Posts Tagged ‘winds’
TORNADO WATCH for North and Central Texas
- Published on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:50
- Conley Isom
- 0 Comments
New Tornado Watch is up for north and central Texas. It runs until 7 PM. Tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds will be possible. It has been a while since we have seen this kind of setup in Texas. You need to be alert to changing conditions. Have a weather radio or app to alert you of warnings. Tune into local media. Have a plan of action in case severe weather hits your area. We will have updates through out the day.
Severe Weather Outbreak Expected in Texas Today
- Published on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 01:39
- David Reimer
- 164 Comments
After a devastating tornado in Moore, Oklahoma yesterday, I realize many folks are on edge about severe weather. I wish there was going to be blue skies and we could simply move on, but alas, mother nature has different plans. The threat of significant severe weather shifts south into Texas today. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Moderate Risk (shown as the SIGNIFICANT RISK) on our graphics for today. A significant risk of severe weather means there is a nearly 1 in 2 chance that severe weather will occur close to your location. The D/FW Metroplex is included in this significant risk and that is most definitely a concern. Waco, Killeen (Fort Hood), Temple, Corsicana, Tyler, Longview, Texarkana, Clarksville, Paris, and Bonham are a few cities included in this significant risk of severe weather.
Lets talk about threats depending on storm mode. In a line of thunderstorms, the main severe weather threats will be damaging winds over 75 MPH and golfball size hail with a weak tornado threat. Any discrete thunderstorms (supercells) will have a higher tornado threat, including the possibility of strong tornadoes. Baseball size hail and damaging winds would be very likely with any supercell as well. The highest tornado threat will be in areas where boundaries are in place. The Moore, OK tornado was enhanced by a boundary left in place by storms on Sunday. The tornado threat will not be extremely high today, but is definitely enhanced and a greater concern than most other severe weather days.
Folks located in the red-shaded zone are in an elevated risk of severe weather. In this area, there is a 1 in 3 chance of severe weather occurring near your location. Like the significant risk zone, the hazards are nearly the same, but not as widespread. In a line of thunderstorms, the main severe weather threats will be damaging winds over 70 MPH and golfball size hail. Any discrete thunderstorms (supercells) will have a higher tornado threat, including the possibility of strong tornadoes. Baseball size hail and damaging winds would be very likely with any supercell as well. Finally, those located in the orange-shaded zone are included in a standard risk of severe weather. Those in this area have a nearly 1 in 6 chance of having severe weather occur near their location. Hazards in this area include large hail, damaging winds, and perhaps even a tornado. The severe weather could be just as significant in this area as the higher risk areas, but in less frequency.
Here is another graphic displaying the risk today.
The threat will likely begin developing after noon (early afternoon) across the west and continue through the evening in the east. Be sure to check the National Weather Service in Fort Worth for timing details later this morning.
There is no reason to be scared today. Being scared does no good and will probably do more harm than good. Simply understand there is a sizeable severe weather risk today. We’re not 100 percent sure about all the elements, but there is enough confidence that we could have issues to share this information with you. If we end up having a line of storms, the tornado threat will be lower. If we end up getting discrete thunderstorms, we’re going to have a higher tornado risk today. Either way, large hail and damaging winds are a good bet today. Have a way to receive weather warnings and be ready to enact your severe weather safety plan if you come under a warning. Don’t be scared, be prepared!
Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Coryell & Hamilton counties until 10:15 PM
- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 21:36
- David Reimer
- 78 Comments
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Coryell and Hamilton counties until 10:15 PM. A dangerous supercell thunderstorm was producing baseball size hail and destructive winds over 75 MPH. This storm is moving southeast at 45 MPH and will impact Arnett, Coryell, Gatesville over the next 40 minutes. This storm is exhibiting rotation aloft and we’ll be monitoring this storm closely.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
931 PM CDT MON MAY 20 2013
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
CORYELL COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
HAMILTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
* UNTIL 1015 PM CDT
* AT 931 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING TENNIS BALL SIZE HAIL…
AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE
STRONG WINDS WAS LOCATED 4 MILES EAST OF EVANT…MOVING SOUTHEAST
AT 45 MPH.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
GATESVILLE AROUND 950 PM…
TORNADO REPORTED – Priddy, TX – Mills County, TX (near Comanche)
- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 19:47
- Jenny Brown
- 13 Comments
TORNADO WARNING - Southern Comanche, western Hamilton, and northeast Mills counties until 8:30pm. A tornado touchdown has been confirmed by law enforcement near the town of Priddy, TX in Mills County. This storm continues to move east at about 25mph. This tornado will be near Indian Gap at 8:05 and Pottsville around 8:15pm. Large hail and damaging winds are also likely with this storm.
Severe Watch Likely for North and West Central Texas
- Published on Monday, 20 May 2013 13:50
- Conley Isom
- 18 Comments
We are awaiting a new watch that will be issued for areas west of the I-35 corridor, mainly west of the DFW area and Waco. Cumulus clouds are building along the dry line and we will see storm initiation very soon, by 3 PM and there after. Tornadoes, very large hail, and gusty winds are the severe weather threats. Will post the watch when issued.
Below is the Tornado Watch that was issued for Central Oklahoma and includes a few counties in Texas, along the Red River. This is mainly for the area around Wichita Falls. It runs until 10 PM.