Saturday, May 21, 2011

Severe Weather Update - Texas to Kansas

Severe storms in central and northcentral Texas (see radar image above) have become slightly less organized over the past 30-45 minutes.  Very large hail is still possible, but the storms seem to be weakening as the dryline retreats back to the West and convergence/uplift decreases across the area.

Other storms are trying to form back to the Southwest along the dryline, as far as Junction and the Big Bend (see red circled area on the visible satellite image below), but so far nothing has been able to break the cap:

Meanwhile, up in Kansas, this storm near Topeka is severe and showing signs of rotation on radar.  Indeed, a funnel cloud has also recently been reported:

A Tornado Warning is in effect for the area withing the purple polygon.

Additional thunderstorms are trying to develop Southwestward along the dryline/cold front across southcentral Kansas into northcentral & northwest Oklahoma (see red circled area on image below), but development has been slow to occur so far:

Severe Thunderstorm Watches remain in effect this evening for the following areas:

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