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Chance of severe thunderstorms Wednesday in western Oklahoma

by Silas Allen Published: June 18, 2014
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There’s a slight risk of severe thunderstorms in western Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon and evening, the National Weather Service’s Norman forecast office reports. From the office’s Hazardous Weather Outlook:

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT…

.THUNDERSTORMS…

THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING ACROSS PORTIONS OF WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.

LOCATION…

THE SLIGHT RISK AREA IS WEST OF A LINE FROM ALVA… TO CLINTON… TO ALTUS… TO VERNON AND BENJAMIN TEXAS.

TIMING…

THE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL MAINLY BE FROM 6 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT.

IMPACTS…

THE STRONGEST STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLFBALL SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH.

DISCUSSION…

A DRYLINE NEAR THE TEXAS NEW MEXICO BORDER THIS MORNING WILL MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS PANHANDLES THIS AFTERNOON. MEANWHILE… A MID-LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE OUT OF THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. AS THIS OCCURS… THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG THE DRYLINE AND THEN MOVE EAST AND NORTHEAST TOWARD WESTERN PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS DURING THE EVENING HOURS. A FEW OF THESE STORMS WILL LIKELY BE SEVERE… CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT-LINE WINDS.


by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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