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.
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.
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.
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.
In case of severe weather, check Google’s crisis map for weather-related watches and warnings, traffic conditions and more.
Follow local outlets and meteorologists on this Twitter list for quick details from affected areas.