Posts Tagged ‘texas panhandle’
Severe Weather Risk Added for Eastern Tx. Panhandle
- Published on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:24
- David Reimer
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The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk of severe weather for the late afternoon and early evening hours. This severe weather risk encompasses the eastern Texas Panhandle portions of the Oklahoma Panhandle, and a sliver of West Kansas up to Interstate 70. In Texas, The risk runs from Spearman, Borger, and Panhandle eastward into Oklahoma. We haven’t talked much about a severe weather risk today because moisture will be lacking big time. However, it looks like there could be just enough moisture in the high elevations of the eastern Panhandle to support a marginal severe weather risk. We don’t think there will be any tornado threat, but a couple of supercells later this afternoon could produce large hail and strong, damaging winds. They should weaken and dissipate not long after sunset.
Evening Update: Cold Front Diving South
- Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 19:37
- Conley Isom
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Cold front has cleared through the Texas Panhandle and continues accelerating south into the state. Temperatures are in the 40s in Amarillo and in the 80s ahead of the front. When the cold front moves thru your community, expect a 10-20 degree drop in temperatures in about 30 minutes. At its current pace, the cold front should arrive to the I-35 corridor by midnight, then push into south Texas and to the coast by early tomorrow morning.
We are currently tracking storms along the front some which are severe. The main threats will be large hail and gusty winds. The atmosphere is not right for tornadoes. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect for the Big Country and Hill Country until midnight. Stay tuned for updates on the storms thru the evening.
05/01/2013 SNOW…yes SNOW…Coming to the Texas Panhandle to kick off May 2013
- Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 11:20
- David Drummond
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Graphic courtesy of National Weather Service Amarillo
As unbelievable as it sounds, after the record breaking heat we had yesterday, today we have to talk about freezing weather and snow possibilities here on May 1st in the Texas Panhandle, courtesy of a strong cold front that originated in Western Canada.
The graphic above depicts the hazards expected for the Panhandle/Amarillo area overnight tonight. A hard freeze is expected tonight and Thursday night across the Panhandle with temps into the mid 20s. Further south across the South Plains, we are expecting temps right near or below freezing tonight, and into the upper 20s Thursday night as far south as the US380 corridor, and this includes the City of Lubbock as well. A Freeze Watch has been posted for the area depicted in blue in the image below, which includes all of northwestern Texas, and even much of Oklahoma as well.
Precipitation should begin as light rain first, and then transition to more of a light sleet/snow event after midnight tonight. The Northeast Panhandle has the best chance of receiving snow accumulations of 1-2 inches through Thursday morning, and elsewhere any accumulations should remain below 1 inch, so this will not be a big snow event. Still….it’s May!
Winds will also be a problem today as the front progresses through the State, which is located here before noon from a line from just north of Midland to Childress. Already seeing wind gusts behind the front in the 40s, and this should also kick up some blowing dust.
Thursday will feel quite cold after the heat yesterday, with temps in northwest Texas only in the 40s, which is as much as 50 degrees less than Tuesday’s high temps! Friday should return to sunny skies, and a slow gradual warm up.
Further south, across the Permian Basin, while it appears it will be chilly, it looks like they will miss the freezing temps, however there is a decent chance of light rain across the area, including Midland/Odessa tonight through Thursday. Not expecting a huge amount of precipitation however.
Elsewhere across the State, a threat of severe weather will exist across the Lower Rolling Plains and Big Country southward down through West Central Texas. Tornadoes do not seem to be much of a possibility, but more likely we’ll see some clusters of storms with some high winds and hail. We’ll be covering that situation for you as needed today. Behind this activity, the cold front will sweep on through Texas, bringing in the chilly weather for just about everyone compared to recent days, so break out the jackets once again. However, winter precipitation looks like it will be confined to northwest Texas.
- Published on Thursday, 18 April 2013 16:24
- Conley Isom
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Hard freeze warning for Amarillo and northern Texas Panhandle. Freeze warning for Lubbock And northwest Texas. Frost Advisory for the Big Country, including Abilene and San Angelo. Take some time to protect plants and vegetation. Also, don’t forget about pets. Make sure they can stay warm.
Winter Weather Advisory for Panhandle
- Published on Tuesday, 09 April 2013 18:31
- Conley Isom
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Winter weather advisory in effect from Lubbock north, including most of the Texas Panhandle. Accumulations will be light but with the mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain, roads could be slick by morning. Be careful traveling across this part of the state.