Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
504 AM CDT THU MAY 26 2016

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NOBLE-ROGER MILLS-DEWEY-CUSTER-BLAINE-KINGFISHER-LOGAN-PAYNE-
BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
CLEVELAND-POTTAWATOMIE-SEMINOLE-HUGHES-HARMON-GREER-KIOWA-JACKSON-
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FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
504 AM CDT THU MAY 26 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN...
WESTERN...CENTRAL...AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA...AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.THUNDERSTORMS...
THERE IS A RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS ACROSS OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN
NORTH TEXAS THROUGH TONIGHT.

LOCATION...
AN ENHANCED RISK AREA IS NORTH OF LINE FROM NEAR BUFFALO TO
WAYNOKA TO MEDFORD. A SLIGHT RISK AREA ENCOMPASSES ALL OF OKLAHOMA
AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.

TIMING...
THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR SEVERE STORMS WILL BE AFTER 2 PM.

IMPACTS...
LARGE HAIL UP TO THE SIZE OF BASEBALLS...DAMAGING WIND GUSTS UP
TO 80 MPH...AND HEAVY RAINFALL THAT COULD LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING
WILL BE THE MAIN CONCERNS. THERE IS ALSO A LOW RISK OF TORNADOES.

DISCUSSION...
THE FORECAST TODAY REMAINS COMPLICATED...WITH AT LEAST A COUPLE OF
ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY
OVER DIFFERENT AREAS. A WEAK MID TO UPPER WAVE WILL LIFT OUT OF
WEST TEXAS THIS MORNING WHICH MAY RESULT IN ELEVATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER SOUTH CENTRAL AND CENTRAL OK AS
EARLY AS 11 AM...AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. MOST OF
THIS ACTIVITY WILL REMAIN BELOW SEVERE LIMITS...BUT LARGE HAIL
CANNOT BE RULED OUT.

EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...SEVERE STORMS WILL INITIALLY BE POSSIBLE
NEAR THE KANSAS AND OKLAHOMA BORDER NEAR A SURFACE LOW. THESE
STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
WINDS...AND PERHAPS A TORNADO OR TWO THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING
HOURS. LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP ALONG THE DRYLINE OVER WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS...AND SOUTHWESTERN AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA.

.SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATEMENT...

STORM SPOTTER GROUPS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL ACROSS THE
RISK AREA SHOULD PREPARE FOR SEVERE WEATHER OPERATIONS EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT.

.HEAVY RAINFALL...
SEVERAL LOCALIZED AREAS HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED AN ABUNDANT AMOUNT
OF RAINFALL OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS. THE THREAT OF LOCALIZED
FLASH FLOODING WILL CONTINUE WHERE THUNDERSTORMS MANAGE TO
DEVELOP.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...

.THUNDERSTORMS...
THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. STRONG
TO SEVERE STORMS ARE EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST PORTIONS OF THE AREA
EACH DAY. THE MOST LIKELY AREA FOR SEVERE STORMS FRIDAY WILL BE
ALONG AND SOUTH OF I40 AND ALONG AND EAST OF I35.

.HEAVY RAIN...
HEAVY RAIN THAT COULD LEAD TO LOCALIZED OR FLASH FLOODING WILL
ALSO REMAIN POSSIBLE THROUGH AT LEAST THIS WEEKEND.

GET GRAPHICS AND MORE DETAILS AT WEATHER.GOV/NORMAN...AND FOLLOW
OUR WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE ON TWITTER AND FACEBOOK.

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