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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
532 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

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BECKHAM-WASHITA-CADDO-CANADIAN-OKLAHOMA-LINCOLN-GRADY-MCCLAIN-
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532 AM 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...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.THUNDERSTORMS...
THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE STORMS ACROSS SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA AND
WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.

.LOCATION...
THE RISK AREA IS SOUTH OF A LINE FROM ERICK TO CLINTON AND CHICKASHA
AND WEST OF CHICKASHA...PAULS VALLEY AND ARDMORE.

.TIMING...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE FROM 4 PM THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

.IMPACTS...
LARGE HAIL TO THE SIZE OF GOLF BALLS AND WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH
WILL BE THE MAIN HAZARDS. FREQUENT CLOUD-TO-GROUND LIGHTNING AND
HEAVY DOWNPOURS WILL ALSO OCCUR WITH THE STRONGER STORMS.

.DISCUSSION...
AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL REACH THE MID TO UPPER 80S IN ADVANCE OF A DRYLINE
IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS. CONVERGENCE ALONG
A DRYLINE AND AN APPROACHING TROUGH WILL RESULT IN WIDELY
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS BY LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THUNDERSTORM INTENSITY WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE DURING THE MID TO
LATE EVENING.

OTHER THUNDERSTORMS ARE CERTAINLY POSSIBLE OUTSIDE OF THE SLIGHT RISK AREA
AND WILL POSE A RISK OF HAIL AND STRONG WINDS.

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

.FOG...
AREAS OF FOG WILL REDUCE VISIBILITY BELOW 1 MILE THROUGH MID
MORNING...ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA AND PART OF
WESTERN NORTH TEXAS.

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

.THUNDERSTORMS...
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...A FEW STRONG TO MARGINALLY SEVERE STORMS
WILL BE POSSIBLE IN FAR WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND THE ADJACENT AREA OF
NORTH TEXAS. OTHER STRONG STORMS MAY DEVELOP ALONG A COLD FRONT
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY MORNING IN NORTHERN
OKLAHOMA.

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...
VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN FAR NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS COMBINED WITH GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL
RESULT IN CRITICAL TO NEAR 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.

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