Skip to comments.Tornado outbreak likely today, forecasters say; Tulsa under flood watch through Tuesday
Posted on 05/20/2019 5:37:16 AM PDT by cba123
Update (6 a.m. Monday): In an outlook issued early Monday morning, the National Weather Service stated a tornado outbreak is expected across the southern plains, including much of Oklahoma and parts of Texas throughout the day and into the overnight hours.
Forecasters have the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro areas in "moderate" risk categories for severe weather, with a rarely used "high" risk area stretching from west Oklahoma City to roughly Snyder, Texas. A tornado risk exists across an arc from west Texas to the Oklahoma-Missouri-Arkansas border, but the "high" risk area carries greater chances for violent, long-track tornadoes.
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Tornado: sirens. Tornado watch: sirens. Tornado warning: sirens. Microburst: sirens. Flash flooding: sirens. Equipment malfunction: sirens.
That last one happened a couple of weeks ago at around 1:30 am. The police dispatcher got particularly irate at the number of calls.
Good luck everybody. Stay safe.
Did the CDC put this out?
Who is in charge of Tornado containment and quarantine?
A number of schools in OK have cancelled classes for today (Monday).
The SPC (Storm Prediction Center) has the area shaded as “High” which is not seen very often.
I’m in that high risk area. So far, sunny and warm.
I realize that's not going to help today, but I just thought I would mention it. Good luck out there!
Looks like, some time back, that lower CO2 meant MORE tornadoes.
Although I live in the desert, I spent a lot of April and May driving all of this. East Texas, Wichita Falls, all of Oklahoma (three times), the Missouri Ozarks, Mississippi flooding in Hannibal etc, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Mexico with towering thunderstorms. I got tired of rain this year.
At times like these I wish I was in Az.
Lots of trees down here on Saturday, all my neighbors got whacked.
And we’ve had one of the wetter years here in Tejas, too. Its been a wet beginning to the year. Almost like in 2015.
Dude. Yesterday, southwest of my location, a farm got hit by a tornado rated as “EF-0”
I guess its worse than a mesocyclone.
I live in the mountains in AZ, snowing and very windy but this cold front is keeping the heat at bay in the Phoenix area so you are right to want to be in AZ.
June through early September is “dust devil” season in West Texas. EF-0?
What is weird is trees down all around me, but nothing on my patch. so I don’t think it was straightline wind.
Big hucking tree just missed Ginas car
Trees down 20 foot from my property line
I love the high desert.
Nah, dust devils are nothing
:: Nah, dust devils are nothing ::
Isn’t that the definition of “zero”?
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