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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Northeast Texas

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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 10 PM CDT for portions of North, Northeast, and East Texas. This watch does not include Fort Worth or Dallas but does include McKinney. Greenville, Paris, Mount Pleasant, Mineola, Tyler, Longview, Marshall, and Texarkana. You can track the storms using our interactive radar at www.texasstormchasers.com/radar

. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

BOWIE CAMP CASS
COLLIN DELTA FANNIN
FRANKLIN GRAYSON GREGG
HARRISON HOPKINS HUNT
LAMAR MARION MORRIS
RAINS RED RIVER SMITH
TITUS UPSHUR WOOD

A cluster of thunderstorms extends from Mcalester, OK to Mena, AR with additional isolated thunderstorms now forming further south. These storms are moving south at about 40 MPH and should move into Northeast Texas within the next 90 minutes. Because of the extremely humid/warm atmosphere in place the storms are producing damaging winds. Fort Smith received widespread wind damage a bit earlier with these storms. Wind gusts up to 70 MPH will be possible with the strongest storms as this cluster moves south of the Red River into Texas. Remember all thunderstorms produce lightning which is quite dangerous when outdoors. Be sure to move indoors when thunder roars!

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 434
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
405 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
NORTHEAST TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 405 PM
UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES EAST
SOUTHEAST OF TEXARKANA ARKANSAS TO 25 MILES SOUTH OF SHERMAN
TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

Severe Weather Threat Increasing across Northeast Texas

An interesting afternoon is shaping up across eastern Oklahoma south into parts of Northeast Texas. A cluster of severe thunderstorms is located from just south of Fort Smith, AR west to Checotah, OK on Interstate 40.

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This cluster of storms has a history of producing wind damage and is moving to the south/southwest. You read that right, it’s moving south/southwest! This cluster of storms isn’t really associated with any upper level disturbance but was able to develop thanks to the very warm/humid atmosphere in place. It was able to develop a cold pool or an area of cool temperatures just behind it that is pushing the storms south. Because of the hot/humid conditions these storms are in an environment supportive of strong downburst winds. Storms are moving south at 40 MPH and should be approaching the Red River by 5:30 PM. They will likely still be strong to severe with damaging wind gusts possible.

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The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted portions of North and Northeast Texas in a risk of severe weather this afternoon and evening due to the cluster of storms across eastern Oklahoma. We’ll have to keep a close eye on any subtle movements in the cluster as that will determine exactly what parts of Texas it impacts later on. It appears Northeast Texas from Paris east to Texarkana have the highest chance to see storms within the next few hours. They could be severe with 60-70 MPH wind gusts! Here is the lastest short term thoughts from the Storm Prediction Center. It is noted we could see a severe thunderstorm watch issued for Northeast Texas a bit later on.

SUMMARY…OVERALL SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL CONTINUES TO STEADILY
INCREASE ACROSS EASTERN OK AND NORTHERN/WESTERN AR. THIS INCLUDES
ISOLATED BOUTS OF SEVERE HAIL…AND MORE PREVALENTLY…EXPECTATIONS
FOR CORRIDORS OF DAMAGING WINDS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCHES 431/433
CONTINUE UNTIL 01Z/00Z RESPECTIVELY. ADDITIONAL PORTIONS OF AR AND
NORTHEAST TX/NORTHWEST LA ARE BEING CLOSELY MONITORED FOR A WATCH
EXTENSION AND/OR AN ADDITIONAL WATCH ISSUANCE.

Some Strong to Severe Storms Expected Overnight

The forecast is beginning to refine itself after the muddlement caused by this morning’s storm system.  Another round of strong to severe storms looks likely overnight…this time the main focus will be across the western panhandle and down into west central Texas.  Storms have already begun to form across eastern New Mexico and are expected to gradually fill in over the next several hours and work their way into our state.  There’s not much in the way of steering currents in the atmosphere that will move these storms around very quickly, so slow-moving storms with heavy rainfall is almost a given through early tomorrow morning.  Some of the overnight storms could reach severe limits with winds in excess of 60mph and flooding rains, so do be aware of that possibility.  We also have some spotty shower and storm development this evening across central Texas along a boundary deposited there by this morning’s batch of storms.  One cell is currently severe warned west of Fredericksburg and Harper until 8:30pm.  The Storm Prediction Center has removed the threat of severe weather for south central and southeast Texas, so whatever has popped up should quickly die off after sunset with just local heavy rain and gusty outflow winds as the primary threats. Below is a look at the current radar, and a few graphics to show what you might expect overnight with regard to storm development. As always, keep in mind it’s just what a computer thinks will happen and reality could turn out a bit different.

Current

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06/20/2014 High Winds/Hail/Torrential Rain near Levelland, TX

This was a field next to the road I was on, both flooded after this thunderstorm downburst caused 68 mph winds, dime size hail, and torrential rains! Out just north of Levelland, Texas!

Severe Weather Risk Upgraded This Evening

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded portions of the Texas Panhandle to a SIGNIFICANT RISK of Severe Weather. An enhanced and standard risk surround the significant risk zone. It goes without saying severe weather is already underway this evening across the Panhandle. We expect the threat to continue this evening with storms over the next hour or two capable of producing large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes. Once storms congeal into a complex the potential for widespread destructive straight-line winds will increase substantially. Some wind gusts will exceed hurricane-force or 75 MPH as storms move east into Oklahoma later tonight.

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PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0804 PM CDT FRI JUN 06 2014

…Severe thunderstorms expected over parts of the central and
southern Great Plains tonight…

* LOCATIONS…
Northwest Oklahoma
South-central Kansas
Eastern Texas Panhandle

* HAZARDS…
Widespread damaging winds, some hurricane force
A couple of tornadoes
Scattered large hail, some baseball size

* SUMMARY…
Scattered to widespread severe winds, large hail, and a few
tornadoes will be most likely across parts of the southern Great
Plains tonight. Additional severe storms mainly in the form of
damaging winds will persist over the central Great Plains and
Southeast states this evening.

Preparedness actions…

Review your severe weather safety procedures for the possibility
of dangerous weather today. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio,
weather.gov, or other media for watches and warnings. A watch
means that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms
over the next several hours. If a severe thunderstorm warning is
issued for your area, move to a place of safety, ideally in an
interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.

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