Skip to comments.PDS Tornado Watch issued for Texas Panhandle, expect same for Western/Central Oklahoma later
Posted on 05/20/2019 10:44:24 AM PDT by dirtboy
https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0197.html URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 197 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1235 PM CDT Mon May 20 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of West Texas including much of the Panhandle
* Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 1235 PM until 800 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include... Numerous tornadoes expected with a few intense tornadoes likely Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to 4 inches in diameter expected Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Intense tornadic supercell thunderstorms are expected to develop across west Texas as the eastern half of the Texas Panhandle. In addition to the risk of strong tornadoes, very large hail and damaging winds are likely in the strongest cells.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles east and west of a line from 50 miles east northeast of Amarillo TX to 35 miles east of Big Spring TX. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).
Four inch hail. Sheesh.
they are getting dew points of 74-76%..this is gonna be nasty...
well I’m here in western Pa but I got to tell ya the ‘wind’ is kicking up even here as it gusts through the area.....
:: 50 miles east northeast of Amarillo TX to 35 miles east of Big Spring TX ::
The Ft. Stockton Dry Line has saved you again!
Probably kicked off by the stuff coming past our place except much worse. We just got rain snow wind and much cooler temps. Match that up with warm moist gulf air and it won’t be pretty. Heads up folks.
Used to drive across TX panhandle/OK/MO every year in late May. Always very wary and planned trips around weather forecast. Can’t get much more tornado alley than that. Never encountered tornados but saw their damage and had to take cover in a Joplin motel once but the twister veered away. People who live in those areas are very skittish about weather.
Thanks for posting; prayers UP!!
Dang, that monster is just missing Dallas.
The air here in N. Central Texas is feeling extremely “juicy,” and the winds are strong from the Gulf, so I sense a lot of energy in this weather system. Could be really bad.
Daughter is in Lubbock, I’m nervous.
re: “Looks like Kansas and northern Oklahoma are getting the worst currently: “
No discrete “right moving” (AKA right movers) super-cells that I could detect; those are the ones that spawn the big tornadoes.
stay safe out there PING
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