Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Majority of Area Now Under Weather Watches Through the Evening - Tue., May 28, '19

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a *TORNADO WATCH* for portions of the area until 10p tonight and a *SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH* for Texoma until 10p tonight.




Here's the map of the areas covered by each watch:





This watch includes Wichita Falls and Lawton.

People in the watch are should be ready and prepared in the event a Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning are issued.  The atmosphere is rather unstable and ready to erupt in thunderstorms.  Storms could easily go severe.

Stay tuned for further updates and possible warnings.

Here are the statements for both watches in effect:

*SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH*


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 278
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   345 PM CDT Tue May 28 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     A small part of southwestern Oklahoma
     Northwestern Texas

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 345 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...At least isolated thunderstorm development appears
   probable along the dryline from north of Abilene to west of Wichita
   Falls in the next 1-2 hours.  The storm environment will support
   supercells capable of producing large hail and isolated damaging
   gusts into this evening.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
   statute miles east and west of a line from 5 miles east of Fort Sill
   OK to 50 miles west southwest of Mineral Wells TX. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
   favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
   Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
   weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
   warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
   tornadoes.


*TORNADO WATCH*


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 276
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   250 PM CDT Tue May 28 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central and south central Kansas
     Central Oklahoma

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 250 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...Scattered supercell development is expected in the next
   couple of hours along the dryline from west central Oklahoma
   northward into central Kansas, as well as in the warm sector east of
   the dryline across south central Kansas.  The storm environment will
   favor very large hail as a primary concern, though a few tornadoes
   will also be possible.  Damaging gusts will become more of a threat
   if any clustering of storms occurs.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 35 miles northeast of Salina KS to 30
   miles east of Fort Sill OK. For a complete depiction of the watch
   see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
   tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
   area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
   threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
   and possible warnings.


Meteorologist Bryan Rupp