A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until 10 PM CDT for portions of North, Northeast, and East Texas. This watch does not include Fort Worth or Dallas but does include McKinney. Greenville, Paris, Mount Pleasant, Mineola, Tyler, Longview, Marshall, and Texarkana. You can track the storms using our interactive radar at www.texasstormchasers.com/radar
. TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE
BOWIE CAMP CASS
COLLIN DELTA FANNIN
FRANKLIN GRAYSON GREGG
HARRISON HOPKINS HUNT
LAMAR MARION MORRIS
RAINS RED RIVER SMITH
TITUS UPSHUR WOOD
A cluster of thunderstorms extends from Mcalester, OK to Mena, AR with additional isolated thunderstorms now forming further south. These storms are moving south at about 40 MPH and should move into Northeast Texas within the next 90 minutes. Because of the extremely humid/warm atmosphere in place the storms are producing damaging winds. Fort Smith received widespread wind damage a bit earlier with these storms. Wind gusts up to 70 MPH will be possible with the strongest storms as this cluster moves south of the Red River into Texas. Remember all thunderstorms produce lightning which is quite dangerous when outdoors. Be sure to move indoors when thunder roars!
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 434
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
405 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 405 PM
UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES EAST
SOUTHEAST OF TEXARKANA ARKANSAS TO 25 MILES SOUTH OF SHERMAN
TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.