Tuesday, May 28, 2019

*TORNADO WATCH* from 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.

People in the watch are should be prepared to take action in the event a *TORNADO WARNING* or *TORNADO EMERGENCY* are issued.

Here's the map of the *TORNADO WATCH*:

It's important to note that the NWS SPC has debated issuing an additional watch further to the south encompassing a majority of our area.  This may happen in a few hours so it's important to stay tuned and informed.

Here's the official information from the NWS SPC on this watch:

   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).


   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