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Severe Storms on July 14, 2013
 
Weather typically moves from west to east. That did not happen on July 14th, with a storm system moving from southern Missouri into the southern Plains.
In the picture: The pattern featured a storm system ("L") aloft heading westward toward the southern Plains in mid-July, 2013.

 

Surrounding the system, a few storms managed to pop up in Arkansas during the afternoon and evening. Temperatures were a little below normal, and generally in the 80s. The satellite showed a few thunderstorms developing in Arkansas at 300 pm CDT on 07/14/2013.
In the picture: The satellite showed a few thunderstorms developing in Arkansas at 300 pm CDT on 07/14/2013. Clouds blanketed areas to the west, with rain keeping temperatures (dashed yellow lines) cool.

 

Rain was much more widespread from Oklahoma City, OK to Dallas, TX. Clouds and precipitation in these areas kept temperatures in the 60s/70s. The storm system eventually produced widespread two to five inch rainfall amounts across northern Texas.

 

This 3-D radar image shows a storm top collapsing near Batesville (Independence County) between 349 pm and 358 pm CDT on 07/14/2013.
In the pictures: This 3-D radar image shows a storm top collapsing near Batesville (Independence County) between 349 pm and 358 pm CDT on 07/14/2013. At 27,000 feet (inset), the storm moved to the northwest and rapidly weakened. This weakening/collapsing process often leads to strong to damaging winds near the ground.

349 pm CDT 07/14/2013   |   358 pm CDT 07/14/2013
 

Rain was not nearly as appreciable locally, with drought conditions slowly worsening. There were a few severe storms. At Batesville (Independence County), wind gusts reached at least 60 mph, and there was nickel size hail reported. Power was also knocked out in parts of town.

 

Quarter size hail fell at Lake Hamilton (Garland County) and near Willow (Dallas County). There were isolated funnel clouds as well, including a couple at Humnoke (Lonoke County) and Oil Trough (Independence County).
In the picture: A utility pole was snapped at Batesville (Independence County) by damaging straight-line winds on 07/14/2013. The photo is courtesy of Donetta Sterling of the Batesville Daily Guard. Click to enlarge.

 

Storm Reports
There were a few severe weather reports on July 14th, 2013. For a look at some reports, click here.
 
Link of Interest
Plot Reports
Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on July 10-11, 2013 (in red).
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In the picture: Preliminary reports of severe weather in the Little Rock County Warning Area on July 10-11, 2013 (in red).

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