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Severe Weather Outlook for Monday
- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 09:48
- Conley Isom
- 38 Comments
It was an active day in Tornado Alley yesterday, with heart breaking images of the destruction coming out of towns near Oklahoma City. Unfortunately, the eastern parts of Oklahoma are gong to be under the gun again today with a moderate risk for severe weather. Here in Texas, we missed out on Sunday but have a feeling we won’t today and Tuesday. From the image above, you can see the moderate risk stretches a touch farther south to include parts of the Red River. Some towns in the moderate risk include Wichita Falls, Jacksboro, Denton, Gainesville, and Sherman. Then we have a slight risk for DFW, southwest to Brownwood.
Timing will be from 3-10 this afternoon. Severe threats include tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds. The image below shows the CAPE values this afternoon, climbing well over 3000. As we talked about in previous posts, this means there is a lot of energy in the atmosphere for severe weather. Also means we could see hail as big as baseball size or larger.
Here is one model showing isolated storms in Texas but bigger storms in Oklahoma. Remember this is just one models but gives you an idea on what the radar could look like later today.
So if you live in northwest, north central, or west central Texas, you need to stay up to date on the weather this afternoon. A weather radio is a great device to have on hand. You can also click here to download our weather alerts app for your smartphone. Never depend on outdoor sirens! Of course, we will be here covering the storms so stay tuned for updates.
Weather Roundup for Monday, May 20th
- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 07:39
- Jenny Brown
- 9 Comments
Good morning and happy Monday! Well…as happy as a Monday can be for us working folks. LOL! HOT, windy and humid conditions will prevail across the central and eastern regions where temps will easily reach the upper 90′s today with lots of humidity. HOT, dry and windy conditions will prevail behind the dryline and across the western and Rio Grande regions where temps will flirt with the 100′s. Chances for storms this afternoon and evening across northwest and north central Texas. Conley will have a detailed update out shortly once the latest Storm Prediction Center guidance is available. Have a great day everyone!
Here’s a look at today’s forecasted highs….
Here’s tonight’s forecasted lows….
Very Large and DANGEROUS TORNADO Northeast of OKC Metro Area
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 16:59
- Jenny Brown
- 99 Comments
Again, not Texas weather but because so many of our fans have family up in the OKC metro area…a very large and dangerous tornado is currently on the ground northeast of OKC heading directly for the city of Carny, OK. Live video from local OKC station KFOR can be found here: http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/ If any of your family or friends are in the path of this tornado they need to be seeking shelter underground NOW! This tornado is possibly ONE MILE wide. TAKE COVER NOW! ~Jenny
TORNADO WARNING – Edmund, OK north of OKC
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 16:28
- Jenny Brown
- 151 Comments
I know this is not Texas weather related, but since so many of our fans have friends and family up in the Oklahoma City metro area, we wanted to get this warning out. A large tornado has been verified as on the ground in the Edmund OK area. This storm is moving towards the Arcadia Lake and city of Arcadia OK area. If you have friends and family in those areas on the map below, please urge them to SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY. Here is also a link to live feed from KFOR in the OKC metro area. http://kfor.com/on-air/live-streaming/
Severe Outlook for Sunday
- Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 08:11
- Conley Isom
- 19 Comments
After a quiet start to the severe weather season, seems like we are making up ground. We have another chance for severe weather this afternoon as the dry line punches east again out of west Texas. What is different today is the chance for severe weather is farther east, getting closer to the DFW area. In fact, areas from Dallas/Fort Worth, west are under the slight risk for today. Farther north, Oklahoma is bracing for an active day with a high chance for tornadoes from Oklahoma City northeast towards Kansas.
The image above is a look at CAPE values forecasted this afternoon. What is CAPE? Basically the amount of energy in the atmosphere that feeds severe storms. Values over 2000 are good but today we could see values up to 4000 or higher. This can lead to extremely large hail, up to baseball or bigger! An example of this can be seen from Jenny yesterday who found large hail near Munday, TX.
The CAP is still going to hinder storms from developing but will be a little weaker today. Any storms we see will likely be isolated and should weaken as they move east. As mentioned above, large hail is the main threat but we cannot rule out an isolated tornado. If you live west of DFW, keep up to date on the weather as storms develop after 3 PM.
We have more chances for severe weather Monday and Tuesday. We hope you have a way o receive warnings. If not, click here to download our severe weather alerts app. More updates later today!