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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #75 on: May 18, 2017, 09:42:10 AM »
Looking pretty white this morning Mark.  :grin:

Yes,yes it is.  My official CoCo reading was 4.5".  The foothills east of the divide got upwards of a foot. ](*,) Still dumping.

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #76 on: May 18, 2017, 01:20:12 PM »
HIGH TORNADO RISK
Tornado risk for Thursday upgraded to high in northwest Oklahoma and southern Kansas. Such circumstances don't happen every year. For the Plains, this is believed to be the first tornado driven high risk, since the Woodward OK tornado day (April 14th, 2012).

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #77 on: May 18, 2017, 02:52:38 PM »
Yes, PDS today. If the strong/violent/long tract tornadoes don't get ya, the softball size hail still might. Oh, don't forget the straight line winds for everybody else. Stay safe folks, this could be a bumpy ride.....
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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #78 on: May 18, 2017, 04:07:54 PM »
TORNADO WATCH FOR MOST OF WESTERN HALF OF OKLAHOMA AND PART OF NORTHERN TX




Tornado Watch Number 235
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
115 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
western Oklahoma
western north Texas

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 115 PM until
800 PM CDT.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 4 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
mph possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are forecast to develop/increase rapidly
over the next 1-2 hours across eastern portions of the Texas
Panhandle and into western Oklahoma and western north Texas,
spreading northeastward with time. Multiple rounds of storm
redevelopment will be possible over western parts of the watch. In
addition to the risk for very large/damaging hail and locally
damaging winds, tornadoes -- a couple likely to be
significant/intense -- are expected.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from 15 miles west northwest of Alva OK to
75 miles west southwest of Wichita Falls TX. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

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.

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 23040.

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Re: Meteorological spring 2017 (official thread)
« Reply #79 on: May 18, 2017, 11:34:40 PM »
On Thursday, tornadoes weren't as bad in western Oklahoma as on Wednesday.  They did a better job staying out of towns.   But for tonight, storms have re-intensified in eastern Oklahoma with tornado warnings out.  Hopefully, the situation won't get real bad.   Friday is expected to be bad again for storms, though.

On Wednesday's tornadoes:  http://www.news9.com/story/35456220/couple-recalls-taking-cover-as-elk-city-tornado-tore-through-neighborhood

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