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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
1037 AM CDT THU MAY 26 2016

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-271545-
HARPER-WOODS-ALFALFA-GRANT-KAY-ELLIS-WOODWARD-MAJOR-GARFIELD-
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-
TILLMAN-COMANCHE-STEPHENS-GARVIN-MURRAY-PONTOTOC-COAL-COTTON-
JEFFERSON-CARTER-JOHNSTON-ATOKA-LOVE-MARSHALL-BRYAN-HARDEMAN-
FOARD-WILBARGER-WICHITA-KNOX-BAYLOR-ARCHER-CLAY-
1037 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 WEST OF A LINE FROM WAKITA... TO EL
RENO... TO DUNCAN AND WAURIKA... INCLUDING ALL OF WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS. A SLIGHT RISK AREA ENCOMPASSES THE REMAINDER OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA.

TIMING...
THE MOST LIKELY TIME FOR SEVERE STORMS WILL BE AFTER 3 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... MAINLY ACROSS WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH
TEXAS.

DISCUSSION...
THE FORECAST TODAY REMAINS COMPLICATED...WITH AT LEAST A COUPLE OF
ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED THROUGHOUT THE DAY
OVER DIFFERENT AREAS. ELEVATED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
THIS MORNING... WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST ACROSS THE AREA
THIS MORNING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS. A FEW MARGINALLY
SEVERE STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH THIS ACTIVITY... PRODUCING
HAIL AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN.

THIS AFTERNOON...SEVERE STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG A
DRYLINE ACROSS THE EASTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE. THESE STORMS WILL THEN
MOVE EAST INTO WESTERN OKLAHOMA DURING THE MIDDLE TO LATE
AFTERNOON HOURS. THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE
HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...AND PERHAPS A TORNADO OR TWO THROUGH THE
EARLY EVENING HOURS. THE STORMS ARE THEN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP INTO
LINE SEGMENTS AS THEY MOVE TOWARD CENTRAL SECTIONS OF OKLAHOMA
WITH VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS BECOMING THE MAIN THREATS.

.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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