Monday, March 19, 2012

Severe Weather Update for Oklahoma...

There are two main threats across central and eastern Oklahoma for the remainder of the afternoon and into this evening. The first will be that of flash flooding, from roughly the Oklahoma City Metro area on up through the Tulsa Metro area (click image below to enlarge/clarify)...

Rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches have already been observed across portions of this area, and an additional 3-5 inches of rain (with locally heavier amounts) are possible through this evening.

Further South, a risk of both severe storms and flash flooding continues for much of southeast and east-central Oklahoma, where the atmosphere is still unstable ahead of the approaching weather disturbance from the West.  Large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes are possible in this region.

If you live in the flash flood threat area, remember to never drive into a water covered roadway.  Even just a few inches of water can cause you to lose control of your vehicle and/or be swept away.

If you live in the severe weather threat area, remain alert this afternoon and evening.  Listen to local media or another trusted source for the latest updates and possible warnings.

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