Saturday, June 15, 2019

PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* Issued Including Wichita Falls

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a
PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION
*SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH*
for much of our area



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Here's the map of the counties effected:



Here is the official statement from the Storm Prediction Center:


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 364
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   900 PM CDT Sat Jun 15 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Western and central Oklahoma
     Western North Texas

   * Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 900 PM
     until 400 AM CDT.

   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

   * Primary threats include...
     Widespread damaging winds and scattered significant gusts to 80
       mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter possible
     A couple tornadoes possible

   SUMMARY...Potentially significant and widespread severe storms
   capable of wind damage are expected to continue eastward and impact
   a considerable portion of western into central Oklahoma as well as
   western north Texas this evening into the overnight. There is high
   confidence in widespread damaging winds along with isolated large
   hail and possibly some tornado risk as these storms move/accelerate
   east-northeastward.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 105
   statute miles north and south of a line from 40 miles west northwest
   of Altus OK to 25 miles south southeast of Chandler OK. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   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 eventually warnings throughout the evening and potentially the overnight.

Meteorologist Bryan W. Rupp