Skip to comments.Oklahoma - Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch
Posted on 05/31/2013 2:27:54 PM PDT by dirtboy
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 262 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 330 PM CDT FRI MAY 31 2013
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA
* EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON FROM 330 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... SEVERAL INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY NUMEROUS VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY NUMEROUS DAMAGING WIND GUSTS LIKELY WITH SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF BARTLESVILLE OKLAHOMA TO 30 MILES EAST OF WICHITA FALLS TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR TORNADOES AND 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 260...WW 261...
DISCUSSION...AN EXTREMELY UNSTABLE AIR MASS HAS DEVELOPED ACROSS MUCH OF CENTRAL/EASTERN OK THIS AFTERNOON. THIS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING ALONG THE DRYLINE OVER WEST-CENTRAL OK...AND ALONG A WEAK BOUNDARY EXTENDING NORTHEASTWARD INTO NORTHEAST OK. DISCRETE SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF EXTREMELY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE. DAMAGING WINDS WILL BECOME AN INCREASING THREAT THROUGH THE EVENING.
AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 4 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26025.
And Moore is right in the middle of it. Poor folks.
My friends in Prague seem to be right in the middle of it all. Prayers are up.
Spent last evening in my hidie hole under the house. may be there again tonight.
Stay safe!! Prayers for Oklahoma!
Knees down. Prayers up.
Four inch hailstones? That’s gonna leave a mark on the car’s finish. One that goes all the way to the pavement. BTT
PDW just issued for Moore and surrounding area.
Particularly Dangerous Watch.
Lord, have mercy.
Rotation near Hennessey, OK, south of HW 51.
Hope it doesn’t come to that... but the situation doesn’t look good...so I suspect you’ll plan on it and if nothing comes of it you’re still good to go. News makes it sound like it’s a dangerous build up though...
What state are you in if you don’t mind my asking?
We had two E-1 tornadoes here in Pa...and rare that occurs...from the same pattern that previously went thru the Alley.
Looks like Kansas is on equal footing with Oklahoma Tomguy....
What’s the best news to watch for the areas there?
The Moore tornado came from a supercell that had another cell merge with it.
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