Skip to comments.PDS (Particularly Dangerous Situation) Tornado Watch - Arkanasas
Posted on 04/27/2014 2:08:00 PM PDT by dirtboy
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 100 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 335 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL ARKANSAS EXTREME SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
* EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 335 PM UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... NUMEROUS TORNADOES EXPECTED WITH A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER LIKELY SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTH OF DE QUEEN ARKANSAS TO 50 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF PINE BLUFF ARKANSAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
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 95...WW 96...WW 97...WW 98...WW 99...
DISCUSSION...DISCRETE STORMS ARE BEGINNING TO DEVELOP ALONG THE DRYLINE NEAR THE RED RIVER IN SE OK...WHILE OTHER CONVECTION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP FARTHER S IN NE TX THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON. THESE STORMS WILL MOVE ENEWD INTO THE WARM SECTOR AND MATURE...AND WILL ENCOUNTER AN INCREASINGLY FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR TORNADOES IN AR. LOW-LEVEL SHEAR IS VERY STRONG ALONG A RESIDUAL OUTFLOW BOUNDARY ACROSS CENTRAL AR...AND THE LOW LEVELS WILL SLOWLY WARM AND MOISTEN IN THE WAKE OF EARLIER CONVECTION. DISCRETE SUPERCELLS MOVING INTO THIS ENVIRONMENT WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LONG TRACK...STRONG/VIOLENT TORNADOES WELL INTO THE EVENING.
AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.
Horrible, everyone stay safe, especially in Missouri it looks really bad right now
Listening to live tornado sirens in Pleasanton, KS from your link.
RT @MikeCollierWX: Injuries reported in Quapaw, OK. Crew in place and gathering the latest information. pic.twitter.com/cJc4AJbPvJ
My prayers go out to the people of Arkansas and everyone affecting by this weather....
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
549 PM CDT SUN APR 27 2014
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPRINGFIELD HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN CHEROKEE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST KANSAS...
JASPER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...
NORTHWESTERN NEWTON COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI...
* UNTIL 615 PM CDT
* AT 548 PM CDT...A CONFIRMED LARGE AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TORNADO
WAS LOCATED NEAR GALENA...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH.
THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
HAZARD...DAMAGING TORNADO. A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND NEAR
GALENA. DAMAGE HAS BEEN REPORTED IN BAXTER SPRINGS.
SOURCE...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CONFIRMED TORNADO.
IMPACT...YOU ARE IN A LIFE THREATENING SITUATION. FLYING DEBRIS
WILL BE DEADLY TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE
HOMES WILL BE DESTROYED. CONSIDERABLE DAMAGE TO HOMES...
BUSINESSES AND VEHICLES IS LIKELY AND COMPLETE DESTRUCTION
* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
AIRPORT DRIVE...ALBA...ASBURY...BAXTER SPRINGS...BROOKLYN
CRESTLINE...DENNIS ACRES...DUQUESNE...GALENA...IRON GATES...
JASPER...JOPLIN...LAKESIDE...LAWTON...LOWELL...NEC K CITY...
NEUTRAL...OAKLAND PARK...ORONOGO...PURCELL...RIVERTON...SHOAL CREEK
DRIVE...WACO AND WEBB CITY.
INTERSTATE 44 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 0 AND 11 WILL ALSO BE IMPACTED BY
Live scanner feed from Ottawa County OK. http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/ctid/2185
So far a big nothing here in southwest Arkansas. According to the Weather Channel we should have been destroyed a dozen times over today. I don’t want to be destroyed even once, but the Weather Channel folks are a bit much.
KY3 TV (Springfield MO) website is reporting 2 dead in Quapaw OK
Tornado hits Joplin MO area
Baxter Springs KS has storm damage
Springfield MO KY3 live stream
It’s not the Weather Channel...they are just reporting that Arkansas was in the HIGH RISK today...I think based on the last several years of tornado disasters they want to make sure the word gets out...it looks like you dodged a bullet. It looks like outflow from the mornings storms may have impacted the severity of the storms that formed in the afternoon. The parameters were there for violent tornadoes. This is/was a tough forecast...
Looks like the storm west of Little Rock just went tornado warned...
Debris ball indicated on the storm west of Little Rock...