The Storm Prediction Center in coordination with local National Weather Service offices has indicated that a tornado watch will be issued shortly. This watch will include portions of Northwest Texas and Southern Oklahoma. We’re beginning to see signs that supercell thunderstorms may begin to form within the next two hours. Favorable ingredients will support all modes of severe weather, including an elevated risk of tornadoes. We’ll bring the watch details to you as soon as it is issued.

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  MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0493
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0109 PM CDT WED APR 17 2013

   AREAS AFFECTED...SERN TX PANHANDLE/NWRN TX INTO
   SWRN...CENTRAL...NERN OK...AND SERN KS

   CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...TORNADO WATCH LIKELY

   VALID 171809Z - 171945Z

   PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...80 PERCENT

   SUMMARY...A TORNADO WATCH WILL BE COORDINATED THIS AFTERNOON FOR
   AREAS INCLUDING NORTHWEST TX INTO SWRN...CENTRAL TO NERN OK AND SERN
   KS.

   WEST THROUGH NORTHWEST OF THE TORNADO WATCH THREAT AREA...ELEVATED
   TSTMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP ACROSS W THROUGH NW OK AND SPREAD
   INTO SRN KS.  HAIL WILL BE THE PRIMARY THREAT WITH THIS ACTIVITY.
David Reimer

David Reimer