Texas Storm Chasers http://www.texasstormchasers.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:57:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Weather Roundup – Tuesday July 29th http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/29/weather-roundup-tuesday-july-29th/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/29/weather-roundup-tuesday-july-29th/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:57:57 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30823 Good morning and happy Tuesday!  Yesterday’s cool front has stalled out across central Texas, but its western edge is expected to begin lifting north today which will reorient the front in a more northwest to southeast fashion across the state mainly west of I-35.  Chances of rain today will reside along this frontal boundary as it shifts around, with the best chances mainly south and southwest of the DFW metro area and then swinging up into the panhandle region.  This highest amounts of rain today are expected across the northern and northeastern portions of the panhandle.  A few of the storms that develop could become severe with gusty winds, lightning and hail being the main threats. Flash Flood Watches are also in place for the northern panhandle counties and up into the OK panhandle as well.

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4pm TTU WRF

 

Temperatures today will be largely influenced by the cool front and residual cloud cover expected today.  Further south ahead of the front, the dog days of summer still have a stranglehold over the region with temps into the low 100′s expected across much of south Texas.  No Heat Advisories are in place over this region; however head index temperatures are expected to range from between 105 and 109 by later this afternoon.  We’ll keep an eye on the radar this afternoon and provide updates as necessary.  Stay cool!!

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Navarro County http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/28/severe-thunderstorm-warning-for-navarro-county/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/28/severe-thunderstorm-warning-for-navarro-county/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:52:51 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30820 A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is now in effect for Navarro County until 4:30 PM. A severe thunderstorm is located near Barry or between Blooming Grove and Corsicana. This storm is slowly moving south at 5 MPH and is currently producing nickel to quarter size hail. As it collapses within the next 25 minutes it will likely produce localized damaging wind gusts over 60 MPH.

Tops of the severe thunderstorm

Tops of the severe thunderstorm

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
347 PM CDT MON JUL 28 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CENTRAL NAVARRO COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 430 PM CDT

* AT 347 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR
BARRY…MOVING SOUTH AT 5 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
CORSICANA AROUND 400 PM…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO A STURDY SHELTER UNTIL THE STORM HAS
PASSED.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE…SEEK SHELTER IN A STRONG BUILDING AND
STAY INSIDE…AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

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Weather Roundup – Monday July 28th http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/28/weather-roundup-monday-july-28th/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/28/weather-roundup-monday-july-28th/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:43:31 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30808 Yesterday’s cool front is slowly working its way south this morning across north Texas.  We’re expecting a few scattered showers and thunderstorms as it moves through the DFW metro and south towards I-20, but the best chances for seeing precip will be this afternoon along and behind the front as it settles in across central and west central Texas.  Rainfall amounts outside of what’s already fallen across the northern panhandle will not be all that significant.  We will have to wait until mid to late week with the arrival of a second, stronger, cold front before the rain machine really kicks into gear.

LUB this afternoon

TTU WRF this afternoon 4pm

 

Highs today, slightly cooler and more pleasant behind the front.  It’s a pretty lame front, so it won’t make all the much difference in temps today or tomorrow.  What we’ll mostly see if drier air moving into the northern portions of the state, which of course means less of that muggy feeling.  This front will actually begin to lift north again by tomorrow evening bringing warmer temps back once again for Wednesday across northern Texas.

Highs Lows

The second, stronger, cold front will begin arriving Wednesday across the panhandle, then working its way south across northern and central Texas on Thursday.  By Friday, the front will be dipping down into the south central zones and stalling out.  This will bring the rain chances further south as well as we head into the latter part of the week and into the weekend.  So…just to set expectations…this is a week-long event with some rain chances most every day which will be pushing south with the front.  Not everyone will receive a bunch of rain, but a majority of the state will get at least something from this week’s systems, so just hang tight!  Here’s a look at the currently forecasted accumulation through early next Monday.

