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Hazardous weather outlook from the National Weather Service

by Bryan Painter and Tiffany Gibson Published: July 11, 2013
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK 
1155 AM CDT THU JUL 11 2013

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1155 AM CDT THU JUL 11 2013

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK COVERS NORTHERN...WESTERN...
CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...THROUGH TONIGHT...

THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK...
WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING
ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF OKLAHOMA.  

DISCUSSION... 
ALTHOUGH UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT WILL BE WEAK...STRONG HEATING AND WEAK 
CONVERGENCE ALONG SURFACE BOUNDARIES WILL ALLOW WIDELY SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. 

WIND SHEAR WILL REMAIN WEAK AND ORGANIZED SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT 
EXPECTED. HOWEVER...ISOLATED STRONG STORMS MAY PRODUCE WIND GUSTS 
TO NEAR 60 MPH ALONG WITH VERY HEAVY RAINFALL. 

PROBABILITY TABLE...
VALID THROUGH 700 AM CDT FRIDAY JUL 12.
PROBABILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS OCCURRING IN THE
              NWS NORMAN COUNTY WARNING AREA...80 PERCENT.
PROBABILITY OF SEVERE STORMS IF STORMS OCCUR...15 PERCENT.

OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER... 
A HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF OKLAHOMA...MAINLY EAST OF
AN ALVA TO WATONGA TO LAWTON LINE.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

THUNDERSTORM OUTLOOK... 
DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED FROM FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH LOW 
THUNDERSTORM CHANCES RETURNING EARLY NEXT WEEK. THE THREAT FOR SEVERE 
STORMS WILL REMAIN LOW.  

OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER... 
HOT AND MUGGY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. 
STEPS SHOULD BE TAKEN IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE THE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS 
OF THE HEAT. TRY TO LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES DURING THE AFTERNOON 
HOURS...DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. IF OUTSIDE TAKE FREQUENT BREAKS IN 
THE SHADE...AND USE SUNSCREEN. IT IS ALSO ADVISED TO MAKE SURE OUTDOOR 
PETS HAVE ACCESS TO SHADE AND FRESH WATER. 

THE NEXT SCHEDULED HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED BY 
5 AM FRIDAY.

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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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by Tiffany Gibson
News Online Editor
Tiffany Gibson has worked for the Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the digital news team. In addition to writing and web editing, she also creates multimedia features for the website and maintains social media accounts. A Tennessee...
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