Sunday, June 9, 2019

New EXPANDED/EXTENDED *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* for the area: Sun., June 9, '19

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has EXPANDED and EXTENDED a *SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH* for portions of the area until 7p today.



Here's a map of the are in the watch:





The watch area consists of eastern and southern Texoma.

Counties included in the watch area are:

  • Jefferson
  • Montague
  • Jack
  • Young

Communities included in the watch area are:

  • Waurika
  • Ryan
  • Sugden
  • Terral
  • Nocona
  • St Jo
  • Montague
  • Bowie
  • Jacksboro
  • Graham
  • Olney


The main threat from these severe thunderstorms will be very high and destructive thunderstorm winds!  Winds could be as high as hurricane force (over 74mph).  This could be a serious wind event.

Here is the official statement on the watch from the NWS SPC:


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 348
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1125 AM CDT Sun Jun 9 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     North central Texas

   * Effective this Sunday morning and evening from 1125 AM until
     700 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...An MCS has remained well organized this morning across
   southern Oklahoma, and has produced occasional wind damage and
   marginally severe hail.  The storms should persist while developing
   southward into north Texas, with an tendency for storms to intensify
   and develop westward along the outflow boundary by early-mid
   afternoon.  Swaths of damaging winds will be possible, along with
   isolated large hail through late afternoon.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 80
   statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles west northwest
   of Sherman TX to 50 miles east southeast of Stephenville 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.

Stay tuned for further updates and potential warnings.

Meteorologist Bryan Rupp