Recap: Severe Weather Rattles Texas, Oklahoma
March 10, 2013; 4:15 AM
AccuWeather meteorologists monitored a zone from central Texas to southern Oklahoma for severe weather Saturday afternoon and night. A potent storm system, also responsible for near-blizzard conditions in the Rockies and Plains, spent Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning generating strong thunderstorms.
Cities in line for severe weather included Dallas, Waco, San Antonio, Austin, McAlester, and Tulsa.
For a detailed overview of the severe weather potential, check out this story written by Meteorologist Brian Edwards.
Below is a list of storm reports and damage through early Sunday:
4:20 a.m. EDT Sunday: Thunderstorms, with dangerous lightning strikes, are moving eastward towards the College Station, Texas area.
3:05 a.m. EDT Sunday: As thunderstorms continue in Bexar County, Texas, wind gusts of 50 mph were reported along with the hail.
1:55 a.m. EST Sunday: A severe thunderstorm is passing just north of San Antonio, producing pea to dime size hail in Bexar County, Texas.
1:00 a.m. EST Sunday: Marble to dime-sized hail being reported in Hondo, Texas, to the west of San Antonio.
12:30 a.m. EST Sunday: Thunderstorms now approaching the San Antonio, Texas area; some of these storms are currently producing 1 inch hail.
12:06 a.m. EST Sunday: Wind gusts of 55 mph were measured in a thunderstorm just southwest of Waco, Texas.
11:45 p.m. EST Ulvade county, Texas reported pea to dime-sized hail along with dangerous lightning with the storms moving through the area.
11:15 p.m. EST: Hail over 1 inch in diameter being reported from thunderstorms moving through the northern portion of Dallas, Texas.
10:50 p.m. EST: Half inch hail was just reported north of Rocksprings, Texas.
10:28 p.m. EST: A thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds was reported near Valley Mills, Texas.
10:16 p.m. EST: Heavy rain and thunder moving through Dallas at this time.
9:52 p.m. EST: Hail larger than golf balls have been reported near Mason, Texas.
9:45 p.m. EST: Flight delays continue to increase at Dallas Fort Worth International with arriving and departing flights experiencing more than an hour delay at this time.
9:30 p.m. EST: Strong winds near Hamilton, Texas, caused the majority of a roof to be blown off of David's Grocery store.
9:24 p.m. EST: Dallas Fort Worth International reporting departing delays of 46 minutes to an hour and arriving delays up to 48 minutes.
9:13 p.m. EST: Minor street flooding reported in Brady, Texas.
9:00 p.m. EST: One inch hail and wind damage has been reported in Hamilton, Texas.
8:55 p.m. EST: Quarter inch hail reported near Brady, Texas.
8:48 p.m. EST: Dallas Fort Worth International is now reporting arriving flight delays of 37 minutes and 16 through 30 minute departing delays.
8:43 p.m. EST: A thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds was reported near Hamilton, Texas.
8:35 p.m. EST: A non-rotating wall cloud was observed two miles north of Junction, Texas 45 minutes ago.
8:19 p.m. EST: Departing flights out of the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport are experiencing 39 minute delays due to thunderstorms.
8:09 p.m. EST: Quarter to golf ball size hail was reported near Jacksboro, Texas.
8:01 p.m. EST: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 8:15 p.m. EST for Menard and Kimble counties in Texas.
7:51 p.m. EST: Wind gusts of 60 miles per hour were reported near Brady, Texas.
7:30 p.m. EST: A thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail was reported near Roosevelt, Texas.
7:25 p.m. EST: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 11 p.m. for Brown, Mcculloch, Callahan, San Saba and Coleman counties in Texas.
6:55 p.m. EST: Dallas Forth Worth International is now reporting delays due to thunderstorms.
6:20 p.m. EST: Within the next hour and a half to two hours, the storm will be moving into Dallas, Texas. Large hail and strong winds gusting to 50 miles per hour can be expected for the Dallas area.
6:05 p.m. EST: Between 2.75- and 3-inch hail reported in Decatur, Texas.
5:53 p.m. EST: One inch hail recorded in Wise and Palo Pinto Counties, Texas.
5:05 p.m. EST: Quarter to golf ball-sized hail falling in Jacksboro, Texas.
4:18 p.m. EST: 1.00-inch diameter hail covering the ground north of Jacksboro, Texas.
4:14 p.m. EST: 2.50-inch diameter hail reported near Terral, Okla.
4:02 p.m. EST: 1.75-inch diameter hail reported near Jacksboro, Texas in Jack County.
3:48 p.m. EST: Strong thunderstorms capable of producing wind gusts to 60 mph were rumbling through parts of Clay and Archer Counties in Texas along with Jefferson County, Oklahoma.
3:15 p.m. EST: A broken band of locally strong storms was intensifying along a line from Wichita Falls, Tex. to Ballinger, Tex.
3:13 p.m. EST: Gusty thunderstorms will move through the Oklahoma City metro area over the next 30-45 minutes. Wind gusts to 50 mph are possible along with small hail.
3:00 p.m. EST: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 11:00 P.M. CST from south-central Oklahoma through central Texas.
For more detailed watches and warnings, click over to the AccuWeather.com Severe Weather Center.