Sunday Update: Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Busy watching the RADAR, so I’ll just copy and paste what the Storm Prediction Center wrote:   – DAMON LANE

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 176
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   130 PM CDT SUN MAY 16 2010
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          LARGE PART OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARKANSAS
          MUCH OF NORTHERN AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 130 PM UNTIL 900
   PM CDT.
   
   HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70
   MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 45
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES WEST
   SOUTHWEST OF ENID OKLAHOMA TO 15 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF LITTLE
   ROCK ARKANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
   
   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...THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN NUMBER AND INTENSITY
   ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THRU THE AFTERNOON AS THE AIR MASS NOW MDTLY
   UNSTABLE BECOMES VIRTUALLY UNCAPPED.  WITH STEEP MID LEVEL LAPSE
   RATES AND 30-35KT OF SHEAR...STORMS WILL DEVELOP INTO CLUSTERS AND
   THEN SHORT LINE SEGMENTS.  PRIMARY THREAT WILL BE LARGE
   HAIL...HOWEVER WIND DAMAGE POTENTIAL COULD INCREASE AS STORMS GROW
   UPSCALE.
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4 Responses

  1. Good to know you guys are keeping us updated with the events of last week. Thank you very much.

    • David, no problem.. it’s what we do here 🙂
      -Damon

  2. Could you please touch base on Wednesday’s possibility of a severe weather outbreak.

  3. wednesday looks like its setting up to be very similar to that of last monday. There could be an area of a high tornado risk its something to definetly keep an eye on

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