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.
Two live streams out of Oklahoma City:
For Kansas, Google ‘tv stations’ in major city(ies) near where you are interested.
Wichita, Kansas City, Joplin Topeka may be streaming.
National Weather Alert:
Tornado Warning El Reno, OK area
Even Dr. Forbes, the Weather Channel's severe weather guru, is rather aghast....saying he's never seen what was just fluffy clouds 30 minutes before, blossom to 11 mile high superstorms.
Today, I'm feeling fortunate that I live within sight of the San Andreas Fault.
Hunker down y'all !
Just east of Bridgeport, OK, along and just south of I-40 heading toward El Reno, possibly Yukon.
Rotation increasing, nearing 100 mph.
Weather Chaser says he cannot see any rotation on the ground.
Sirens sounding in El Reno.
Thank you very much.
My mother-in-law and sister-in-law both lost their homes in Joplin two years ago. I pray that they don’t have to suffer from this again. The devastation there was incredible. We drove down the next day to help them. All the landmarks were gone, as well as all the street signs. It took us a while to even figure out where we were. We finally found a home for them both to live in together, both widows, my sister-in-law lost her husband in the tornado. They survived, but lost many friends.
Prayers up for all in the path.
Rotation sections may be joining, potential to develop into larger MASSIVE tornado just west of El Reno.
Circulation is rain-wrapped, difficult to make out whether tornado(s) have formed.
KFOR radar shows vortex formed.
Hail size just over 3” diameter.
Like the wall cloud has dropped to the ground ...but now tornado on the ground.....could go to multi-vortex tornado...on the ground...here we go!!!!!.
Said hail size now 3.7 ...predicting hardball and soft ball...
now multi vortex south of I-40 coming down right now...very low to the ground!
KFOR & Live5
Multi-vortex tornado on ground, near El Reno airport.
Alert!! Alert!!!.... This is a violent tornado heading toward the airport for Canadian county...dangerous multi-vortex tornado on the ground!!!!
I-40 is closed....
If this continues the airport will be destroyed.in about TWO MINUTES. the eye itself is a quarter mile wide....
Go below underground....
Utterly massive hook echo forming on that storm.
Going to be destructive Dirtboy....and a big one...rotation wind velocity is already over 100 miles.........
FOX LIVE FEED
Crikey! Keep your heads down. BTT
That hook looks like the one that hit in Moore....
Tornado moving south now...expects to hit El Rino...south of the airport...hard to see...rain wrapped...large circulation....
If anyone here is in the vicinity of El Reno TAKE COVER NOW
KFOR chaser says ‘this thing is go big they don’t want to drive near it’.
1/2 mile wide.
Watching News 9 arial..
.....mighty nasty beast forming there.....
Wow! check out that hook! unbelievable!