Friday, May 24, 2019

*TORNADO WATCH* for Texoma

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a
*TORNADO WATCH*
until 9p



Here's the map of the watch area:




Additional watches are possible later in the day for other parts of the area.  Stay tuned for additional watches, updates and warnings.


Here is the complete NWS SPC information on this *TORNADO WATCH*:


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 234
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   450 PM CDT Fri May 24 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southwest and central Oklahoma
     Western North Texas

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 450 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...Supercell cluster in northwest Texas should move across
   parts of southwest Oklahoma and western North Texas, while
   additional storms may develop into central Oklahoma through the
   evening. Large hail and damaging winds will be possible. Tornado
   threat should be greatest between 7 to 10 PM.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 60 miles southwest of Wichita Falls TX
   to 25 miles north northeast of Oklahoma City OK. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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