Monday, March 19, 2012

Tornado Watch for Southwest thru Northcentral Texas Until 10pm CDT...

The above Tornado Watch was just issued for southwest through northcentral Texas, and is valid until 10pm CDT this evening. This tornado watch includes the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, Waco, Stephenville, Junction and Del Rio, as well as a large part of the Texas Hill Country.

Tornadoes, large hail, dangerous lightning and damaging thunderstorm wind gusts can be expected with thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.

Thunderstorms are developing and increasing along the Western edge of the watch area.  This trend will continue as they move and develop toward the East during the afternoon and into this evening.

If you live in the above outlined areas, make sure that you have identified the safest place to seek shelter at home, work or school.  Take a few moments to ensure that your severe weather safety kit is stocked and ready to go should you need it.

If you live in the areas where the severe weather risk will continue into the night (which includes the Austin/San Antonio area), make sure that you take steps today to ensure that you have a way to receive severe weather warnings at night.

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