Texoma, Wichita Falls Severe weather on Sunday, March 24, 2024

Texoma, Wichita Falls Severe weather on Sunday, March 24, 2024

Diary: This story will be updated throughout the afternoon and evening of Sunday, March 24, 2024 to reflect the latest information from the Texoma Weather Service. Update this page frequently to keep up with the latest severe weather forecasts.


Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 5:45 p.m

A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Texoma, including northwest Archer, northeast Baylor, southwest Wichita and southeastern Wilbarger counties until 6:30 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, at 5:40 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located seven miles northwest of Diversion Lake, moving east at 20 mph.

Affected locations include Mankins and northeast Diversion Lake.

Several funnel clouds were reported with this thunderstorm.

If you’re in the way of warning, hide now. Move to an interior room away from windows on the ground floor of a solid building.

Rotational winds were indicated by radar. Risks for this storm include possible tornadoes and half-dollar-sized hail.


Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 5:20 p.m

At 5:14 p.m., the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, issued another severe thunderstorm warning for two Texas counties.

A new warning has been issued for southeast Wilbarger and northeast Baylor counties until 6 p.m

At 5:13 p.m., a severe thunderstorm occurred eight miles northwest of Kemp Lake, moving east at 30 mph.

Hazards associated with this storm are 60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail.


Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 4:50 p.m

At 4:39 p.m., the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, issued a severe thunderstorm warning for several counties in Texas.

Southeastern Ford County, northeastern Knox County, southwestern Wilbarger County and northwestern Baylor County are under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 5:30 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm occurred four miles northwest of Gilliland, moving east at 35 mph.

Wind gusts of 70 mph and half-dollar-sized hail are the risks associated with this storm. Stay weather aware as tornadoes are possible during severe thunderstorms.

Locations affected by this storm include Gilliland and southwest Kemp Lake


Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 4:15 p.m

The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, issued a severe thunderstorm warning for two Texas counties.

Ford and Knox counties were placed under a severe thunderstorm warning at 4:06 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm occurred 11 miles west of Truscott, moving northeast at 55 mph.

Storm risks include wind gusts up to 60 mph and half-dollar-sized hail.


Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 2:55 p.m

The National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect until 9 PM on Sunday, March 24, 2024, for the following counties:

  • Texas — Archer, Baylor, Clay, Ford, Hardeman, Knox, Throckmorton, Wichita, and Wilbarger counties
  • Oklahoma — Comanche, Cotton, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Kiowa, Stevens, and Tillman counties

The main threats associated with Sunday’s storm activity include hail up to the size of golf balls and wind gusts near 60 to 80 mph, NWS officials said. They said a tornado or two could not be ruled out, mainly in northern Oklahoma.

Southeast Texoma counties will likely be added to a severe thunderstorm watch later Sunday evening, Chief Meteorologist Michael Boehling said.


TEXOMA (KFDX/KJTL) – The majority of communities in Texoma are facing the threat of severe weather as a line of storms begins to develop and move into the area Sunday afternoon.

Severe weather forecast for Sunday (Photo courtesy of NWS)

According to the National Weather Service in Norman, Oklahoma, strong to severe thunderstorms are expected in the area in the late afternoon and evening hours of Sunday, March 24, 2024.

The main threats associated with Sunday’s storm activity include hail up to the size of golf balls and wind gusts near 60 to 80 mph, NWS officials said. They said a tornado or two could not be ruled out, mainly in northern Oklahoma.

Additionally, NWS officials said strong non-thunderstorm wind gusts approaching 50 to 60 mph are expected.

Extreme timing for Sunday (Photo courtesy of NWS)

The potential for severe weather in Texoma will begin as early as 3 p.m. Sunday, with storms likely forming along a dry line in western counties, then moving to the east, Chief Meteorologist Michael Bohling said in a Facebook post.

The potential for severe weather depends on atmospheric instability and surface-level humidity, Bohling said.

“The question is how well the atmosphere can recover after this morning’s storms,” ​​Bohling said in a Facebook post. “If it recovers well, expect a few storms with large hail and gusty winds as the main threat. The tornado risk is low, but cannot be ruled out at this time.”

Tornado forecast for Sunday (Photo courtesy of NWS)

Although many Texoma communities have a relatively equal chance of experiencing severe weather Sunday night, determining exactly which areas will be affected is more difficult, and not everyone in the area will see storms, Bohling said.

Bohling also said current forecast models indicate a second line of storms will form around 8 p.m. in southwestern parts of Texoma, moving east.

The Texoma Weather Service will monitor severe weather in Texoma as it develops. This story will be updated at the top with updates throughout the evening of Sunday, March 24, 2024.

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