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Last Map Update: Mon, Apr 15, 2024 at 7:02:22 am CDT

Severe thunderstorms are possible off the Caprock late this afternoon and tonight with the highest chances across the eastern Rolling Plains. The severe risk will consist primarily of hail to the size of baseballs and wind gusts to 70 mph.
Warm temperatures are expected again today with highs in the 80s to near 90. East of a dryline, thunderstorms are possible beginning in the late afternoon, some of which may become severe. To the west of the dryline, very dry air and gusty southwest winds will bring a threat for critical fire weather to the western South Plains and extreme southwestern Panhandle.
Thunderstorm chances will increase on this afternoon and peak this evening with the best chances coming to the east of a Paducah to Lake Alan Henry line. Some thunderstorms may be severe with very large hail and damaging winds the main threats.
Critical fire weather conditions will develop this afternoon across the western South Plains and extreme southwestern Panhandle with relative humidity of 5-10% and southwest winds of 25-30 mph. A Red Flag Warning has been issued.




Local Weather History For April 15th...
1973: A rare early-morning tornado struck the southwestern and northwestern sections of Plainview between 4:15 and 4:30
AM. Tragically, two people died and 26 were injured as this tornado destroyed about 40 residences. Much of the following
information was obtained from the Plainview Heralds article of this devastating tornado. David Bryant