EWX Thurs-Sat

thru 1am Monday

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Another “Rare July Cold Front” Moving Through! http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/27/another-rare-july-cold-front-moving-through/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/27/another-rare-july-cold-front-moving-through/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:33:26 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30798 Good evening everyone!  Sorry about the lack of updates today, but I had to work all day and David was also out of pocket, so time to get back on track!  OK…first up…the greatly-anticipated Rare July Cold Front is currently positioned in east/west fashion from across the southern panhandle to just north of the Red River.  This front will continue to slowly drift south over the next 24 hours, eventually ending up across central Texas by tomorrow evening.  This is front #1 expected this week, and it’s rather lame, so don’t expect too much of a drastic drop in temps just yet.  It won’t be until later in the week, Wednesday through Thursday, that another slightly stronger front will arrive pushing further south into the state with cooler temps.

FWD Front position

Behind the front across the panhandle, widespread rain is expected to develop after midnight and into early tomorrow morning, with additional scattered shower and thunderstorm development possible across north Texas as the front slides south tomorrow morning and into the early afternoon hours.  By mid-afternoon and evening, more widespread showers and storms are possible along and south of I-20 into southern north Texas and central Texas.  Widespread severe weather is not expected, but a few storms could become strong with high winds and lightning as the main threats.

LUB tonight tomorrow

Euro Monday Evening

The rainfall accumulation expected through tomorrow is not all that much.  The better chances for heavier rain will come Wednesday through Friday starting with the panhandle on Wednesday/Wednesday night, northern Texas Thursday, then further south by Friday as the 2nd cold front arrives and tracks south through a good 2/3rds of the state.  That’s just a broad generalization of the timing, so stay tuned for more specifics on that as this event unfolds.

Rainfall through 10pm Monday

Highs tomorrow will be quite pleasant for the northern panhandle, but still in the upper 80′s to low 90′s (dependent somewhat on residual cloud cover) tomorrow across northern Texas.  Definitely not sweater weather, but anything less than 100 degrees is a good thing at the end of July in Texas!  South of the front, hot once again with upper 90′s and low 100′s expected once again.  It’s expected that Heat Index readings will remain high and in the 105 to 110 degree range for the central coastal region including Corpus Christi and its surrounding counties.  The Big Bend region will remain under Heat Advisory as well with highs around 105 expected.  That’s it for this evening’s update!  We’ll have more tomorrow and throughout this week as we enjoy our second rare July cold front!

Highs Monday

 

 

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Weather Roundup – Saturday July 26th http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/26/weather-roundup-saturday-july-26th/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/26/weather-roundup-saturday-july-26th/#comments Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:52:07 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30786 Good morning and happy Saturday! Hot again today with Heat Advisories in place over several locations in the panhandle, northwest Texas, Big Bend region and for coastal areas in and around Corpus Christi.  Rain chances will be slim today, but best location for seeing any sort of storm or shower development will be along the seabreeze front as it moves inland from the coast, and up across the northwest panhandle from storms expected to develop once again across northeastern NM and southeastern CO.  Overall though…very dry and hot conditions for a majority of the state today and well into tomorrow.  But, some relief is on the way this week!

Heat Advisories for Today

Highs

Lows tonight

 

The first of two cold fronts will approach the state tonight, affecting the panhandle region first, then drifting south towards the Red River on Sunday.  This will bring cooler temps and a chance for rain Sunday into Monday for the panhandle.  Temps today at or just over 100 are expected to be a good 10 degrees cooler across this area tomorrow, and another 5 to 10 degrees cooler by Monday!  This front is not expected to make it much further south than the Red River during the day on Sunday, but is expected to push south across the Red River and into north Texas overnight Sunday into Monday.  This will bring chance for rain across the northern portion of the state, mainly along and south of the I-20 corridor for Monday afternoon.

