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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:



TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Oklahoma; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: severeweather

1 posted on 05/21/2013 9:56:04 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy
Looks like another nasty day for the region. One good thing is that the temps are 10-30 degrees lower than yesterday.



2 posted on 05/21/2013 10:05:26 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: TomGuy
Time-lapse video of yesterday's Moore tornado
3 posted on 05/21/2013 10:06:52 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

My goodness.... those poor folks.


4 posted on 05/21/2013 10:08:31 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: dirtboy

No place to hide, no place to run. I keep wondering what I would do with only 16 minutes of warning.


5 posted on 05/21/2013 10:18:06 AM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: TomGuy
Could be looking at a different sort of beast today:

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.

6 posted on 05/21/2013 10:23:07 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Damn. Prayers for everyone there. I’ve been through two tornadoes (Windsor and Statesboro) and one hurricane (Hugo). Not fun.


7 posted on 05/21/2013 10:29:20 AM PDT by real saxophonist (If something is TRULY 'common sense', then a law about it is unneccesary.)
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To: dirtboy; Arrowhead1952; austinaero; bgill

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...


8 posted on 05/21/2013 10:33:45 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: dirtboy
I understood "different sort of beast today": Arklatex storms. Can you explain the beast, please??
9 posted on 05/21/2013 11:00:30 AM PDT by exhaustedmomma (All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. Samuel Adams)
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To: exhaustedmomma

A possible derecho like the one that hit Virginia and the DC area last summer.


10 posted on 05/21/2013 11:03:23 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: exhaustedmomma

Arklatex is where Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana meet.


11 posted on 05/21/2013 11:05:39 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: txhurl

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.”


12 posted on 05/21/2013 11:07:02 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: dirtboy
Thanks! This was the answer I was looking for; I was able to look it up from your info and now I understand the situation. My dad was stationed at Barksdale, and my husband is from the Arklatex area so I understood Arklatex. AND I understood something bad was brewing (the beast!), I just didn't get what the beast was.

Praying. And watching.

13 posted on 05/21/2013 11:14:41 AM PDT by exhaustedmomma (All might be free if they valued freedom, and defended it as they should. Samuel Adams)
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To: bgill

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
isolated tornadoes.


Hmm.. I think that’s us.


14 posted on 05/21/2013 11:18:34 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

63 mph wind guts in Decatur


15 posted on 05/21/2013 11:21:27 AM PDT by advertising guy (America is bein killed w/o one bullet bein fired.........from either side)
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To: txhurl

Yep. Get the vehicles in the garage and be safe.


16 posted on 05/21/2013 11:27:00 AM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: TomGuy

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.


17 posted on 05/21/2013 11:35:04 AM PDT by Strategerist
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To: dirtboy

Sfl


18 posted on 05/21/2013 11:45:34 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: bgill

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.


19 posted on 05/21/2013 11:45:58 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Strategerist

I think the worst of it will be later this afternoon around the DFW area.


20 posted on 05/21/2013 11:46:41 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dirtboy

Heads up, Texan FReepers!


21 posted on 05/21/2013 11:58:34 AM PDT by miserare
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To: miserare

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
and Nash...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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


22 posted on 05/21/2013 12:13:38 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: miserare

Gonna be a bit windy here.


23 posted on 05/21/2013 12:14:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dirtboy

All planes grounded at DFW Airport.


24 posted on 05/21/2013 12:14:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


25 posted on 05/21/2013 12:39:50 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dfwgator

Looks like the weather is over Ft. Worth right now so should be passing DFW shortly.


26 posted on 05/21/2013 12:40:58 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: bgill

High straight line winds mostly, heard up to 60 MPH near DFW airport.


27 posted on 05/21/2013 12:42:51 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

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.


28 posted on 05/21/2013 12:45:58 PM PDT by Maringa
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To: Maringa

Should be all done by 4 PM.


29 posted on 05/21/2013 12:46:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TomGuy

Survey crews found at least one area of EF-5 damage in Moore.


30 posted on 05/21/2013 12:50:19 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Maringa
Gust front on radar:


31 posted on 05/21/2013 1:07:43 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: txhurl; basil
I’d say they need to include the eastern hill country, too...

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.

32 posted on 05/21/2013 2:33:46 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

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.


33 posted on 05/21/2013 2:49:33 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: txhurl

We’ve been watching the radar here and it looks like there are some storms headed our way. Stay safe girl.


34 posted on 05/21/2013 3:03:29 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Strategerist
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.

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.

35 posted on 05/22/2013 4:07:39 AM PDT by dirtboy
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