Author: David Reimer

5 PM Update on Severe Weather + Tonight’s Dangerous Flash Flood Risk in South-Central Texas

It has been a loud last couple of hours around the D/FW Metroplex as strong storms erupted shortly after 2 PM. The strongest storm over the ninety minutes was in Cleburne where hail larger than the size of golfballs developed. Here’s a photo from TSC’s Jason Cooley of a severe storm a bit earlier near Waxahachie. Pano of organized #storm moving toward Waxahachie, TX. #txwx #severe pic.twitter.com/JS56boPrMW — Jason Cooley (@operation_chase) April 10, 2017 Over the last thirty minutes we’ve seen that discrete supercell evolve into a line segment from Waxahachie to just north of Hillsboro to Cranfills Gap....

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued until 11 PM

We now have a severe thunderstorm watch for portions of the hill Country, Central Texas, North Texas, and Northeast Texas. Junction, Kerrville, Austin, Waco, D/FW, Paris, Texarkana, Marshall, Tyler, Palestine, and Bryan/College Station are a few (of many) towns included in this watch. For reference please see the graphic contained within this blog post. The strongest storms over the next several hours will likely be hailers capable of hail near or slightly above the size of golfballs. I can’t rule out a few hail stones larger than that, but I’m not sure we’re going to see that level of...

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Severe Watch Forthcoming for Central & N TX; Dangerous Flooding Possible Tonight

The folks up at the Storm Prediction Center in Norman have indicated a severe thunderstorm watch will be needed shortly for portions of the Concho Valley, Central Texas, North Texas, and perhaps Northeast Texas. Thunderstorm initiation is expected to occur within the next two hours near a slow-moving cold front located from near San Angelo northeast to Gainesville. The strongest of these storms will likely be severe with a risk of hail up to the size of golfballs and localized damaging wind gusts. These individual storms will generally move off to the the northeast, while the ‘line’ itself slowly...

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Severe Storms & Heavy Rain Risks This Afternoon into Tonight

A busy weather day is setting up across parts of the state. Not everyone will see thunderstorms – nor will those who get rained on deal with severe weather or flooding. I believe we will see reports of large hail, damaging winds, and flooding over the next eighteen hours. With that said, let’s dive into the details by starting out with the latest severe weather outlook. Severe Weather Outlook: The Storm Prediction Center has maintained a large level 2 ‘standard’ risk zone for this afternoon and evening. This level 2 risk zone includes the Hill Country, Central Texas, the...

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Isolated Severe Storms just Northeast of D/FW

We didn’t think the cap would break this afternoon, and it didn’t. The cap decided to wait until the early evening to break just east of Highway 75 from McKinney to Bonham. So far we have two supercellular storms that have developed. These storms are booking it off to the northeast at 45 MPH. They have a history of producing quarter size hail in Princeton (eastern Collin County). It is unclear on how long these storms will survive before the cap smacks them back down. It seems reasonable that they’ll still be trotting along for at least another hour....

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