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High Risk of Severe Weather with Strong Tornadoes in Oklahoma (5/19/10)
Storm Prediction Center ^

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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: oklahoma; severeweather; tornado; tornadoes
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Another potentially deadly day in central Oklahoma with the forecast of a severe weather outbreak and the possibility of strong long-track tornadoes. This is centered on Oklahoma City, which saw deadly tornadoes on May 10th.
1 posted on 05/19/2010 10:31:38 AM PDT by halo66
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To: halo66

dang, OK has been getting a lot of this lately.


2 posted on 05/19/2010 10:33:09 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: halo66

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!


3 posted on 05/19/2010 10:38:14 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: halo66

Prayers going up for my OK and TX neighbors. God protect all my affected brothers and sisters this afternoon, evening and overnight. Amen.


4 posted on 05/19/2010 10:40:40 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: halo66

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!


5 posted on 05/19/2010 10:41:32 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: halo66

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.


6 posted on 05/19/2010 10:42:05 AM PDT by listenhillary (You might be a modern LIBERAL if you read 1984 & said "YEAH! That's the world that I want!")
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To: halo66

This could be a daily thread.


7 posted on 05/19/2010 10:42:06 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: halo66
This radar is LIVE - it will continue to update throughout the day:



8 posted on 05/19/2010 10:46:09 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: halo66

likely a PDS watch later with that high-risk band.


9 posted on 05/19/2010 10:46:23 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Red_Devil 232

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.


10 posted on 05/19/2010 10:47:48 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: dfwgator
Lots of rain....Typical T & L storm for OK...

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.

11 posted on 05/19/2010 10:48:22 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Osage Orange

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.


12 posted on 05/19/2010 10:51:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Going fishing at Texhoma late summer.....

Be safe!!

I need to find my dog!!

13 posted on 05/19/2010 10:53:50 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: listenhillary

grapefruit size!


14 posted on 05/19/2010 10:54:48 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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Here’s a link to a live Doppler animation map of the US from the Weather Channel:

http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/dopplerradarusnational/index_large_animated.html


15 posted on 05/19/2010 10:55:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Osage Orange

Keep you head up. Animals can sense impending disaster. Or so they say, whoever the heck “they” are.


16 posted on 05/19/2010 10:56:14 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: All

Here’s a zoom-in on the Midwest:

http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/dopplerradarusnational/midwestradar2100mile_large_animated.html


17 posted on 05/19/2010 10:56:31 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Drill Thrawl
She left very early in the morning...."dark thirty" so to speak.

Nothing but T & L storms here....and lot's of H2O.

Thanks

18 posted on 05/19/2010 10:58:57 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: halo66
Based on this morning's (animated) radar, I would place KS & MO at higher risk than OK. Of course, if new cells pop up, OK may be in for rough times...

Prayers for all the above...

19 posted on 05/19/2010 11:05:39 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA
The radar shows a morning MCS moving out of Oklahoma. The outflow boundaries left by these morning storms will act as the mechanism for an explosive situation across central Oklahoma. New cells (supercells) will explode after 2 pm local time.
20 posted on 05/19/2010 11:11:35 AM PDT by halo66
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To: halo66

MCS?


21 posted on 05/19/2010 11:14:07 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Thanks for those maps. I didn’t realize at first that they were animated. That is why I posted the Weather Channel links.


22 posted on 05/19/2010 11:15:51 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Izzy Dunne
This radar is LIVE - it will continue to update throughout the day:

Does it self-update every 10-15 minutes? The last one appears to be about 20 minutes ago.

23 posted on 05/19/2010 11:19:17 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Make that, is it *supposed to* self-update every 10-15 minutes?


24 posted on 05/19/2010 11:20:48 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
Sorry...Mesoscale Convective System
25 posted on 05/19/2010 11:24:46 AM PDT by halo66
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To: All

Tornado Watch will be issued shortly:

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/md0623.html


26 posted on 05/19/2010 11:40:27 AM PDT by halo66
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To: TornadoAlley3; RasterMaster

ping!


27 posted on 05/19/2010 11:43:18 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (RIP Bahbah. Palin/Cheney 2012)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Just a spring rite of passage!


28 posted on 05/19/2010 11:45:59 AM PDT by Ben A. Lurkin
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Water vapour imagery...

http://mapcenter.hamweather.com/satellite/wv/24hr/us.html?s=640x480

Dry line approaches the unstable air shortly.


29 posted on 05/19/2010 11:57:47 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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PDS Watch just issued:

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0190.html


30 posted on 05/19/2010 12:15:12 PM PDT by halo66
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To: halo66

Not a shock at all. Mesoanalysis looks nasty.


31 posted on 05/19/2010 12:37:58 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: halo66

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.


32 posted on 05/19/2010 12:52:25 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: ETL

Every 6 minutes. The last one I see is 14:46 CDT, about 3 minutes ago.


33 posted on 05/19/2010 12:53:13 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: halo66

It is issued until 10 p.m. for a long list of counties in Oklahoma with all of Central Oklahoma under the tornado watch.


34 posted on 05/19/2010 12:53:32 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: ETL
Does it self-update every 10-15 minutes? The last one appears to be about 20 minutes ago.

You have to refresh this thread, it does NOT update in-place.

35 posted on 05/19/2010 12:55:27 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: halo66

Bumping thread.


36 posted on 05/19/2010 12:56:40 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: halo66

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!


37 posted on 05/19/2010 1:17:08 PM PDT by Jedidah (Character, courage, common sense are more important than issues.)
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To: halo66

Uh-oh! Cells starting to “pop up” in western OK - east of the OK & TX panhandles. Supercells could develop rather quickly - not good...


38 posted on 05/19/2010 1:24:26 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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High Risk graphic from the PDS.

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/md/mcd0624.gif


39 posted on 05/19/2010 1:26:05 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: halo66

One isolated cell (”A0”) aready @ 38kft and headed for Enid...


40 posted on 05/19/2010 1:31:07 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: RebelTXRose
My friend who lives out the NW HWY...

I used to live there. ;-)

41 posted on 05/19/2010 1:31:52 PM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Izzy Dunne
You have to refresh this thread, it does NOT update in-place.

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.

42 posted on 05/19/2010 2:06:07 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: TXnMA

Tornado already reported in Dewey Co, Oklahoma.


43 posted on 05/19/2010 2:17:55 PM PDT by halo66
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To: halo66

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


44 posted on 05/19/2010 2:20:59 PM PDT by advertising guy (Consumer Of Confiscated Liquors Czar)
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To: advertising guy

Here is a link of a live chase:

http://www.tornadovideos.net/live


45 posted on 05/19/2010 2:29:56 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Clint N. Suhks
Oh the familiar sound of tornado sirens! :)
46 posted on 05/19/2010 2:36:50 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: halo66

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?


47 posted on 05/19/2010 2:39:00 PM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: TornadoAlley3

Tornado on the ground...

http://www.kfor.com/news/livestreaming/


48 posted on 05/19/2010 2:49:29 PM PDT by halo66
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To: Osage Orange

I hope you find her soon.


49 posted on 05/19/2010 2:49:42 PM PDT by maxter (Ignorance is not bliss, it is devastating, and we are witnessing some of the fruits of it.)
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To: PhiKapMom

Stay safe.


50 posted on 05/19/2010 2:56:03 PM PDT by maxter (Ignorance is not bliss, it is devastating, and we are witnessing some of the fruits of it.)
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