A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH is in place until 10pm for the central and western Texas panhandle region. Large hail in up to 2 inches in diameter and damaging winds will be the main threat within any of the isolated cells that develop along the dryline this afternoon near or just east of the TX/NM border. One storm which developed in the past hour near Bovina just east of the TX/NM border has seen reports of hail up to 1.85 inches. Widespread thunderstorm coverage is not expected this afternoon, but additional very isolated development is possible anywhere along the dryline from far west TX along the I-10 corridor all the way up into the western and central panhandle region. Once we begin to lose daytime heating after sunset, any activity that has developed is expected to quickly die off.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 142 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 350 PM CDT Fri Apr 14 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of The western Texas Panhandle * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 350 PM until 1000 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Deepening cumulus along the Texas/New Mexico border will likely evolve into a couple of storms over the next few hours, with other isolated storm development possible into the northwest Texas Panhandle. The storm environment will support supercells with a primary risk of large hail through late evening. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 35 statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles northeast of Dalhart TX to 105 miles south southwest of Amarillo TX.