We saw quite a few terrain induced thunderstorms pop up as we neared peak heating in the mid afternoon. A complex that pushed through regions of Benton and Carroll counties passed right over Beaver lake gathering steam as it pushed into southern MO. A few warnings were issued some time later as the storms continued to move to the north.
The above picture shows a nice rain shaft or perhaps a small-scale wet micro burst, a concentrated area of rain cooled air that falls rapidly from a decaying thunderstorm. In this case not all of the rain was evaporated. There may have been some embedded small hail too.
There is an upper level storm system now over Texas. This is moving very slowly and interaction with a few faster moving waves may likely develop a complex of storms that drops heavy rain across portions of south eastern OK. Just in the last hour, interaction of the upper level low with a wave that has pushed into the pan-handle has exploded into region of heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms.
Remember that just a foot and a half of swiftly moving water can float your vehicle away and just a mere half foot of moving water could knock you down. Please do not try to cross flooded roadways. TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!