Sunday, June 9, 2019

*Severe Thunderstorm Watch*: Sun., June 9, '19

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a *SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH* for portions of the area until 1p today.



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





Folks in the watch are should be prepared for severe weather through the early afternoon.

Here is the official statement from the NWS SPC:


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 347
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   925 AM CDT Sun Jun 9 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     South central Oklahoma

   * Effective this Sunday morning and afternoon from 925 AM until
     100 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph possible
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible

   SUMMARY...A small convective system, though initially elevated, is
   producing a substantial cold pool and downdraft with damaging gusts,
   as well as large hail.  The storm environment could support the
   storms persisting at least to the Red River through midday.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
   statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles north northwest
   of Ardmore OK to 35 miles south southwest of Ardmore OK. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 updates, possible additional watches and warnings.

Meteorologist Bryan W. Rupp