Skip Navigation Links weather.gov 
NOAA logo-Select to go to the NOAA homepage NOAA's National Weather Service   Select to go to the NWS homepage
Storm Prediction Center
navigation bar left  
  navigation bar end cap


 
USA.gov is the U.S. Government's official Web portal to all Federal, state and local government Web resources and services.

Mesoscale Discussion 937
< Previous MD         Next MD >
MD 937 graphic

   Mesoscale Discussion 0937
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0137 PM CDT Fri Jun 02 2017

   Areas affected...Western/Central TX Panhandle

   Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely 

   Valid 021837Z - 022100Z

   Probability of Watch Issuance...5 percent

   SUMMARY...A couple of landspouts possible through the afternoon.

   DISCUSSION...Visible satellite imagery shows a well-defined MCV near
   the central TX/NM border with building cumulus to the east of this
   feature across the western TX Panhandle. Weak flow aloft and
   resulting minimal shear will preclude organized thunderstorm
   activity and mostly weak multicellular is anticipated. Even so,
   vorticity-rich environment fostered by the presence of the MCV
   combined with the presence of steep low-level lapse rates (i.e.
   around 7.5 to 8 deg C per km from 0-3 km per the latest
   mesoanalysis) and low-level instability (evidenced by 0-3 km MLCAPE
   generally greater than 75 J/kg) will result in the potential for a
   few brief, non-mesocyclone tornadoes (i.e. landspouts) this
   afternoon. Brief and very marginal nature of the threat posed by any
   of these landspouts precludes the need for a watch.

   ..Mosier/Weiss.. 06/02/2017

   ...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

   ATTN...WFO...SJT...LUB...AMA...MAF...ABQ...

   LAT...LON   31850273 32720296 34700307 35940277 36010145 35560095
               33610072 32830070 31850104 31850273 

Top/All Mesoscale Discussions/Forecast Products/Home
Weather Topics:
Watches, Mesoscale Discussions, Outlooks, Fire Weather, All Products, Contact Us

NOAA / National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Storm Prediction Center
120 David L. Boren Blvd.
Norman, OK 73072 U.S.A.
spc.feedback@noaa.gov
Page last modified: June 02, 2017
Disclaimer
Information Quality
Help
Glossary
Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
About Us
Career Opportunities