Thursday, February 2, 2012

Update on Severe Weather Threat Southern High Plains...

High based thunderstorms are developing over the Texas/Oklahoma panhandle region at this hour, extending on into northwest Oklahoma and southwest Kansas (as you can see on the latest Amarillo radar above).

Energy is increasing in the middle and upper-levels of the atmosphere across the region as well, as indicated by the yellow arrows (which correspond with increasing middle and upper-level wind flow) on the water vapor satellite image below:

Thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage and gradually intensity across the region as the evening progresses.  Thunderstorms are likely to develop the potential of producing large hail and strong, gusty winds after 6pm CST, and on into the evening hours.

An isolated tornado or two also cannot be ruled out with any storm that is able to become well organized, particularly between 6pm and 10pm CST.

If you live across this region, listen to NOAA Weather Radio or another trusted source for the latest updates, including any watches and/or warnings...

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