Posts Tagged ‘Norman’
05/23/2013 Tornado Threat in Northwest Texas
- Published on Thursday, 23 May 2013 08:31
- David Drummond
- 22 Comments
MODERATE RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER in Northwest Texas today!
Just a quick forecast as I’ve stayed overnight in Norman, OK and need to hit the road for the Texas Panhandle shortly. The above graphic is the Storm Prediction Center graphic for tornado potential today in Northwest Texas. A boundary will set up in an area favorable for supercell development somewhere likely in the yellow 10% tornado area. We are confident in severe storms in northwest Texas, particularly in that area, but the exact location will highly depend on exactly where that boundary will end up, and the confidence is lower in where that will happen. Any storm on or near the boundary late afternoon through early evening will have an enhanced chance to produce tornadoes. My current thinking it will be in roughly the Hwy 287 corridor, perhaps north or south of it by 50 miles.
In addition, any storms in the Panhandle today will be potentially capable of producing very large hail, perhaps baseball size or larger. The SPC map below indicates the area with the greatest hail threat. Again, storms on or near that boundary, will certainly be enhanced, and will be the greatest threat for very large and damaging hail.
Additionally, there is also some concern for flash flooding as these storms will be moving rather slowly early on and by late evening should be evolving into large thunderstorm clusters. I guess on the good side, lots of folks could see lots of rain.
It’s that time of year folks, and it’s climatologically the peak of tornado season in Northwest Texas. Stay tuned to your weather information sources and have those weather radios on if you live in Northwest Texas today.
Increasing Concern – SHAWNEE OK AREA
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:37
- Jenny Brown
- 51 Comments
Concern is increasing for folks in the path of the LARGE AND DANGEROUS WEDGE TORNADO east of Norman. This storm is approaching SHAWNEE OK…specifically the SHAWNEE MALL. If you have any friends or family in that area, they need to SEEK SHELTER UNDERGROUND, OR GET OUT OF ITS PATH, IMMEDIATELY. There is no safe place above ground with a storm of this magnitude. Local OKC tv station KFOR has live coverage at: http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/
Confirmed Large Tornado – East of Norman, OK
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:23
- Jenny Brown
- 42 Comments
Storm spotters have confirmed a very large WEDGE TORNADO on the ground east of Norman, OK. This is near Stella, OK and moving east at 35mph…possibly 2 miles south of the Shawnee Reservoir. Very hard to see as this storm is rain wrapped and in the trees. If you have friends or family in areas that could potentially be affected by this dangerous storm, please reach out to them and have them seek shelter NOW.
TORNADO WARNING – Norman, OK
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 17:54
- Conley Isom
- 7 Comments
Dangerous storm passing through Norman, OK with reports of a large wall cloud. This storm could produce a tornado at anytime as it moves east, passing very close to the radar site in Oklahoma City. If you have friends or family in this area, tell them to seek shelter now!
Below is an image from our own Paige who captured the tornado in Edmond earlier. This tornado did cause damage north of Oklahoma City.
Winter Weather Advisory for locations North/West of D/FW Tonight
- Published on Thursday, 27 December 2012 21:09
- David Reimer
- 0 Comments
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Winter Weather Advisory due to the potential for light freezing rain tonight. This advisory does not include the D/FW Metroplex, but areas north and west of the cities. Freezing fog and light freezing rain will likely deposit a thin layer of ice on all surfaces tonight, including roads. Travel will become difficult and dangerous by tomorrow morning in some areas. Since this will be a thin layer of ice verses snow, the travel impacts could be more substantial.
This advisory will likely be extended further northwest by the NWS in Norman to include Wichita Falls in a while. We’ll post an update when that occurs.
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX 904 PM CST THU DEC 27 2012 TXZ091>093-100>102-115-116-129-281115- /O.NEW.KFWD.WW.Y.0003.121228T1000Z-121228T1800Z/ MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO- EASTLAND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOWIE...NOCONA...GAINESVILLE... SHERMAN...DENISON...GRAHAM...OLNEY...JACKSBORO...DECATUR... BRIDGEPORT...BRECKENRIDGE...MINERAL WELLS...CISCO...EASTLAND... RANGER...GORMAN 904 PM CST THU DEC 27 2012 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO NOON CST FRIDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO NOON CST FRIDAY. * TIMING...DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OVER THE ADVISORY AREA WITH ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES AFTER MIDNIGHT. AFTER 4 AM A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE ADVISORY AREA...BRINGING SURFACE TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING. DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WHILE TEMPERATURES SLOWLY DROP THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING RESULTING IN FREEZING DRIZZLE. FREEZING DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING. * MAIN IMPACT...FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL LEAVE A LIGHT GLAZE OF ICE...PRIMARILY ON ELEVATED SURFACES AND ROADWAYS...SUCH AS BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. THIS LIGHT GLAZE OF ICE WILL MAKE FOR VERY DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. * OTHER IMPACTS...DRIZZLE AND FREEZING DRIZZLE MAY REDUCE VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES THROUGH LATE FRIDAY MORNING. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF WINTER PRECIPITATION MAY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR ICY SPOTS ON ELEVATED ROADWAYS AND PLAN ON SOME TRAVEL DELAYS.