Skip to comments.High Risk of Severe Weather with Strong Tornadoes in Oklahoma (5/19/10)
Posted on 05/19/2010 10:31:37 AM PDT by halo66
PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 1134 AM CDT WED MAY 19 2010
...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER IN NORMAN OK IS FORECASTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW STRONG TORNADOES OVER PARTS OF OKLAHOMA LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY TONIGHT.
THE AREAS MOST LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE THIS ACTIVITY INCLUDE
PARTS OF OKLAHOMA
ELSEWHERE...SEVERE STORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN PLAINS TO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
MORNING THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA WILL CONTINUE TO GRADUALLY WEAKEN EARLY THIS AFTERNOON AS IT PROGRESSES EAST INTO THE OZARKS REGION OF SOUTHERN MISSOURI AND NORTHERN ARKANSAS. IN THE STORMS WAKE...AN OUTFLOW BOUNDARY WILL STALL ACROSS CENTRAL OKLAHOMA WHILE A DRYLINE SHARPENS FROM WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND CENTRAL TEXAS DURING THE AFTERNOON.
A VERY MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIR MASS WILL CONTINUE TO FLOW NORTHWARD THIS AFTERNOON TO THE OUTFLOW BOUNDARY AND EAST OF THE DRYLINE...SETTING THE STAGE FOR AN ACTIVE SEVERE WEATHER DAY FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS.
STRONG HEATING AND THE APPROACH OF AN UPPER AIR DISTURBANCE WILL HELP INITIATE THUNDERSTORMS OVER CENTRAL AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA AHEAD OF THE DRYLINE AND ALONG THE OUTFLOW BOUNDARY BY MID-AFTERNOON. SUPERCELLS WILL BE LIKELY WITH TORNADOES...VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. A FEW OF THE TORNADOES MAY BE STRONG...ESPECIALLY FROM NEAR/JUST WEST OF OKLAHOMA CITY METRO AREA EAST-SOUTHEAST INTO PORTIONS OF EAST-CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.
THE STORMS WILL CONTINUE EAST AND SOUTHEAST INTO EASTERN OKLAHOMA...NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS AND WESTERN ARKANSAS BY MID-EVENING WITH CONTINUED THREATS FOR TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.
STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGERS ARE MONITORING THIS POTENTIALLY VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. THOSE IN THE THREATENED AREA ARE URGED TO REVIEW SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY RULES AND TO LISTEN TO RADIO...TELEVISION...AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR POSSIBLE WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND STATEMENTS LATER TODAY.
dang, OK has been getting a lot of this lately.
Just dang! I am so lucky not to live in OK. I hate severe weather. We get our share here in MS but OK has been getting hit day after day and it has to be nerve wracking!
Prayers going up for my OK and TX neighbors. God protect all my affected brothers and sisters this afternoon, evening and overnight. Amen.
My friend who lives out the NW HWY will be in her tornado shelter... she’s getting pretty cozy in there lately! Just praying there’s no bad weather for her daughter’s wedding in June!
They can’t catch a break.
I heard something about a recent massive hail storm, but didn’t get to catch the whole story. Off to look.
This could be a daily thread.
likely a PDS watch later with that high-risk band.
Severe weather usually isn’t that bad. The odds of you actually seeing a tornado are almost nothing.
That said, hail and wind can do a lot of damage and have done so. It’s nothing to sneeze at.
All I’m saying is I would rather risk a tornado than a hurricane or earthquake.
I'm in NE OK....
The bad thing for me is...my border collie busted thru a gate...and headed for the hills. She hates T & L...
I've advised my neighbors....but I'm some worried about her..she's never done this before.
It’s actually been a fairly mild spring so far here in DFW (knock wood). It’s almost as if the storms stop right at the Red River.
I need to find my dog!!
Here’s a link to a live Doppler animation map of the US from the Weather Channel:
Keep you head up. Animals can sense impending disaster. Or so they say, whoever the heck “they” are.
Here’s a zoom-in on the Midwest:
Nothing but T & L storms here....and lot's of H2O.
Prayers for all the above...
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