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Numerous Counties under Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Northeast Texas

A cluster of severe thunderstorms continues to move south/southwest at 40 MPH across Northeast Texas. At 5:50 PM the leading edge of these storms were located from 7 miles northwes tof Bagwell to Interstate 30/Highway 259 to Texarkana. Widespread wind damage has been reported across parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas from the storms and wind ugsts up to 70 MPH are possible. Numerous counties are now under a severe thunderstorm warning until 6:45 PM and are listed below. If attending an outdoor event or camp please move indoors well in adanvce of these storms as all thunderstorms inherently produce lightning. When thunder roars, go indoors!

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
547 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
BOWIE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…WAKE VILLAGE…TEXARKANA…SIMMS…
NEW BOSTON…
CAMP COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…PITTSBURG…LEESBURG…
CASS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ATLANTA…
FRANKLIN COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF HAGANSPORT…
MARION COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
MORRIS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
RED RIVER COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…CLARKSVILLE…BOXELDER…
TITUS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MOUNT PLEASANT…
NORTHEASTERN UPSHUR COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…
SOUTHERN LITTLE RIVER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS…
THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ASHDOWN…

* UNTIL 645 PM CDT

* AT 547 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 65 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING
FROM 7 MILES NORTHWEST OF BAGWELL TO US 259 AND I 30 INTERSECTION
TO TEXARKANA…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 15 MILES NORTHWEST OF
CLARKSVILLE TO 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BOXELDER TO TEXARKANA…AND
MOVING SOUTH AT 40 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
REDWATER…MAUD…NAPLES…WILKERSON…OMAHA…ROCKY BRANCH…
BOGATA…COOKVILLE…QUEEN CITY…DAINGERFIELD…HUGHES SPRINGS…
CASON…LINDEN…JENKINS…BIVINS…LONE STAR…KILDARE…MCLEOD…
CEDAR SPRINGS…LODI…ORE CITY…MOUNT VERNON…BEREA…
SMITHLAND…SCROGGINS…PURLEY…NEWSOME AND JEFFERSON…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THESE ARE DANGEROUS STORMS. IF YOU ARE IN THEIR PATH…PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS…AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND
LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…PREFERABLY
INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE ACROSS
MCCURTAIN COUNTY OKLAHOMA AS WELL AS SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS. THIS IS AN
EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY
STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

Wind Chill Advisories in Effect this Evening and Overnight

Wind Chill advisories have been activated for portions of the Texas panhandle, north central Texas and even parts of south central and coastal Texas.  Dangerous wind chill values as much as 15 below zero are expected across the panhandle region tonight and into tomorrow morning.  For north central Texas, including the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area, wind chill values down to 5 degrees below zero are expected by morning.  Further south between Lufkin and Bryan/College Station, and down into the Victoria area, chills in the teens are expected to develop overnight and into tomorrow morning.

Wind Chill Advisories

So how cold will it get?  Here’s the latest forecast for overnight lows, and also a forecast graphic depicting what the wind chill temps are expected to be by around 6am tomorrow morning.  Bundle up and stay warm everyone!!

6am Monday surface Temps

6am Wind Chill Temps

Broken Line of Storms in East Texas; A Few Strong Storms Possible

A broken line of heavy showers has developed from Vivian, Louisiana southwest to Marshall, Jacksonville, and Centerville. These showers will develop into thunderstorms over the next hour as they move east/northeast at about 45 MPH. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a small portion of extreme East Texas in a standard slight risk of severe weather for the next few hours. We MAY have a watch issued for a few counties in East Texas but the good news is I expect that the majority of severe weather will occur after the storms move east and out of Texas. Never the less a few of the strongest storms could produce damaging wind gusts up to 60 MPH and small hail. The tornado risk is low in Texas due to a wind profile favoring linear thunderstorms verses discrete supercells.

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A severe weather outbreak is expected in the Mid-South (Dixie Alley) later today with widespread damaging winds and a few tornadoes. Conditions do not favor a tornado outbreak and the primary issue is going to be widespread straight-line winds with some wind gusts exceeding 80 MPH. Overall it looks like today will feature the first severe weather outbreak of 2014 for the United States. Fortunately for us it should remain just east of Texas for the most part. We’ll post updates as needed today even after the storms move east of Texas.

