Skip to comments.PDS Tornado Watch issued for all of Central Oklahoma and South Central Kansas
Posted on 05/10/2010 11:38:13 AM PDT by Crazieman
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 147 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 125 PM CDT MON MAY 10 2010
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA
EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 125 PM UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER... THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 40 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF FORT SILL OKLAHOMA TO 25 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF WICHITA KANSAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
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 146...
DISCUSSION...AN DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENT IS DEVELOPING ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHERN KS AND WESTERN/CENTRAL OK THIS AFTERNOON AS AIRMASS RAPIDLY DESTABILIZES AND UPPER TROUGH APPROACHES. THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INITIALLY DEVELOP ALONG THE SURFACE DRYLINE OVER WESTERN OK...THEN PROGRESSING EASTWARD THROUGH THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. TORNADIC SUPERCELLS ARE A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY WITH THE THREAT OF STRONG AND LONG-TRACK TORNADOES. VERY LARGE HAIL IS ALSO LIKELY IN THE STRONGER CELLS.
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 500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25045.
At least four dead in OK.
Looks thin to me.
Thanks and glad you are fine.
LOL guess it was.
I was at a friends house at Southern Hills when a hail storm ruined her garden and stripped her trees pretty good.
Not big hail, just overwhelmingly too much and too many.
Tornado Warning for Latimer, Le Flore, and Pittsburg County in OK until 10:00pm CDT.
Did anything hit near Bethany? We have family N and NE of there off of Highway 3.
Did not hear of anything in Bethany. Most of the damage came along Rt 9 from the tornado that formed in south Norman about a block from the National Weather Center which picked up speed and became huge as it moved along Rt 9 — at one point it grew to over a mile wide. The other damage area that got hit really hard was in the Choctaw area and east along I-40. Storms started in Yukon. It actually blew semi’s off the road along with other vehicles all across the metro.
Lot of damage along Rt 9 with this huge tornado. It went about two miles south of where I live. It took the marina out at Lake Thunderbird breaking it loose from the shore and it is out in the lake with boats tossed everywhere.
Tecumseh a town east of Norman was hit really hard with three deaths so far and search and rescue going on as I type. Been watching TV since 4 o’clock.
It is freaky with a tornado on Rt 9 less than two miles south of where I live and another one about two miles north of where I live which took down three high tension power lines. 16,000 homes in Norman are still without power.
They said this is one of the largest outbreaks ever in OK on one day with around 30 tornadoes reported by the end of the day that were on the ground. With most of them being rain wrapped there was little notification.
Sirens have finally stopped here in Norman for the evening. We have a lot of search and rescue people coming into the area being staged out of Lloyd Noble on the OU campus. Until it got dark we were seeing news helicopters flying over.
The OU medical helicopter was at the Seminole airport when the tornado hit there and cannot fly.
A lot of damage, mobile home parks mostly destroy, brick houses flatened along with business. To anyone who has driven into the Oklahoma City area from the east on I-40, the Love’s Store just outside the city before you hit I-240 has been destroyed.
Little Axe schools were hit hard by Lake Thunderbird. That area has no electricity and little water tonight.
Dry line has moved through central Oklahoma and storm activity for the day has moved east mostly into Arkansas.
This is a quick update from Norman.
Glad to see your post and know that you and yours are safe. God bless.
Oklahoma death toll now five with 58 injured.
One active tornado warning at this point: a storm in NE Texas that just passed through Central Dennison and continues ESE toward Bonham at 40mph. Warning is for Northern Grayson Count until 10:30CDT.
Thanks for the update. I remember tornadoes going through OKC a few years back. Here is the old thread describing that occasion.
Texas warning extended to 1115 local time - now for East Central Grayson county and Fannin County, TX. Storm now moving East. Looks to pass north of Bonham, near Ridings and Ivanhoe.
The one over Lake Thunderbird that came out of Norman grew over the lake as it picked up water. The pictures are unbelievable.
For the last three or four days the weather people have been talking about today being a significant event — they were correct. That dry line coming across the state set off these massive storms with circulation that turned into tornadoes.
Glad you made it. Reminded me of May 3rd.