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Confirmed Tornado Love County, OK

OKC085-160045-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0012.000000T0000Z-130516T0045Z/
LOVE OK-
726 PM CDT WED MAY 15 2013

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 745 PM CDT FOR CENTRAL
LOVE COUNTY…

AT 722 PM CDT…STORM SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR LEON.
THE STORM IS MOVING EAST AT 20 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MARIETTA…THACKERVILLE…LEON AND BURNEYVILLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY
BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.

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Tornado Warning Love County, OK #OKwx

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
711 PM CDT WED MAY 15 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
SOUTHERN LOVE COUNTY IN SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA…

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT

* AT 708 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR LEON…AND MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
MARIETTA…THACKERVILLE…LEON…RUBOTTOM…BURNEYVILLE AND
COURTNEY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY
BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.

Tornado Watch (OK, TX)

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 161
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
600 PM CDT WED MAY 15 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING FROM 600 PM
UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SEVERAL TORNADOES POSSIBLE
NUMEROUS LARGE HAIL EVENTS EXPECTED WITH SEVERAL VERY LARGE HAIL
EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS WITH A FEW SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
MPH POSSIBLE

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF ARDMORE
OKLAHOMA TO 60 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF BROWNWOOD TEXAS. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND 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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 160…

DISCUSSION…TSTMS EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN STRENGTH ALONG SSW-NNE
CONFLUENCE AXIS ATTM EXTENDING FROM NEAR WICHITA FALLS TX TO W OF
BROWNWOOD TX. ACTIVITY WILL BE FOSTERED BOTH BY CONTINUED SFC
HEATING AND BY ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH UPR IMPULSE NOW MOVING ESE
ACROSS W TX. AREA VWP DATA SHOW AMPLE DEEP SHEAR/VEERING WIND
PROFILES FOR SUPERCELLS. IN ADDITION..MOIST…15-20 KT S TO SSELY
SFC FLOW AHEAD OF CONFLUENCE AXIS WILL MAINTAIN RISK FOR LOW-LVL
MESOS WITH ANY SUSTAINED UPDRAFTS. THE STORMS MAY EVOLVE INTO A
BROKEN SQLN WITH EMBEDDED LEWPS CONTINUING TO POSE A RISK FOR SVR
HAIL/WIND AND ISOLD TORNADOES THROUGH LATE TNGT.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch (Oklahoma, Texas) #OKwx #TXwx

Severe T-Storm Watch OK TX

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 160
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
330 PM CDT WED MAY 15 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA
NORTHWEST TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FROM 330 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SEVERAL VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80
STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 90 MILES WEST
NORTHWEST OF ABILENE TEXAS TO 15 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF DURANT
OKLAHOMA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

&&

DISCUSSION…COMPLEX STORM EVOLUTION ANTICIPATED THROUGH THE EVENING
AS LIFT AND SHEAR ASSOCIATED WITH AND UPPER LOW FORMING OVER CENTRAL
OK ACT ON VERY UNSTABLE AIRMASS AHEAD OF TX DRYLINE AND ALONG/SOUTH
OF RED RIVER WARM FRONT. CURRENT CLUSTERS OF STORMS DEVELOPING
ACROSS THE WARM FRONT IN SCNTRL OK WILL CONTINUE TO POSE A
MARGINALLY SEVERE HAIL THREAT WITH STORM INTERACTIONS/MERGERS
POSSIBLY RESULTING IN BRIEFLY STRONGER UPDRAFTS AND A LOW CHANCE FOR
DAMAGING WINDS AND EVEN A TORNADO. WITH TIME FOCUS SHOULD SHIFT
SOUTH AND WEST AS SHEAR AND LIFT STRENGTHEN SOUTH OF THE MID/UPPER
LOW. PROXIMITY TO STRONGER INSTABILITY ACROSS THIS PORTION OF THE
WATCH SHOULD SUPPORT ROBUST UPDRAFTS AND POSSIBLY A FEW SUPERCELLS
WITH LARGE HAIL AND HIGH WINDS. EVENTUALLY SOME OF THIS ACTIVITY
WILL MERGE INTO ONE OR TWO CONVECTIVE SYSTEMS AND SPREAD ESEWD
ACROSS THE INSTABILITY AXIS THROUGH THE EVENING. TORNADO POTENTIAL
MAY INCREASE IF CONVECTION REMAINS DISCRETE AND INTERACTS WITH
RESIDUAL STORM-SCALE/MESOSCALE BOUNDARIES DURING THE EVENING. IF
THIS POTENTIAL BECOMES EVIDENT…PARTS OF THE REGION MAY NEED TO BE
UPGRADED TO A TORNADO WATCH.

