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National Weather Service Norman OK
1246 PM CDT Thursday Jul 24 2014

although some cumulus will be developing during the afternoon hours...
all termainals should remain under VFR conditions. Southerly surface
winds will continue through the period.


Previous discussion... /issued 611 am CDT Thursday Jul 24 2014/

the 12z aviation discussion follows....

patches of br and low ceilings will dissipate by middle-morning over
most of OK and North Texas. IFR conditions in southeast OK at sunrise will
slowly improve through MVFR through the middle-morning period. By
afternoon...all of OK/North Texas should be wide-open VFR. Winds will
gradually turn around from east to S...and speeds will remain
generally light. Somewhat stronger winds tomorrow night will
reduce the chances of br/fog then.

Previous discussion... /issued 340 am CDT Thursday Jul 24 2014/

hot weather will continue into the weekend...but the oppressive
humidity will abate somewhat over the next several days.
Nevertheless...heat indices will again rise to around 100 to 105
degrees at many locations within our forecast area...especially
the central and southern parts. The heat advisory remains in
effect until tomorrow evening.

A cold front is forecast to arrive late in the weekend...bringing
some modest relief from the heat. As the front continues southwest
into Texas...southerly flow will resume over the front around the
middle of next week. This will probably set up a situation similar
to what produced record cool maximum temperatures last week.
Models are fairly consistent in portraying a wet...cloudy day next
Wednesday...with high temperatures around 15 degrees f below

A few showers/thunderstorms will be possible with the weekend
front as it moves southwest across the region...but warm
temperatures aloft will limit coverage and intensity.


Preliminary point temps/pops...
Oklahoma City OK 95 74 99 75 / 0 0 0 0
Hobart OK 98 74 101 74 / 0 0 0 0
Wichita Falls Texas 97 75 100 75 / 0 0 0 0
gage OK 98 73 102 73 / 0 0 0 0
Ponca City OK 93 77 99 77 / 0 0 0 0
Durant OK 97 75 102 76 / 0 0 0 0


Oun watches/warnings/advisories...
OK...heat advisory until 7 PM CDT Friday for okz014>019-021>048-

Texas...heat advisory until 7 PM CDT Friday for txz083>090.




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