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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Norman OK
1207 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

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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 slight risk of severe thunderstorms tonight across
parts of far northwestern Oklahoma.

Location...
The slight risk area is west of a line from Buffalo to Arnett to
Reydon. A marginal risk area surrounds the slight risk area and
is west of a line from Alva to Weatherford to Hobart, Oklahoma to
Vernon and Munday, Texas.

Timing...
9 pm to 3 am tonight.

Impacts...
Damaging winds up to 70 mph will be the main hazard.
Hail up to half dollar size may occur as well.

Discussion...
Strong to severe thunderstorms will form after 4 pm this afternoon
across west Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle, then likely evolve
into a squall line. This expected squall line will move eastward
into far western Oklahoma and far western north Texas between 9 pm
and midnight. The line of storms is expected to weaken throughout
the night as they move east. Pockets of damaging winds will be
possible.

.SPOTTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STATEMENT...
Storm spotter groups and emergency management personnel across
the risk areas should prepare for severe weather operations
tonight.

.Strong Winds...
Strong winds will form this afternoon into tonight, especially in
western Oklahoma and western north Texas. Some gusts in the 40 to
50 mph range can be expected. A Wind Advisory is in effect.

.Fire Weather...
Elevated to near critical fire weather conditions are expected
this afternoon into early evening due to windy, dry, and warm
conditions.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday...

.Fire Weather...
Critical fire weather conditions are likely Friday due to dry and
windy conditions. Southwestern Oklahoma and western north Texas
have the greatest chances for critical fire weather conditions on
Friday. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect.

.Strong Winds...
Strong winds are expected again on Friday, mainly during the
afternoon and evening hours, especially in western Oklahoma and
western north Texas. Some gusts in the 40 to 50 mph range may be
possible. Another Wind Advisory will likely be needed.

.Thunderstorms...
Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible on Friday,
especially along and east of a line from Ponca City to Oklahoma
City to Marietta. If severe storms occur, damaging winds up to
70 mph would be the main hazard. Large hail up to half dollars
would be possible as well.

Thunderstorm chances will linger late Friday night, mainly in
northern Oklahoma, though no severe storms are expected.

Strong to severe thunderstorms may be possible again Sunday
afternoon and evening as another system moves across the region.

Thunderstorms may linger mainly across the eastern half of
Oklahoma early Monday. Thunderstorm chances may return on
Tuesday and Wednesday.

Get graphics and more details at weather.gov/norman...and follow
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