Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
532 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

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532 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS MAINLY THE
EASTERN HALF OF THE PANHANDLES.  SOME STORMS MAY BECOME SEVERE WITH
HAIL UP TO TWO INCHES IN DIAMETER AND WIND GUSTS TO AROUND 70 MILES
AN HOUR.  AREAS OF HEAVY RAIN MAY ALSO CAUSE LOCALIZED FLOODING.
ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS
EVENING.

ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING ACROSS THE WESTERN ONE-QUARTER
OF THE PANHANDLES DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.

STRONG TO POTENTIALLY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN BE POSSIBLE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING ACROSS MAINLY THE EASTERN HALF OF THE
PANHANDLES.  THE PRIMARY HAZARDS WITH ANY STORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE
HAIL UP TO HALF DOLLAR SIZE AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE PANHANDLES
SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. THE THREAT FOR WIDESPREAD SEVERE WEATHER
DURING THIS TIME IS LOW.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTERS AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS ACROSS THE EASTERN PANHANDLES SHOULD
MONITOR WEATHER DEVELOPMENTS TODAY AND BE READY FOR ACTIVATION THIS
AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED AGAIN
ON SATURDAY.

AREA FIRE MANAGERS AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS ACROSS WESTERN PARTS OF
THE PANHANDLES SHOULD BE ALERT FOR ELEVATED AND CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING.

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COCKRELL





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