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Heat Across The Southern U.S.; Storms And Heavy Rain in Central U.S.

The early-season heat across portions of the Southern U.S. will continue for much of this week with more potential record high temperatures. On Tuesday, expect 90s and triple digits from the southern Plains into parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Also on Tuesday, strong to severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rainfall will be possible from the central Plains into the Mid Mississippi Valley. Read More >


 Significant Weather Events in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles

Channing Tornado
Amarillo Flooding
Heavy Snow
  2022 2021 - Year in Review
  February 2nd - 4th: Two Rounds of Snow and Dangerous Wind Chills February 9th - 16th: Two Rounds of Snow and Record Cold Temperatures
  March 21-22nd: Strong Winds and Heavy, Wet Snow March 13th: Nine Tornadoes
    May 26th, 29th, and 30th: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Rainfall
    June 12th: Severe Storms with Damaging Winds
    June 24th + 25th: Thunderstorm Wind Damage, Rain
    July 4th: Severe Storms for Independence Day
    December 15th: High Winds, Wildfires
2020 - Year in Review 2019 - Year In Review 2018 - Year in Review
January 28th: Moderate to Heavy Snow Across the Northern and Eastern Panhandles

January 3rd: Moderate to Heavy Snow Across the Eastern Texas Panhandle

May 11 Pyro-Cumulonimbus Turned Severe Thunderstorm
February 4th: Light to Moderate Snow Band Across the Southern Texas Panhandle

March 13th: 80+ MPH Winds Across the Panhandles

November 11 Veteran's Day Winter Storm and Thundersnow
June 9th: High Winds, Fires, Blowing Dust Across the Panhandles March 22nd: 2 Tornadoes and Accumulating Hail

December 26-27 Severe Weather Then Snow Storm

June 19th: Severe Storms and Rainfall Across the Panhandles

April 17th: Severe Weather, Landspout Tornadoes, Tornado West of Higgins


June 21st: Widespread Severe Weather May 7th: 7 Tornadoes in the Texas Panhandle  
Oct 25-29: Multiple Rounds of Sleet, Ice, and Snow May 23rd: Eight Tornadoes in the Panhandles  
December 2nd: Heavy Snow in the Northeastern Panhandles

June 18th: Supercell Impacts Borger and Pampa

December 13th: Snow Across the Panhandles October 24, 2019: Snow Event  
2017 - Year in Review

2016 - Year in Review

2015 - Year in Review
May 16, 2017 Tornadoes   July 5-13 Heat 2nd Hottest Temp November 16 Tornado Outbreak
May 10 Overnight Tornadoes June 13 EF-2 Tornado  January 21-22 Snow
Rare Late April Snowfall and Blizzard May 22 Tornadoes   
January 13-16 Ice Storm May 16 Tornadoes   
January 5-6, 2017 Snow April 23 Tornadoes & Flooding  
  March 26 White Easter  
  March 23 Wildfire Outbreak  
2014 - Year in Review 2013 - Year in Review 2012 - Year in Review
February 9-10 Factory Effect Snows February 12 Winter Storm February 2-3 Tornadoes
June 22-23 Severe Storms February 21 Winter Storm April 11 Hail Glacier
June 30 Severe Storms February 25 Blizzard April 30 Severe Storms
July 16 Severe Storms & Flooding May 28 Severe Storms August 20 Storms and Flooding
  August 7-8 Severe Storms and Flooding December 14 Tornadoes
2011 - Year in Review 2010 - Year in Review 2009 - Year in Review
February 8-9 Winter Storm January 28 Winter Storm May 15 Tornadoes
February 16-17 Wildfires April 20 Severe Storms April 16 Severe Weather
February 27 Wildfire Outbreak April 22 Severe Storms March 26-28 Blizzard
June 11 Severe Storms May 18-19 Severe Storms  
July 22 Amarillo Microburst May 24-25 Heavy Rain and Severe Storms  
  June 12-13 Severe Storms and Heavy Rain  
  July 7 Record Rains  
  November 10-11 Flooding and Snow  
2008 - Year in Review 2007 - Year in Review 2006 - Year in Review
June 4 Wildfire (Use IE) January 20 Winter Storm March Panhandle Wildfires
June 19 Severe Weather March 28 Tornado Outbreak August 21 Amarillo Flash Flood
August 11-18 Heavy Rain April 21 Tornado Outbreak November 29-30 Winter Storm
October 11-14 Heavy Rain (Use IE) May 23 Wolf Creek Flood December 18-20 Winter Storm
  June 19 Wind Event December 29 Winter Storm
   October 17 Tornado  
2004 - Year in Review 2003 - Year in Review 1947
June 21 Amarillo Hailstorm May 15 Tornado Outbreak April 9 Higgins-Glazier Tornado

 Climatological Data  

Top 10 Panhandle Weather Events of the 20th Century
Top 10 Deadliest Texas Tornadoes
Tornadoes in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles 1950-2019
Severe Convective Storm Climatology of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles