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Mesoscale Discussion 0972
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0938 PM CDT Thu Jun 08 2017
Areas affected...Portions of the TX Panhandle into west TX
Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 308...
Valid 090238Z - 090345Z
The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 308
SUMMARY...A severe supercell thunderstorm moving southward across
Randall County TX remains the primary threat for large hail and
damaging winds across WW 308.
DISCUSSION...A long-lived supercell with a history of producing 1-2+
inch hail and 60-70 mph measured wind gusts across Amarillo TX and
vicinity continues southward across Randall and towards Swisher
County TX as of 0230Z. An arcing line of thunderstorms has formed
east of this supercell across the TX Panhandle within a narrow
corridor of greater low-level moisture per latest surface
observations. This line of convection may also pose an isolated
damaging wind/large hail threat as it moves south of the TX
Panhandle over the next several hours. The airmass to the south of
ongoing activity remains favorable for maintenance of thunderstorm
updraft intensity and organization in the short term, with MLCAPE
generally ranging 500-1500 J/kg, and effective bulk shear values of
35-45 kt. Over the next few hours, the loss of diurnal heating
should weaken instability and increase convective inhibition, with a
slow weakening trend in convection expected through late evening.
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...
LAT...LON 34590302 33860300 33860009 35190004 35170189 34590302
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