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6:45pm Update – Blustery Wind Chills Overnight

It will be a cold and blustery night across the state with many areas seeing wind chills in the single digits and teens by tomorrow morning.  The southern/southwestern panhandle region and a good portion of west central Texas will see the lowest values down to the single digits.  North and central regions will see chills in the teens.  While the threat of freezing rain, sleet and snow can be dangerous on its own, so can wind chills.  At values like these, it only takes about 1/2 hour for exposed skin to begin to suffer the effects of hypothermia (frostbite).

Wind Chill 5am

And speaking of freezing rain, sleet and snow…here’s the most current look at the various Advisories and Warnings in place across southern parts of the state.  The next set of forecast models will begin rolling in after 8pm, so stay tuned for additional updates on the threat of this rather historic second snow/ice storm within a week for south central and southeast Texas.

Current 6-30pm

4:45 PM Winter Storm Update (It Begins!)

4:45 PM Winter Storm Update – Now receiving multiple reports of light sleet and snow across Central Texas. So it begins!

* WINTER STORM WARNING for Southeast Texas taking effect at 5 PM (although main impacts will not be until after 9 PM or later) through 12 PM on Friday. Victoria, Bay City, Angleton, Galveston, Texas City, Baytown, the entire Houston Metro, Spring, Conroe, Huntsville, Bryan/College Station, Crockett, and Columbus are a few locations included. A Winter Storm Warning means significant accumulations of ice and snow are possible with some travel impacts expected. Up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation and 1 to 2 inches of snow will be possible in the warning area. Totals will vary big time across the area!

* WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY for parts of extreme East and Southeast Texas, the Hill Country, Central Texas, along with South Texas from this evening through 12 PM on Friday. Temple, Killeen (Fort Hood), San Saba, Junction, Sonora, Del Rio, Piedras Negras, Laredo, Zapata, Port Lavaca, San Antonio, Austin, Kerrville, Ayustin, Round Rock, Cameron, Fraklin, Centerville, Jacksonville, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Jasper, Beaumont, and Port Arthur are a few cities included. Some accumulation of ice, sleet, and/or snow can be expected tonight across the advisory area. Some travel disruptions are possible especially on elevated surfaces like bridges and overpasses.

Temperatures along with wind chill values will become quite cold tonight but temperatures will begin rising on Friday afternoon. By Saturday high temperatures will be back up in the 50s and 60s! This event will not even compare to the impacts from the early December storm where the D/FW Metroplex was shut down for days. I expect most accumulations to be melted by Friday evening.

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Temperatures continue to drop this afternoon as bitter cold air plunges south into Texas. At 4 PM the temperature was 10 degrees in Dumas with a wind chill of 3 below zero. Denton is at 27 degrees with a wind chill of 12 above zero. Temple is at 30 degrees with a wind chill of 16 above zero. Temperatures in San Antonio and Houston are now in the upper 30s and will drop to or below freezing later this evening. Meanwhile, the radar continues to light up across Central and East Texas. If you judge the radar by itself you would think we would have heavy sleet and snow falling across a large area. That isn’t the case (right now at least). The low levels of the atmosphere are still quite dry. In fact, the dry air is keeping snow from falling across North Texas. As a piece of upper level energy continues to move eastward into Texas this evening precipitation will continue to fall and eventually move south and east. As precipitation falls it begins to saturate the atmosphere. The moistening of the atmosphere helps produce dynamic cooling to the wet-bulb temperature. Without going into a complete discussion on wet-bulb and dynamic cooling, I’ll put it in a easy to understand manner. Whenever you get out of a shower, no matter how warm the room may be, you always feel cold until you dry off. That’s because the water on your skin is evaporating. That evaporation helps cool the atmosphere in the same manner to the wet-bulb temperature. The wet-bulb temperature is what the temperature will fall to when the atmosphere is saturated. That’s why temperatures across Central Texas have fallen nearly 10 degrees in a few hours as precipitation started falling.

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So while the radar may look ominous right now most of the precipitation falling is still evaporating. I say most of it because we’re now getting reports of light sleet and snow across parts of central Texas, including Waco. We don’t expect much accumulation for the next few hours, but be mindful of any slick spots on elevated surfaces as temperatures fall into the 20s. The band of precipitation will shift south and east later this evening to encompass the Interstate 10 corridor. Here is what one high-resolution weather model shows at midnight tonight. I think it’s fairly accurate in terms of showing light to moderate snow and sleet. We’ll be here all night posting updates and look forward to seeing all the winter weather pictures!

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