LUB this weekend FWD Monday Cool Front&Rain

 

Just to set the expectations for next week….we will get cooler weather and some rain…but it’s still summer, so don’t expect anything too drastic with regard to the temps. The most palpable benefit will be from drier surface air over the region once the first front arrives and settles across central Texas during the week.  Rain chances will be around, but not nearly as widespread for the beginning of the week as we had with our last frontal system.  Best chances for a more significant cool down (relatively speaking) and more widespread chances for rain arrive by later in the week as the second cold front drops down out of the plains around Thursday.  I don’t want to get too far into that forecast as things can certainly change, but that’s the expected pattern…so far.  Since rain is always the first and foremost thing we want to know about…here is how the rainfall accumulations are shaping up for next week.  Stay tuned as this forecast could easily change depending upon timing of our fronts this week and where they stall out across the state.

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Thank God Its Friday! Your Weather Roundup for July 25 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/25/thank-god-its-friday-your-weather-roundup-for-july-25/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/25/thank-god-its-friday-your-weather-roundup-for-july-25/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:56:32 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30778 2014-07-25_3-13-58

As another work week closes out and we enter the favorite part of the week we continue to deal with those pesky summer temperatures across Texas. Graphic #1 is an upper air chart from this past evening compiled using weather balloon data. We’re in the typical summer pattern where the jetstream is across the Northern Plains with a strong high pressure noted across New Mexico into West Texas. A dip in the jetstream (known as a trough) is noted across the eastern United States which will shift west next week resulting in a major pattern change and another unseasonably strong cold front. With some cooler weather expected we just have to get through this weekend’s usual summer hot!

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This afternoon will be the warmest day so far this week with high temperatures topping out in the 90s with a few spots hitting the century mark. The big news will be the heat index values which will be several degrees higher than the actual air temperature thanks to all that rich moisture in place across Texas. This will be most prevalent from Highway 281 east into the Piney Woods of East Texas. Regardless of where you are its going to be the usual summer hot that Texans get to deal with in July. I won’t go all crazy and start giving out heat tips since I’m assuming anyone taking the time to read this actually has enough intelligence to drink plenty of water, take frequent breaks if working outdoors, and not to overdo it. I do encourage you to check up on your elderly neighbors to make sure their air conditioning is doing well and that they’ve been taking good care of themselves with the heat this week. Some heat index values could approach 105 degrees in the most humid airmass this afternoon.

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Rain chances are virtually zero today across much of Texas with the exception of our coast and Deep South Texas where a couple of isolated showers and thunderstorms may bubble up during the afternoon heat and interaction with the sea-breeze. Those few who end up under one of these seabreeze showers could get a cool-off this afternoon. Overall rain chances for the aforementioned areas is less than 20 percent. Otherwise it’s going to be a dry one across Texas today. Even with the rain last week most vegetation has dried out this week with the hot temperatures and the number of grass fires has been increasing. Please be mindful when working outdoors with open fire or machinery.

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Temperatures won’t do too much falling tonight but could always be warmer. For the most part we’ll see temperatures fall into the 70s tonight with the urban areas staying in the upper 70s. Any showers that manage to develop this afternoon will quickly die off by sunset with a dry night in store across Texas. Considering the major cold snap last week and another cold snap expected next week I think we can all manage to cope with these summer temperatures. Enjoy your Friday Night and the start to another weekend in the great state of Texas!

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I’ll leave you with this piece of good news regarding next week. This is the chance of below average temperatures for next week from the Climate Prediction Center. Do you see that dark purple? I’ve actually never seen that in summertime before. Along with the unseasonably cold weather will be an increased chance of widespread rains! More on that as we get through the weekend but this sure beats the typical summer heat!

