It’s starting to get real busy on radar across the panhandle, north Texas and also down into the western Hill Country region as isolated storms have popped up over the past several hours. By far, the most volatile weather has been in the far northeastern panhandle, near Canadian, where a nearly stationary supercell thunderstorm has produced numerous funnels and at least one confirmed tornado west of Canadian. Folks in this area need to be on high alert for the formation of additional funnels and/or a tornado. Also in the southern panhandle, north of Silverton, another storm with rotation has developed and is being monitored. So far, no actual tornado has been reported, but we’re seeing a few reports of golfball size hail.
Further south across western north Texas, just to the north of Henrietta, TX, another large cell, also nearly stationary, with increasing low-level rotation is being monitored for the potential of producing very large hail…possibly up to baseball size…and a possible tornado.
For north central Texas, we have a cell just east of Stephenville which may be producing 1 inch hail and 60mph winds. It’s also…nearly stationary. I’m sure that’s not fun for anyone currently under that cell.
Across the western Hill Country, we have two large supercells between Menard and Mason which are also not moving very quickly in any one particular direction. Golf ball size hail and 60mph wind gusts are the greatest threats with this area of storms. That’s all for now! We’ll have additional updates out later this evening!