Sunday, June 23, 2019

*Severe Thunderstorm Watch* until 10p; Sun., June 23, 2019

The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a *Severe Thunderstorm Watch* until 10p for a large portion of the area including Wichita Falls, Texas.

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





Here's the official statement from the NWS SPC on the watch:


   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 436
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   215 PM CDT Sun Jun 23 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Southern Oklahoma
     Northwest and North Central Texas

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 215 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
       inches in diameter likely
     Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will increase in coverage and intensity
   across parts of north Texas and southern Oklahoma this afternoon,
   with severe thunderstorms expected.  The strongest cells will pose a
   risk of large hail and damaging winds.  An isolated tornado or two
   is also possible.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 65
   statute miles north and south of a line from 35 miles west of
   Abilene TX to 15 miles south of Poteau OK. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU6).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 433...WW 434...WW 435...

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector
   25030.

   ...Hart


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Stay tuned here for further information on this severe weather threat, including possible warnings.

Meteorologist Bryan Rupp