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Weather Roundup for Friday, July 25th http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/24/weather-roundup-for-friday-july-25th/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/24/weather-roundup-for-friday-july-25th/#comments Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:52:41 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30769 Doing this a day early since I have a work commitment early tomorrow.  The radar this afternoon has been relatively calm except for a few storms earlier southwest of Houston, and some developing storms south and west of Austin/San Antonio that are moving west towards the Rio Grande and Big Bend region.  Tomorrow looks to be a bit drier than today with the ridge of high pressure continuing to strengthen over the region.  This will leave us with virtually no chances for rain across the central and northern portions of the state, and only slight chances further south for the coastal areas.  Thanks to Wednesday evening’s convection and residual outflow boundaries, the air across north central Texas was able to dry out and cool down just a bit today.  Thus, the Head Advisory has been lifted for the Dallas and Ft. Worth areas, but remains intact for far northwest Texas counties towards Wichita Falls, Iowa Park and Vernon through Friday. Here’s a look at the lows expected by tomorrow morning, plus tomorrow’s forecasted highs.

Lows Tonight

Highs Friday

Continued hot and mostly dry conditions into Saturday as well.  Coastal areas could see a repeat of today’s early morning to mid-afternoon showers and storms along the seabreeze front…and far southwest Texas could see a repeat of some showers late tomorrow afternoon into the early evening hours similar to today.  A weak cold front will slide south out of Kansas towards the OK/TX panhandle tomorrow evening.  This could lead to a chance for one or two isolated thunderstorms to develop across the northern panhandle.  Other than that, not much else too exciting for Friday into early Saturday…we have to wait until next week for the excitement!

FWD Hot and Dry Weekend

If you didn’t catch David’s article on the current drought conditions and yet another unseasonably strong cold front arriving next week, be sure to read it!  http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/24/summer-rains-improve-drought-conditions/  More details to come as we get further into the weekend!

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Summer Rains Improve Drought Conditions http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/24/summer-rains-improve-drought-conditions/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/24/summer-rains-improve-drought-conditions/#comments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:05:32 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30764 2014-07-24_13-53-47

The new weekly drought monitor was released earlier today and includes data from last week’s widespread rain event across Texas. You can really tell the difference as all drought categories saw a reduction and nearly a fifth of the state is now completely out of drought conditions. Nearly all of Southeast Texas is now considered free of drought conditions with Southwest Texas also showing marked improvement over the past couple of weeks. The worst drought conditions remain across Northwest Texas and the Texas Panhandle but even these areas have seen some improvement. Instead of the entire region being in the exceptional drought category we’re seeing some locations in less severe designations. The drought is not over and serious conditions remain across many locations, but we’re heading in the right direction. Here is the analysis from the National Drought Mitigation Center to go along with the new monitor.

Widespread moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms, plus unseasonably cool air, highlighted a very beneficial and welcome weather week for much of the region. Southeastward tracking thunderstorms dropped swaths of ample rain (>2 inches) on southwestern Kansas, central and southeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Arkansas, eastern Texas, and most of Louisiana. Additional heavy rains fell on southeastern Colorado, the Texas Panhandle, along the Red River Valley, and on central and southwestern Texas. Even after a dry 7-day period in much of Texas last week, 60-day precipitation is generally at or above normal in most of the state, along with Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, and eastern Colorado. The issue, however, is to balance the short-term wetness with the long-term (multi-year) drought which has impacted hydrological interests. Taking this into consideration, 1-category improvements were made in most areas where this week’s rainfall exceeded 2 inches. A 2-category improvement (D1 to nothing) was made in extreme southeastern Texas (Jefferson County) were 8-10 inches fell. A few areas were slightly degraded as the rains missed the extreme southern Texas coast and parts of the west Texas. The July 20 NASS/USDA state summaries mentioned that pastures were greening up across much of Texas and Oklahoma with the recent rains and lower temperatures, and most crops benefited from the moisture and lack of excessive heat. 28-day average USGS stream flows were spotty in Texas, but most sites in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas were in the normal (25-75th percentile) category, including several stations in northern Texas in the above to much-above normal categories.

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While the weather this week has been the usual summer hot we’re expecting another significant pattern change next week. The result will be another unseasonably strong cold front with below average temperatures and the chance for more rain. We’ll talk more about next week’s setup in a later blog post but it’s good to see another chance for beneficial rain and fall-like weather. The Climate Prediction Center is giving a very strong indication of below average temperatures by next week so there’s something to look forward to!

