Friday, May 24, 2019

*TORNADO WATCH* until 9p

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 232
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   135 PM CDT Fri May 24 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     west Texas

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
     900 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Supercells will continue developing this afternoon and
   evening posing a risk for large hail and damaging wind gusts. A few
   tornadoes will also be possible, especially by late afternoon into
   early evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 75 miles east northeast of Amarillo TX
   to 80 miles south of Lubbock TX. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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