Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1016 AM CDT WED APR 15 2015

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1016 AM CDT WED APR 15 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
WESTERN AND CENTRAL PANHANDLES THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING
DUE TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS AND MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 8 TO 20 PERCENT. A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN
EFFECT FOR THE WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLES.

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON INTO
TONIGHT. A FEW STORMS COULD BE STRONG TO SEVERE...WITH HAIL UP TO
HALF DOLLAR SIZE AND WIND GUSTS AROUND 60 MPH THE PRIMARY HAZARDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY. SOME
STORMS WILL LIKELY BE SEVERE DURING THE THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY
TIMEFRAME. LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE THE
PRIMARY HAZARDS...BUT AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT
THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL RETURN TO THE AREA EARLY NEXT WEEK.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED AT TIMES TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

AREA FIRE MANAGERS AND EMERGENCY OFFICIALS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR
ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY.

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