- Published on Thursday, 23 May 2013 13:58
- David Reimer
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A Tornado Warning has been issued for eastern Floyd and western Motley counties until 2:15 PM. A landspout tornado was reported a few moments ago near Cedar Hill, TX (Not the one in Dallas). This storm has rapidly intensified over the past 20 minutes and is riding along a boundary, hence a heightened tornado potential. Fortunately this storm is moving very slowly and drifting to the southeast. It is currently halfway between Highways 207 & 70 and 7 miles north of Highway 62. Those in Cedar Hill should keep an eye out just in case the circulation pushes northwest towards town.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
153 PM CDT THU MAY 23 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LUBBOCK HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
EASTERN FLOYD COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TEXAS.
WESTERN MOTLEY COUNTY IN NORTHWEST TEXAS.
* UNTIL 215 PM CDT
* AT 150 PM CDT…TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A FUNNEL CLOUD
ABOUT 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF FLOYDADA…MOVING TO THE
EAST-NORTHEAST AT 5 MPH.
* SOME LOCATIONS NEAR THE PATH OF THIS STORM INCLUDE FLOMOT AND CEDAR
- Published on Thursday, 23 May 2013 13:47
- David Reimer
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A Tornado Watch has been issued for the Texas Panhandle and West Texas until 10 PM. This watch does include Amarillo and Lubbock, plus Dumas, Childress, Big Spring, Abilene and Vernon. Very large hail larger than baseballs will be the primary threat with any supercell storm. A few tornadoes and damaging wind gusts over 70 MPH are not out of the question. Our first storm of the day has just formed northeast of Floydada and is quickly intensifying. Additional storms will likely begin forming over the next hour.
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
* EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 140 PM UNTIL
1000 PM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
NUMEROUS LARGE HAIL EVENTS LIKELY WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL
EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
BORGER TEXAS TO 90 MILES WEST OF ABILENE TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE
DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND 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.
TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
ANDREWS ARMSTRONG BAILEY
BAYLOR BORDEN BRISCOE
CALLAHAN CARSON CASTRO
CHILDRESS COCHRAN COLLINGSWORTH
COTTLE CROSBY DAWSON
DEAF SMITH DICKENS DONLEY
FISHER FLOYD FOARD
GAINES GARZA GRAY
HALE HALL HARDEMAN
HARTLEY HASKELL HEMPHILL
HOCKLEY HOWARD HUTCHINSON
JONES KENT KING
KNOX LAMB LUBBOCK
LYNN MARTIN MITCHELL
MOORE MOTLEY NOLAN
OLDHAM PARMER POTTER
RANDALL ROBERTS SCURRY
SHACKELFORD STONEWALL SWISHER
TAYLOR TERRY THROCKMORTON
WHEELER WILBARGER YOAKUM
- Published on Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:53
- Conley Isom
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Today, NOAA released their annual prediction for the upcoming hurricane season. As expected, it calls for an active year. Here are the numbers:
13-20 named systems
3-6 major hurricanes, category 3 or higher
I like to say anytime we are dealing with severe weather and hurricanes, it only takes one storm! S don’t focus on the exact number, just expect an active year. Note: This forecast does not predict how many will make landfall, just total number.
Something new for this year is a reduced size of the forecast cone. The idea behind this is to reduce the number of false alarms along the coast. Hurricanes are very difficult to forecast so be ready early and be prepared! Hurricane Ike and Tropical Storm Hermine were the last two systems to effect Texas. We are overdue!
Click here for the full release from NOAA.
Next week is Hurricane Awareness Week and we will have lots of information then.