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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
949 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-020245-
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-
949 PM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

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

.DAY ONE...REST OF TONIGHT...

.THUNDERSTORMS...
THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE STORMS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
OKLAHOMA AND ADJACENT PARTS OF NORTH TEXAS.

.LOCATION...
THE RISK AREA IS SOUTH AND EAST OF A SEYMOUR TEXAS TO ALTUS
TO CLINTON TO CHANDLER LINE...INCLUDING THE THE OKLAHOMA CITY...
LAWTON...WICHITA FALLS...ADA...AND DURANT AREAS.

.TIMING...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 2 AM TONIGHT.

.IMPACTS...
LARGE HAIL TO THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS AND WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH
ARE THE MAIN HAZARDS. FREQUENT CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING AND
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ALSO OCCUR WITH THE STRONGER STORMS.
THE RISK FOR TORNADOES IS VERY LOW.

.DISCUSSION...
TWO MAIN CLUSTERS OF SEVERE STORMS WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST OR
SOUTHEAST FOR THE REST OF TONIGHT. STORMS ARE EXPECTED TO SLOWLY
WEAKEN AFTER MIDNIGHT.

OTHER ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR NEAR A WEAK
STATIONARY FRONT ACROSS CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.

STORM SPOTTER GROUPS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL WITHIN THE
SLIGHT RISK AREA SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE READY FOR SEVERE WEATHER
OPERATIONS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY...

.THUNDERSTORMS...
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN
NORTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA. THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
IN MUCH OF THE REST OF OKLAHOMA APART FROM THE SOUTHEAST. THE MARGINAL
RISK EXTENDS INTO PART OF NORTH TEXAS. OTHER STRONG STORMS MAY DEVELOP
ALONG A COLD FRONT LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY MORNING
IN NORTHERN OKLAHOMA. LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE
MAIN HAZARDS.

THE COLD FRONT WILL STALL OVER NORTHERN OKLAHOMA EARLY THURSDAY...BUT
WILL PUSH SOUTHWARD LATE IN THE DAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM APPROACHES.
STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS MAY FORM ALONG THE FRONT LATE THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND SOUTHEAST OF STILLWATER...
OKLAHOMA CITY...AND ARDMORE. LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL BE THE
MAIN HAZARDS.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE AGAIN LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY...
ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA. ADDITIONAL STORMS ARE POSSIBLE
ON MONDAY.

.FIRE WEATHER...
HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN FAR NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. THIS COMBINED WITH GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN
NORTH TEXAS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

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

$$

MBS



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