Thursday, June 23, 2011

Severe Weather Outlook for Today, Thursday, June 23, 2011

Above is the latest severe weather outlook for today from the SPC in Norman, OK.  Severe thunderstorms are possible anywhere within the yellow shaded areas on the above image.

Several clusters of strong to severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop in the above areas this afternoon & evening.  Strong, possibly damaging winds and hail would be the primary threats, although isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out, particularly with any isolated storm that is able to become well organized in the first hour or two of development.

At this point it is difficult to pinpoint any one specific area that has a higher risk of any particular type of severe weather this afternoon & evening, so please remain alert if you live in any of these areas, and listen for later statements & possible warnings.

That portion of the risk area from southern Kansas into northern Oklahoma and adjacent portions of Missouri and Arkansas is really meant for the late evening and/or overnight hours tonight.  One or more clusters of strong to severe storms are forecast to develop near the Kansas/Oklahoma border after sunset and move and/or develop toward the Southeast overnight.  If this activity is able to become organized, damaging winds would be the most likely threat.


Shamrock said...

Rob-I just saw that they're ordering mandatory evacuations due to flooding for parts of any of this going to impact Anthill Goddess? I'm super worried for her now...

Rob In Texas said...

Shamrock, she should be fine. The flooding is taking place in the opposite part of her state at this time. You can see the map here:

Shamrock said...

Good! Thanks, Rob!

Anthill_Goddess said...

Awwww, thanks Shamrock, for the concern! I live in the mid-part of the state, very close to the capitol of Des Moines (about half an hour to the S.W. which is almost nothing, really LOL) The major flooding is going on in the extreme West and SouthWest of Iowa, along the Iowa/Nebraska's almost 2 hours away from me. We've had flash-flooding issues in my area, but, thankfully, I live on the top of a hill...if it floods up here we'd ALL better have an Ark! LOL
Thanks again for the concern, though! It's nice to know I have someone keeping an eye on my back.
I did see that NE TN has some storms come in that area...Hoping that you got away with nothing more than an ole time thunderstorm!!