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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Norman OK
637 AM CDT Fri Jun 22 2018

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637 AM CDT Fri Jun 22 2018

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern...
western...central...and southern Oklahoma...and western north
Texas.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...

.Thunderstorms...
Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across
southwestern and central Oklahoma this morning. Otherwise, there
is an Enhanced Risk for severe thunderstorms across portions of
western and central Oklahoma for this evening into the overnight
hours.

Location...
The Enhanced Risk is north and west of a line from near Alva to
Enid to Oklahoma City to Altus, Oklahoma.

A Slight Risk surrounds the Enhanced Risk and is generally north
and west of a line from near Ponca City to Durant to Frederick,
Oklahoma. Most of remaining area is in a Marginal Risk for severe
storms.

Timing...
7 PM Friday evening through 3 AM Saturday morning.

Impacts...
Damaging wind gusts, potentially over 80 mph, is the primary
hazard. Large hail up to the size of golf balls and heavy
rainfall that may lead to localized flooding are also possible.

Discussion...
Thunderstorms are expected to develop into a complex across
southwest Kansas and the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles late this
afternoon into the evening. This complex of thunderstorms is
forecast to move southeastward across much of Oklahoma during the
evening and overnight hours with a threat for damaging wind
gusts.

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

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday...

.Thunderstorms...
There is a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms across
approximately the southeast half of Oklahoma for Saturday
afternoon into the evening hours.

Large hail, up to size of baseballs, and damaging wind gusts from
60 to 80 mph are the primary hazards. In addition, there is a low
tornado risk. Heavy rainfall may also lead to localized flooding.

There will be a continued chance for thunderstorms Sunday through
Tuesday night with the highest chance Monday night into early
Tuesday. There is a Slight Risk for severe thunderstorms across
primarily northern Oklahoma Sunday night into early Morning
morning.

.Heat...
Heat index values from 100 to 108 degrees are expected through
the upcoming weekend. If you will be outdoors, limit strenuous
activities and take frequent breaks.

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$$

Mahale



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