Think you know what kind of weather Texas is having…
Oh, give it a minute and that will change.
And given how most recent INSANE weather conditions have been?
[via The Blaze]DALLAS, Texas (The Blaze/AP) — It’s mid-April and the temperatures in Amarillo, Texas, have been reaching up into 80s this week. So, why were maintenance crews using snowplows to clear the roads Thursday? Turns out a severe, slow-moving and rather isolated storm pelted the area with several inches of hail, coupled with heavy rain that caused the small pellets of ice to form drifts as high as 4 feet.
Some motorists were trapped in muddy drifts that were waist-to-shoulder high.
“It was crazy,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Justyn Jackson said about the strange storm, which hit Wednesday afternoon. The hail was “real small” but there was a lot of it in a concentrated area, accumulating 2- to 4-feet deep, he said.
Some reports include skeptics saying the pictures of the hail piles look fake, but NOAA clarifies in a statement that feet of hail were not merely dropped in one place but pushed along due to flooding to form the waist-high drifts.
Watch this raw footage of the storm:
Will not be for the better.
If you live on, or around the southcentral plains this weekend?
We all are about to have one HECK of a terrifying, wild-weather ride!
A ride those who live in this area?
Have little hope of avoiding.
[via AccuWeather] A life-threatening, large outbreak of tornadoes is forecast to unfold across the central and southern Plains this weekend.
According to AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, “The risk is about as high as it gets.”
Oklahoma City and Wichita lie in the heart of the tornado threat area that extends from near Wichita Falls, Texas, to near Omaha, Neb., late Saturday afternoon through Saturday night.
Despite a seemingly tranquil start to the day Saturday, the environment will be such that numerous damaging thunderstorms will form from 4:00 p.m. CDT on through much of the night. A number of these storms will produce tornadoes.
Given current trends, it appears as if the severe weather late Saturday will, at the very least, reach the level of an outbreak with the potential for dozens of tornadoes. Such events are typically seen only a handful of times each year.
Unfortunately, the worst-case scenario is also on the table. In this situation, there is the possibility of a large-scale outbreak of twisters. Some of the tornadoes could be very strong and remain on the ground for miles. [Read More]
I just love this time of year and the crazy weather, don’t you?
*shakes head sadly*