Weather Not A Big Concern For Runners Heading To Cowtown For The Fort Worth Marathon – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Good news if you head to Fort Worth on the weekend of November 7th. The weather wants to work together for this year’s Fort Worth Marathon.
However, there are some problems. It will be very humid at the start of the race, the relative humidity will actually be in the region of 90% at 7am. And there will be some wind, a rarity for a morning at this time of year.
The good news: it appears that the VERY Cold Days series will end on November 8th. Looking back over the past ten years, the LAST FIVE have had highs well below normal, including the past three years with highs only in the 1950s.
The typical high for this date is a comfortable 70 degrees with an average low of 49 °.
However, the records show why November is considered a “transition month”. Getting cold the first few days of winter is common. The climatology for this time of year also shows that the cold rarely lasts longer than a few days. The record high for this date is 88 °, a temperature more typical of the early September days. The record low is 26 degrees.
Rain is not uncommon in these areas in November. Our weather records go back 122 years and that day rain was reported 36 times. This suggests a 30% chance of rain every November 8th in Fort Worth.
But like I said above, the weather looks great. A little airy for you runners, but great. Throughout the week, including the weekend, we expect above-average highs and lows:
For race day on Sunday, expect a breeze from the south, the winds will rise to 15-20 mph by about 11 a.m. The temperatures at start time are expected to be in the upper 50s and well above normal. Around 11 o’clock it is almost 70 °.
The forecast is warm, airy and dry. The way the track is laid out, you have to fight the wind in the first half of the race. In the second half of the race you have to have him behind you most of the time when the wind comes up. Dress for warm conditions, especially considering the season. Like I said, it will be damp. The dew points will be in the upper 50s, a bit high for this time of year.