AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story will be updated several times as needed throughout the night on Sunday, May 7, 2023, as the National Weather Service issues severe weather alerts in Texoma counties, so refresh this page often for the latest updates.
UPDATE: Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
A new Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued in Knox County as a storm continues to impact the area as it gains strength.
The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 8 p.m. and a Flash Flood Warning until 9:45 p.m. for Knox County.
Chief Meteorologist Michael Bohling said the storm in Knox County has been “sitting” over the area and has been strengthening over the last hour.
A Flash Flood Warning is in effect for southern Knox County, including in Benjamin. Bohling said a lot of heavy rain has been dropped in the area of Highway 6 in Knox County, and travel in the area is not recommended.
Law enforcement in Knox County has confirmed that hail that is around golfball-sized has been falling near Benjamin and Munday.
Bohling said some thunderstorms are trying to develop near Archer and Baylor Counties, but they are struggling to do so.
As always, stick with Texoma’s Weather Authority on-air and online throughout the evening on Sunday and throughout the upcoming week for the latest updates.
UPDATE: Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 6:15 p.m.
The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, is monitoring a line of thunderstorms that have the potential to become severe as they move into the western portions of Texoma.
At 6:10 p.m., the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Knox County that will remain in effect until 7:15 p.m.
The main threats in this warning include hail up to about 1.25 inches in diameter and high wind speeds with gusts potentially exceeding 60 miles per hour.
The warned storm is moving in a north-eastern direction, with the potential to remain severe as it enters Foard and Wilbarger Counties in north Texas.
TEXOMA (KFDX/KJTL) — Multiple counties in Texoma are once again under the threat of severe weather as a line of storms moves into and through the KFDX/KJTL viewing area on Sunday night, May 7, 2023.
The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2023, for the following counties:
- Texas — Archer, Baylor, Foard, Hardeman, Knox, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young Counties
- Oklahoma — Cotton, Jackson, and Tillman Counties
Potential hazards during this time include up to baseball-sized hail, wind speeds reaching up to 80 miles per hour, and a very low potential for tornadic activity.
According to the National Weather Service, many of the counties south of the Red River in Texas are most likely to see severe weather between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2023, and counties north of the Red River in Oklahoma are most likely to see severe storms between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Storm activity is expected to move out of Texoma by 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
Stick with Texoma’s Weather Authority on Texoma’s Homepage as we monitor this and other severe weather threats that may impact Texoma in the coming days, weeks, and months. Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.
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