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Hazardous weather outlook, from the National Weather Service, Amarillo (Texas) Forecast Office (coverage area includes the Oklahoma Panhandle)

by Bryan Painter Published: August 15, 2013

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
THU AUG 15 2013

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THU AUG 15 2013

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT.

THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS ALL OF THE PANHANDLES TODAY AND
TONIGHT. SOME STORMS THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT MAY BE SEVERE…WITH
LARGE HAIL UP TO TENNIS BALL SIZE AND DAMAGING WINDS TO 70 MPH THE
PRIMARY HAZARDS. HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ALSO LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLASH
FLOODING. WHILE THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL EXIST ACROSS ALL
OF THE PANHANDLES…THE GREATEST THREAT IS EXPECTED TO BE ACROSS THE
EASTERN HALF OF THE AREA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AND WESTERN TEXAS
PANHANDLE AND THE WESTERN OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE FRIDAY AND FRIDAY
NIGHT…AND ACROSS THE WESTERN PANHANDLES SATURDAY NIGHT. A FEW OF
THESE STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE…WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS THE PRIMARY HAZARDS. IN ADDITION…HEAVY RAINFALL MAY ALSO LEAD
TO LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.

by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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