Issue Date: 429 AM CDT Fri May 20 2022
This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of northern...
western...central...and southern Oklahoma...and western north
.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight...
There is a slight risk this afternoon and this evening across
portions of north central Texas and south central Oklahoma. In
Texas, this slight risk included Wichita, Archer and Clay
Counties. In Oklahoma, this slight risk area is southeast of a
line from Grandfield to Lawton to Purcell, and west of a line from
Purcell to Ada to Tishomingo to Madill. Outside of the Slight Risk
area, there is a marginal risk of severe storms today and tonight
east of a line from Cherokee to Clinton to Altus Oklahoma to
Chillicothe and Munday Texas. The primary threat will be hail up
to the size of golf balls and wind gusts of 60 to 70 mph.
A strong cold front will move through the area today, with
thunderstorms expected to form near the front mid to late
afternoon in the slight risk area. These thunderstorms will move
east and northeast late this afternoon and this evening.
In addition, thunderstorms may also develop north of the cold
front this evening and overnight across central and north central
Oklahoma with the strongest storms potentially producing hail to
the size of quarters.
Elevated to near-critical fire weather conditions are expected
across far southwest Oklahoma and western portions of north Texas
this afternoon with low humidity and windy conditions. A cold
front moving through the area will also cause a shift in wind
direction this afternoon and evening which will affect fire
fighting operations for any ongoing fires.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday...
Thunderstorms will remain possible Saturday and Sunday, primarily
across southeast Oklahoma. There is a marginal risk of severe
storms across southeastern and south central Oklahoma on Saturday.
Showers and thunderstorms will become more widespread Monday and
Tuesday with storm chances lingering through Thursday. Despite the
widespread showers and thunderstorms, severe weather potential
will remain low as instability will be limited.
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