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Another Large Severe Thunderstorm Warning for East Texas http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/23/another-large-severe-thunderstorm-warning-for-east-texas/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/23/another-large-severe-thunderstorm-warning-for-east-texas/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:43:06 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30761 The line of severe thunderstorms continues to move south/southwest at 40 MPH and has now resulted in another large severe thunderstorm warning. Camp, Cass, Franklin, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Smith, Titus, Upshur, and Wood Counties in Northeast/East Texas are all under a severe thunderstorm warning until 7:30 PM. The line of storms has a history of producing wind gusts up to 65 MPH and wind damage. Be ready to move to a suitable shelter as this storm approaches. Lightning is also occuring and those outdoors at camps or at functions should also move indoors well in advance of the storms.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
635 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CAMP COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…PITTSBURG…LEESBURG…
CASS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ATLANTA…
FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
GREGG COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…WHITE OAK…LONGVIEW…KILGORE…
GLADEWATER…
HARRISON COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MARSHALL…
MARION COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
MORRIS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
SMITH COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF TYLER…
SOUTHERN TITUS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MOUNT PLEASANT…
UPSHUR COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF GILMER…
WOOD COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…WINNSBORO…MINEOLA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 635 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
FROM 11 MILES WEST OF PURLEY TO 7 MILES WEST OF CEDAR SPRINGS TO
MCLEOD…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 10 MILES EAST OF SULPHUR
SPRINGS TO 11 MILES NORTHEAST OF GILMER TO 14 MILES SOUTH OF
ATLANTA…AND MOVING SOUTH AT 40 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
LODI…ORE CITY…SMITHLAND…BEREA…JEFFERSON…PLEASANT GROVE…
DIANA…ROSEWOOD…HARLETON…WOODLAWN…WEST MOUNTAIN…KARNACK…
EAST MOUNTAIN…QUITMAN…CLARKSVILLE CITY…HAINESVILLE…BIG
SANDY…HAWKINS…GOLDEN…HALLSVILLE…LIBERTY CITY…WASKOM…
HOARD AND LINDALE…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THESE ARE DANGEROUS STORMS. IF YOU ARE IN THEIR PATH…PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…PREFERABLY
INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

THESE STORMS HAVE A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE
ACROSS RED RIVER…CASS…AND BOWIE COUNTIES. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND
STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 12 AM for East Texas http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/23/severe-thunderstorm-watch-until-12-am-for-east-texas/ http://www.texasstormchasers.com/2014/07/23/severe-thunderstorm-watch-until-12-am-for-east-texas/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:37:34 +0000 http://www.texasstormchasers.com/?p=30758 A new severe thunderstorm watch has been issued to cover parts of East Texas and locations east of the D/FW Metroplex until 12 AM. This does include Corsicana, Buffalo, Crockett, Jacksonville, Henderson, Carthage, and Center. A line of severe thunderstorms across Northeast Texas continues to move south/southwest at 35 to 40 MPH. These storms will likely continue for a few more hours before weakening later this evening. Wind gusts up to 70 MPH are probable with the strongest storms. Lightning is inherent to thunderstorms so please move indoors or to a suitable shelter if thunderstorms approach your location. This is noteworthy to those who might be out camping or at an outdoor event.

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. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANDERSON CHEROKEE FREESTONE
HENDERSON HOUSTON KAUFMAN
LEON LIMESTONE NACOGDOCHES
NAVARRO PANOLA ROCKWALL
RUSK SHELBY VAN ZANDT

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 436
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
630 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
EXTREME SOUTH-CENTRAL ARKANSAS
NORTHERN LOUISIANA
EAST TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT FROM 630 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF CORSICANA TEXAS TO 75 MILES NORTHEAST OF NATCHITOCHES
LOUISIANA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

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