Sunday, March 18, 2012

Update on Severe Weather In The Plains...

As expected, severe storms are winding down across the High Plains as the sun has set and the low-level atmosphere is slowly stabilizing.  Strong to severe storms are currently isolated to the 4 yellow circled areas on the above radar image, over southwest Nebraka, southwest Kansas, west-central Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle.

Large hail and strong, gusty winds will continue to be a threat from this activity over the next hour or so.

As mentioned in the severe weather outlook this morning, thunderstorms are expected to redevelop around or just after Midnight across the High Plains along and ahead of a cold front and dryline as a strong upper-level weather disturbance moves into the region from the West.

By dawn on Monday, one or more lines of thunderstorms will likely extend near the eastern edge of the severe weather outlook area above (as outlined in yellow).  

Hail and wind gusts near severe limits will be the primary threat through dawn on Monday, although an isolated tornado cannot be completely ruled out.  

If you live across this region, please be sure to keep your NOAA Weather Radio  on tonight and/or utilize a smartphone and/or text application to ensure that you are able to receive severe weather warnings at night - should any be issued for your area.

Later in the day on Monday, the threat of severe weather will increase in coverage and intensity, as outlined in this post earlier today. 

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