Mesoscale Discussion 0346
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0415 AM CDT Sun Apr 12 2020
Areas affected...Central Texas
Concerning...Tornado Watch 104...
Valid 120915Z - 121045Z
The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 104 continues.
SUMMARY...Thunderstorms spreading into and across the Interstate 35
corridor will continue to pose a risk for severe hail and perhaps a
tornado or two. Potential for damaging wind gusts may gradually
increase to the east of I-35 by 6-8 AM CDT.
DISCUSSION...Thunderstorm intensities within the frontogenetically
forced band of convection have generally weakened, as activity
advances east-northeast of the Texas South Plains and Permian Basin
at around 40 kt. Preceding this line, scattered intense
thunderstorm activity, within the lower/mid tropospheric warm
advection regime remains largely discrete, including a few
supercells, as it spreads toward the Interstate 35 corridor between
the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and San Antonio. However, coverage
is still increasing, and associated cold pools may begin to
consolidate supporting further gradual upscale convective growth
through 11-13Z. Until then, severe hail will remain possible in
strongest storms, with at least some continuing risk for tornadic
...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...
LAT...LON 31659964 32069840 32209700 31469601 30179692 29499912
29579950 30379972 30969976 31659964