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Mesoscale Discussion 254
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0254
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0524 PM CDT Wed Apr 03 2019

   Areas affected...Texas Panhandle and Western Oklahoma

   Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 36...

   Valid 032224Z - 040030Z

   The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 36

   SUMMARY...Isolated severe storms capable of large hail and gusty
   winds will continue to affect portions of the TX Panhandle and
   western OK.

   DISCUSSION...Latest radar imagery shows multiple intense
   thunderstorms along an axis from west of Borger to northwest of
   Childress, TX.  These storms have formed along a surface dryline,
   and in region of very steep midlevel lapse rates but limited
   moisture/instability.  Despite the marginal thermodynamic
   environment, current trends and CAM guidance suggest the activity
   will maintain or increase intensity through the early evening as it
   tracks eastward at 25 knots.  Supercell structures capable of large
   hail are the main concern, with the risk of locally damaging winds
   as storm outflow mergers and upscale growth occurs, and the
   low-level jet strengthens.

   ..Hart.. 04/03/2019

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   34370047 35900153 36300090 35990025 35369968 34549957
               34160012 34370047 

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