Posts Tagged ‘Oklahoma’
Evening Update – Turning Quiet
- Published on Saturday, 18 May 2013 21:34
- Conley Isom
- 5 Comments
The dry line was much quieter today, partly due to the stronger CAP and the fact the dry line did not punch east like Friday. The last storm of the evening that moved through Seymour, TX, has not dissipated and may actually put down some strong winds as it collapses. That storm did produce 1 to 2 inch hail from Weinert to Goree. Our chaser Jenny was on the storm so be looking for her photos tonight or tomorrow morning.
Sunday is another day and parts of Oklahoma will be under the gun again for tornadic storms. Here in Texas, we will be watching the dry line again to see if we can fire a storm or two. There will still be lots of energy to work with so large hail would be likely. By Monday and Tuesday, it will be come much more active across north Texas and the Red River so be ready!
Photo from our Facebook page, courtesy of Shove Johnson.
Eastern Texas Panhandle – Severe T’Storm Warning
- Published on Saturday, 18 May 2013 17:48
- Conley Isom
- 11 Comments
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Hall County in the eastern Panhandle until 6:15 PM. This storm is west of Childress, moving northeast and will enter Oklahoma soon. Large hail up to golf ball size and gusty winds up to 60 mph are the main threats. On its current path, it will cross HWY 287 near Estelline.
Afternoon Update on Severe Weather
- Published on Saturday, 18 May 2013 14:46
- Conley Isom
- 6 Comments
A severe watch is likely for northwest Texas. As you can see from the graphic above, storms will soon develop in the red bubble. This includes areas from Abilene north to Wichita Falls, then into western Oklahoma and Kansas. Considering how energy is in the atmosphere, very large hail and isolated tornadoes will be possible. Still believe in Texas, storms will isolated.
David, Paige, and David Drummond are in southwest Kansas and will chasing the high end tornado threat. Jenny is in northwest Texas, playing the dry line. We will have updates from the team through the evening.
Severe Risk for Saturday
- Published on Saturday, 18 May 2013 08:31
- Conley Isom
- 24 Comments
Today is going to be a busy day in Tornado Alley! A moderate risk for severe weather exists from Oklahoma into Kansas. We have several TSC members chasing in this area of the country so be looking for their reports. As for Texas, we have another risk for storms along the dry line in the same area as yesterday. This includes Abilene, Brownwood, Mineral Wells, and Wichita Falls. Temperatures will warm into the 90s and triple digits, helping to ignite isolated storms, which will quickly turn severe. Timing will be from 3 PM thru 10 PM. The main threat will be extremely large hail, up to baseball size! However, like the storm Friday, an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Below is an image of the CAPE values forecasted by one computer model. Values over 4000 is very unstable and the reason why storms will quickly turn severe. I want to point out that these values are maxed out in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Since the storms will be isolated, most of us will miss out. If you have outdoor plans, just keep an eye to the sky and we will alert everyone when storms develop. You can also download our severe weather alert app, MyWARN.
Also, we want to say thank you for sending us your pictures and videos! Reminder you can post them on our Facebook or Twitter pages, or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mother’s Day Forecast
- Published on Sunday, 12 May 2013 09:42
- Jenny Brown
- 1 Comment
Good morning, happy Sunday and most of all…Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there! Overall, we have a nice day in store for most of the state. The only areas of concern today…and minimal concern at that…are deep south Texas and a small section of the panhandle.
South Texas – Showers are expected to continue on and off today with more vigorous development possible during peak heating later today. Overall, storms should not become too severe, but some thunder, lightning and smallish hail are possible. Whatever rain falls is certainly a welcome relief to drought-stricken parts of southern Texas!
Panhandle – Storm development is questionable along a weak frontal boundary this afternoon and evening, but enough to mention. Large hail is a possibility with any of the stronger cells that manage to develop, although it appears this threat will mainly exist in western Oklahoma. Still…be on the lookout if you’ve got outdoor plans later this afternoon and evening.
For everyone else…nice and pleasant with mild temps and relatively low humidity values for this time of year! Enjoy your day!
Storm Prediction Center’s Hail Risk for Today…
Here is a peek at the current south plains radar as of 9:40am.
Current visible satellite loop…
Here’s a look at the forecasted highs for today…
Forecasted Lows for tonight…