Monday, March 19, 2012

Severe Weather Update - Southern Oklahoma / Northern Texas...

Thunderstorms are slowly beginning to intensify across portions of southcentral Oklahoma and northwest Texas, as shown by the above radar mosaic image.  This trend is likely to continue as the late morning progresses into midday, with some of the storms likely to become severe.

Large hail, damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes will be possible with this activity.

I would expect a new Tornado Watch to be issued for this region by early afternoon, continuing into the evening hours.  This watch will likely include the McAlester, Ardmore, Wichita Falls and Dallas/Ft. Worth Metro areas.  

If you live across this region, make sure that you have identified the safest place to seek shelter at home, work or school.  Also, take just a few moments this morning to ensure that your severe weather safety kit is stocked and ready to go should you need it later today.

Additional severe weather watches will be required South of this area in western and central Texas later today as well.  Folks in this region should remain alert and listen for later updates...

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