- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 12:42
- Conley Isom
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SPC has issued a mesoscale discussion about the chance for severe weather this afternoon from northwest Texas into Oklahoma. A tornado watch has a 95% chance of being issued soon and we will post it then. It will likely cover areas near Wichita Falls to Sherman, but may not include the DFW area. Tornadoes, baseball size hail, and damaging winds are possible this afternoon. More updates soon!
- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 09:48
- Conley Isom
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It was an active day in Tornado Alley yesterday, with heart breaking images of the destruction coming out of towns near Oklahoma City. Unfortunately, the eastern parts of Oklahoma are gong to be under the gun again today with a moderate risk for severe weather. Here in Texas, we missed out on Sunday but have a feeling we won’t today and Tuesday. From the image above, you can see the moderate risk stretches a touch farther south to include parts of the Red River. Some towns in the moderate risk include Wichita Falls, Jacksboro, Denton, Gainesville, and Sherman. Then we have a slight risk for DFW, southwest to Brownwood.
Timing will be from 3-10 this afternoon. Severe threats include tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds. The image below shows the CAPE values this afternoon, climbing well over 3000. As we talked about in previous posts, this means there is a lot of energy in the atmosphere for severe weather. Also means we could see hail as big as baseball size or larger.
Here is one model showing isolated storms in Texas but bigger storms in Oklahoma. Remember this is just one models but gives you an idea on what the radar could look like later today.
So if you live in northwest, north central, or west central Texas, you need to stay up to date on the weather this afternoon. A weather radio is a great device to have on hand. You can also click here to download our weather alerts app for your smartphone. Never depend on outdoor sirens! Of course, we will be here covering the storms so stay tuned for updates.
- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 07:39
- Jenny Brown
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Good morning and happy Monday! Well…as happy as a Monday can be for us working folks. LOL! HOT, windy and humid conditions will prevail across the central and eastern regions where temps will easily reach the upper 90′s today with lots of humidity. HOT, dry and windy conditions will prevail behind the dryline and across the western and Rio Grande regions where temps will flirt with the 100′s. Chances for storms this afternoon and evening across northwest and north central Texas. Conley will have a detailed update out shortly once the latest Storm Prediction Center guidance is available. Have a great day everyone!
Here’s a look at today’s forecasted highs….
Here’s tonight’s forecasted lows….