Storm Prediction Center Issues a Statement Concerning Potential Tornado Outbreak
As I expressed in my from last night, today will be a bad day for the Plains. As expected, the severe threat has been elevated to a rare HIGH RISK. Here is a statement from the Storm Prediction Center on the potential of a violent outbreak of tornadoes late today/tonight for parts of Texas and Oklahoma.
PUBLIC SEVERE WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1214 PM CDT MON MAY 20 2019
...Outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms expected over
parts of the southern Plains today and tonight...
Much of Oklahoma
Northwest Texas and the eastern Texas Panhandle
Numerous intense and long-track tornadoes
Widespread damaging winds, some hurricane force
Widespread large hail, some baseball size
An outbreak of tornadoes, some potentially long-track and
violent, is expected today into this evening over portions of
northwest Texas into western and central Oklahoma. More isolated
but still potentially dangerous severe weather, including
tornadoes and destructive winds and hail, is possible in
surrounding parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas.
Review your severe weather safety procedures for the possibility
of dangerous weather today. Stay tuned to NOAA Weather Radio,
weather.gov, or other media for watches and warnings. A tornado
watch means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes to form
during the next several hours. If a tornado warning is issued for
your area, move to a place of safety, ideally in a basement or
interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building.
Information courtesy NOAA's Storm Prediction Center
I'll be monitoring the situation closely and we'll be sure to provide WxLIVE coverage thru the newly launched #WxLIVENOWyoutube channel as storms develop. I'll see you then. Stay tuned.