Skip to comments.Severe Weather Outbreak in Plains, Day 3 (OK, TX, AR)
Posted on 05/21/2013 9:56:04 AM PDT by dirtboy
Tornado Watch issued in North Central Texas:
Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Southern Oklahoma:
My goodness.... those poor folks.
No place to hide, no place to run. I keep wondering what I would do with only 16 minutes of warning.
MORNING CONVECTION-ALLOWING WRF AND HRRR SIMULATIONS ARE INSISTENT THAT UPSCALE GROWTH WILL OCCUR THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. GIVEN THE DEGREE OF INSTABILITY...BUOYANCY AND SHEAR...SETUP MAY YIELD A DERECHO ACCELERATING EWD TOWARDS THE ARKLATEX REGION BY EARLY EVENING. HERE TOO...THE STRONGEST LOW-LEVEL S/SWLYS WILL REMAIN...PROMOTING EMBEDDED MESOVORTICES CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A COUPLE OF SIGNIFICANT TORNADOES. OTHERWISE...POTENTIAL DOES EXIST FOR WIDESPREAD/DESTRUCTIVE DAMAGING WIND GUSTS.
Damn. Prayers for everyone there. I’ve been through two tornadoes (Windsor and Statesboro) and one hurricane (Hugo). Not fun.
Funny how the hatch leaves Austin just out of it... looking at radar right now I’d say they need to include the eastern hill country, too...
A possible derecho like the one that hit Virginia and the DC area last summer.
Arklatex is where Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana meet.
The Weather Channel has issued an alert for Central Texas, west of I35 and south to the border:
“EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AIRMASS POISED TO ERUPT IN SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS BY LATE AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING.”
Praying. And watching.
Heightened concern exists along and north of a Burnet to Austin to Giddings line this evening... where the most unstable conditions will reside. This area will be most at risk for very large hail and
63 mph wind guts in Decatur
Yep. Get the vehicles in the garage and be safe.
Significant tornadoes are looking less and less likely.
A Derecho, while bad, dropping a lot of trees and powerlines, and covering much more area than even a large tornado outbreak, is far less likely to kill people or completely destroy buildings.
This morning it looked like it could be as bad or worse than yesterday, and SPC had about the same risk level. Yet another argument against “school should be canceled if there’s storm risk!” nonsense.
Kinda in a spot. My daughter got us 7p concert tickets tonight at the new 360 Ampitheater which appears to be wholly outdoors.
Mothers’ Day present, and while I avoid large falling ice rocks generally... of course my gut tells us we’re going to get hammered but you know how Lucy is always yanking our forecasted weather away from us. Dave hasn’t cancelled the show yet.
I think the worst of it will be later this afternoon around the DFW area.
Heads up, Texan FReepers!
Tornado Warning, Bowie County, far NE Texas.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a
* Tornado Warning for...
central Bowie County in northeast Texas...
this includes the cities of... Simms... New Boston...
south central Little River County in southwest Arkansas...
* until 230 PM CDT
* at 157 PM CDT... National Weather Service meteorologists detected a
severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 6 miles north of
Simms... moving northeast at 25 mph.
* Other locations in the warning include but are not limited to Hooks
A Tornado Warning means that strong rotation has been detected in the
storm. A tornado may already be on the ground... or is expected to
develop shortly. If you are in the path of this dangerous storm...
move indoors and to the lowest level of the building. Stay away from
windows. If driving... do not seek shelter under a Highway overpass.
Lat... Lon 3369 9433 3345 9410 3332 9454 3346 9469
time... Mot... loc 1902z 228deg 22kt 3345 9453
Gonna be a bit windy here.
All planes grounded at DFW Airport.
So far, pretty quiet. Severe storm watches in NY State/New England and Tennessee and Kentucky. Tornado watch added in far NE Texas and SW/SC Arkansas.
Looks like the weather is over Ft. Worth right now so should be passing DFW shortly.
High straight line winds mostly, heard up to 60 MPH near DFW airport.
Just passed on through a few minutes ago in N. Dallas. Just gusty rain, but no hail, or damage so far. I think the worst is over...We’ll take the rain.
Should be all done by 4 PM.
Survey crews found at least one area of EF-5 damage in Moore.
Just got back from the fishing well with a half dozen crappie and noticed the skies are very dark here. No high winds, but the skies look threatening.
I was “-” close to leaving to pick up my daughter off Boggy to go see Dave Matthews but Dave just postponed for 24 hours at 4:30. My nerves have been jangled all day!
I expect we’ll get some short-lived semi-hell in about an hour.
We’ve been watching the radar here and it looks like there are some storms headed our way. Stay safe girl.
Yep, not one tornado report as of this morning. Thankfully. It's good to have a severe weather thread that only gets a handful of responses.