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...
Thanks for those maps. I didn’t realize at first that they were animated. That is why I posted the Weather Channel links.
Does it self-update every 10-15 minutes? The last one appears to be about 20 minutes ago.
Make that, is it *supposed to* self-update every 10-15 minutes?
Tornado Watch will be issued shortly:
Just a spring rite of passage!
Water vapour imagery...
Dry line approaches the unstable air shortly.
PDS Watch just issued:
Not a shock at all. Mesoanalysis looks nasty.
Another dry line coming through spells trouble. I was in Midwest City about 90 minutes ago and it seemed lot colder up there then here in Norman. The last round of tornadoes that hit Central Oklahoma caused damage but most of it was out of the heavily populated areas.
The tornado they dubbed the Norman tornado did very little damage in Norman proper but was out in the rural areas of the city which the national media missed.
Norman has had a few drops of rain as the huge system this morning stayed to the northern parts of the metro area of OKC.
Norman didn’t get any rain out of the hailstorm that hit OKC on Sunday. It tracked quite a bit north of us.
Every 6 minutes. The last one I see is 14:46 CDT, about 3 minutes ago.
It is issued until 10 p.m. for a long list of counties in Oklahoma with all of Central Oklahoma under the tornado watch.
You have to refresh this thread, it does NOT update in-place.
Technology has become so advanced that when the Storm Prediction Center in Norman says “high probability,” it means devastation on the ground somewhere in the watch area.
We’re, fortunately, just in the slight risk area tonight. All Okie FReepers be ready to duck!
Uh-oh! Cells starting to “pop up” in western OK - east of the OK & TX panhandles. Supercells could develop rather quickly - not good...
High Risk graphic from the PDS.
One isolated cell (”A0”) aready @ 38kft and headed for Enid...
I used to live there. ;-)
Thanks. Got it.
Same goes for the Weather Channel links I posted earlier: you need to refresh the page. I forgot to mention it too.
Tornado already reported in Dewey Co, Oklahoma.
I’ve had the waether channel on since I got up and I’m in Phoenix.....seemed like they were rootin for weather too.......it’s clouding up to be sure but was clear as the constitution this morn
Here is a link of a live chase:
Don’t worry, the Annointed One still won’t come and offer his condolences and support, even if there’s a repeat of the 1999 Moore, Oklahoma storm, which killed dozens of people and had the highest wind speed ever recorded with a tornado.
Remember: if you’re in a Red State and suffer a natural disaster under O’s watch, you’re on your own. If you don’t believe me, just ask the good people of Oklahoma (who suffered through that previous round of deadly storms), Yazoo City, MS and Nashville.
On the other hand, how long would it take the Pretender-in-Chief to visit disaster victims in New York, LA, Chicago or Detroit?
Tornado on the ground...
I hope you find her soon.