Saturday, June 15, 2019

*Severe Thunderstorm Watch* until 10p Sat., June 15, '19

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a *SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH*
for portions of the area until 10p today.



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






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The watch covers areas of central Texoma and all areas to the west, northwest and southwest.  Folks in these areas can expect severe thunderstorms later tonight, probably after 7p-10p.  The main threats will be:

  • Very High Damaging Thunderstorm Winds up to 75mph
  • Very Large Hail
Here are the official details from the NWS SPC:


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 361
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   340 PM CDT Sat Jun 15 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     western and northern Oklahoma
     northwest Texas

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 340 PM until
     1000 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...Rapidly developing and intensifying thunderstorms are
   expected across the region late this afternoon, accompanied by the
   risk for severe hail and strong surface gusts.  Into early evening,
   one or two larger clusters of storms are expected to eventually
   evolve and may gradually pose a risk for more widespread damaging
   wind gusts while spreading eastward.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles east and west of a line from 70 miles east northeast
   of Borger TX to 55 miles west southwest of Abilene TX. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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, possible additional watches and warnings.

Meteorologist Bryan W. Rupp