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A cold front moved south of the Texas Panhandle during the early morning hours.  This front stalled just south of the Texas Panhandle and then it started to lift northward during the afternoon.  By late afternoon this front had moved north to about the interstate 40 corridor.  Thunderstorms developed over Amarillo along this retreating front.  There were several reports of large hail in the city from about 3 different rounds of thunderstorms.  A large area of thunderstorms then spread east from Amarillo and dumped 3 to 5 inches of rain along and about 5 miles either side of interstate 40 in southern Carson and northern Armstrong counties.  Even a brief landspout tornado was observed west of Groom, TX.  The thunderstorms then formed into a large cluster that brought 0.5 to 1.5 inches of rain to much of the southeast Texas Panhandle along and to the south of interstate 40.  More severe thunderstorms moved southeast out of Colorado and New Mexico just before sunset.  These storms were being driven by an upper level disturbance that was moving southeast at the time.  Severe storms brought wind damage to Kenton, OK and Boise City, OK. Winds as high as 98 miles an hour were clocked at the Oklahoma Mesonet station 3 miles south-southeast of Boise City, OK.


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