A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for portions of the Texas panhandle until Noon today.  Strong storms have developed early this morning just north of Amarillo which are expected to move east/southeast across the area this morning.  Large hail up to ping pong ball size will be the primary threats along with damaging winds and frequent lightning. This area of storms should move out of the panhandle and into western Oklahoma between 10am and noon today.


Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 153
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   415 AM CDT Fri Apr 21 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
     Western and central Oklahoma
     Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles

   * Effective this Friday morning from 415 AM until NOON CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Hail potential will increase over the watch area the next
   few hours as scattered thunderstorms continue to develop and
   increase in coverage from the Panhandles into western Oklahoma.
   Activity should coalesce into a semi-elevated, forward-propagating
   storm complex through mid-morning, sweeping east or east-southeast
   across western/central Oklahoma, with an increasing threat for
   severe gusts as the complex gets better-organized and approaches a
   surface front.