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Oklahoma weather update: National Weather Service, Norman

by Bryan Painter Published: April 26, 2014
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It is extremely important to follow the weather information throughout the day any time severe weather is possible. Below is in information as of Saturday morning, but I have also listed links for update information from the  National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office. Just remember, have several ways to get weather information and have a plan based on where you are at and then act on that plan. Thank you, Bryan Painter

 

FOR THE NATIONAL WEATHER  SERVICE NORMAN, FORECAST OFFICE GO TO: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/ and follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/NWSNorman and Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Norman.gov?ref=br_tf

 

From the National Weather Service, Norman Forecast Office: This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern… western…central…and southern Oklahoma…and western north Texas.

Day one…rest of today and tonight…

Thunderstorms… severe thunderstorms will be possible late this afternoon through tonight over parts of western and central Oklahoma and western north Texas.

Timing… initial storm development may occur between 5 and 8 pm this evening in the form of isolated storms in southwest Oklahoma and western north Texas. Storms may expand in coverage as they shift east and northeast during the evening and overnight. Additional storms may develop near or just ahead of a cold front after midnight tonight across western Oklahoma and western north Texas…then move towards the I-35 corridor by 6 am Sunday morning.

Capping may be strong enough to not allow for much…if any… storm development…late this afternoon and tonight.

Impacts… if storms develop between 5 and 8 pm this evening over western north Texas and adjacent parts of southwest Oklahoma…these storms would have the greatest potential for very large hail up to the size of baseballs…damaging winds to 70 mph…and a small chance for tornadoes. Overnight…storms may merge or form into a line along and ahead of an advancing cold front. The main hazards overnight will be large hail…up to the size of golf balls…and damaging winds up to 65 mph.

Sunday through Friday…

Thunderstorms… strong to severe storms will be ongoing early Sunday…as a cold front continues to advance east across central Oklahoma. A threat of large hail and damaging winds will continue into early afternoon along…and ahead of…the front. The area of concern will be mainly along and east of I-35.

Fire weather… strong west to southwest winds…minimum relative humidities around 15 percent…and temperatures in the 70s and 80s will result in a very high risk of wildfires on Sunday. A fire weather watch is in effect for Sunday afternoon and evening across the western half of Oklahoma and western north Texas.

Strong winds… strong west to southwest winds will occur on Sunday mainly over western Oklahoma and western north Texas. Gusts up to 50 mph are possible in these areas. A wind advisory will likely be necessary.

FOR THE NATIONAL WEATHER  SERVICE NORMAN, FORECAST OFFICE GO TO: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/ and follow them on Twitter https://twitter.com/NWSNorman and Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/US.NationalWeatherService.Norman.gov?ref=br_tf

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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