winds and torrential rains.  Sometimes these may occur all the way into December.

The reason for the late year weather fireworks is that the jet stream returns to our area.  The energy from this fast moving river of wind brings severe storms by inducing instability, wind shear, dynamical lift, moisture and surface boundaries to set the storminess into motion.

Some of our worst fall storms include the 1978 Bossier City tornado and the October 29th, 2009 severe storm outbreak.

For more, check out this ArkLaTex In-Depth report. 

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