Severe T-Storm Watch (KS, OK, TX)… Possible Upgrade to Tornado Watch…

SVR T-Storm Watch KS OK TX

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 149
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
320 PM CDT WED MAY 8 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL KANSAS
WESTERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
WEST CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST TEXAS AND EASTERN PARTS OF THE TEXAS
PANHANDLE

* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 320 PM
UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
NUMEROUS LARGE HAIL EVENTS EXPECTED WITH SEVERAL VERY LARGE HAIL
EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SEVERAL DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 100 MILES SOUTH
SOUTHEAST OF CHILDRESS TEXAS TO 20 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
RUSSELL KANSAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION…CONTINUE…WW 148…

DISCUSSION…SCTD SUSTAINED TSTMS/SUPERCELLS EXPECTED TO FORM ALONG
AND AHEAD OF DRY LINE/LEE TROUGH EXTENDING SSW FROM SW KS SFC LOW
INTO WRN TX. STRENGTH AND DISCRETE NATURE OF STORMS WILL BE AIDED BY
RELATIVELY MODEST LOW-LVL CONVERGENCE…PERSISTENT UPR
DIFFLUENCE…AND STEEP LOW TO MID-LVL LAPSE RATES…SUGGESTING A
RISK FOR BOTH LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY DMGG WINDS. WHILE
TEMPERATURE-DEWPOINT SPREADS ARE SIZABLE IN WW ATTM…POTENTIAL WILL
EXIST FOR CORRIDORS WITH AN ENHANCED RISK FOR LOW-LVL
ROTATION/TORNADOES GIVEN EXPECTED STORM INTERACTIONS LATER THIS
EVE..AND AS BOUNDARY LAYER BEGINS TO COOL/SSWLY LLJ STRENGTHENS.
THUS…PARTS OF THE WW MAY REQUIRE POSSIBLE UPGRADE TO TORNADO WW
LATER THIS EVE.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Blaine OK Custer OK Dewey OK

I normally do not post Severe Thunderstorm Warnings here on the Weather or Knot Blog. However, this would be one exception to the rule…

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
653 PM CDT FRI APR 26 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
BLAINE COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA…
NORTHEASTERN CUSTER COUNTY IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA…
SOUTHEASTERN DEWEY COUNTY IN NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA…

* UNTIL 730 PM CDT

* AT 647 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 8 MILES
NORTHWEST OF OAKWOOD TO 7 MILES EAST OF PUTNAM TO 10 MILES
NORTHEAST OF BUTLER…MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARDS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE…
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH…
HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL…

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
WEATHERFORD…WATONGA…THOMAS…CANTON…CUSTER CITY…
HITCHCOCK…GREENFIELD…OAKWOOD…PUTNAM…EAGLE CITY…FAY…
SOUTHARD AND HUCMAC.

THOSE ATTENDING THE OUTDOOR EVENTS IN THE OKLAHOMA CITY METRO ARE IN
THE PATH OF THESE STORMS AND SHOULD PREPARE FOR DANGEROUS WEATHER
CONDITIONS IF STORMS MAINTAIN INTENSITY IN THE NEXT ONE TO TWO HOURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MOVE INSIDE A STURDY BUILDING UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

Tornado Confirmed Near Fletcher, OK

OKC015-031-051-180115-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0007.000000T0000Z-130418T0115Z/
COMANCHE OK-GRADY OK-CADDO OK-
746 PM CDT WED APR 17 2013

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 815 PM CDT FOR
NORTHEASTERN COMANCHE…SOUTHWESTERN GRADY AND SOUTHEASTERN CADDO
COUNTIES…

AT 744 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A CONFIRMED TORNADO LOCATED 4 MILES EAST OF
FLETCHER…MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CYRIL…FLETCHER…STERLING…CEMENT…NORGE AND ACME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY
BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.

THE TORNADO WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE IN THE DARK. DO NOT WAIT.
TAKE COVER NOW.

Tornado Warning Comanche OK Grady OK Caddo OK

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
739 PM CDT WED APR 17 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NORMAN HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR…
NORTHEASTERN COMANCHE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA…
SOUTHWESTERN GRADY COUNTY IN CENTRAL OKLAHOMA…
SOUTHEASTERN CADDO COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA…

* UNTIL 815 PM CDT

* AT 735 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR FLETCHER…AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO…LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL UP TO BASEBALL
SIZE IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
ELGIN…CYRIL…FLETCHER…STERLING…CEMENT…NORGE AND ACME.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY
BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.

THE TORNADO WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT TO SEE IN THE DARK. DO NOT WAIT.
TAKE COVER NOW.

Confirmed Tornado near Norge, OK

OKC051-180015-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0006.000000T0000Z-130418T0015Z/
GRADY OK-
705 PM CDT WED APR 17 2013

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT FOR
NORTHWESTERN GRADY COUNTY…

AT 703 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS CONTINUED TO
DETECT A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS
DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED LOCATED NEAR NORGE…MOVING NORTHEAST AT
20 MPH. A BRIEF TORNADO WAS REPORTED NEAR NORGE.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO…GOLF BALL SIZE IS EXPECTED WITH THIS
STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CHICKASHA…NORGE AND LAVERTY.

Tornado Confirmed Near Fort Sill, OK

OKC031-180015-
/O.CON.KOUN.TO.W.0005.000000T0000Z-130418T0015Z/
COMANCHE OK-
653 PM CDT WED APR 17 2013

…A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM CDT FOR EASTERN
COMANCHE COUNTY…

AT 651 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS AND STORM
SPOTTERS WERE TRACKING A CONFIRMED TORNADO LOCATED NEAR FORT SILL…
MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

IN ADDITION TO A TORNADO…BASEBALL SIZE IS EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
LAWTON…CACHE…ELGIN…MEDICINE PARK AND FORT SILL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

TAKE COVER NOW IN A STORM SHELTER OR AN INTERIOR ROOM OF A STURDY
BUILDING. STAY AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS.

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