Tornado Watch now in effect for Northwest Texas, North Texas, Central Texas, and the Concho Valley until 6 PM. Wichita Falls, Brownwood, Waco, Gainvesille, Sherman, and the D/FW Metroplex are included in this watch. A line of intense thunderstorms with a history of producing 75 MPH wind gusts is moving into western North Texas. This line of storms will move east and impact the D/FW Metroplex around 1 PM. Additional discrete supercells may form ahead of the line before that time. The squall line has the potential to produce widespread wind damage as it pushes towards Interstate 35.
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 211
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1050 AM CDT MON MAY 25 2015
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH-CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
WEST-CENTRAL INTO NORTH-CENTRAL TEXAS
* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 1050 AM UNTIL
600 PM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
SUMMARY…A LARGE BOW ECHO THUNDERSTORM COMPLEX WILL RACE NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE WATCH AREA TODAY PRODUCING WIDESPREAD…DESTRUCTIVE
WINDS…A FEW TORNADOES AND LARGE HAIL. OTHER STORMS…INCLUDING
SUPERCELLS…MAY FORM AHEAD OF THE BOW WITH A RISK FOR LARGE HAIL
AND A COUPLE OF TORNADOES.
THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF
TEMPLE TEXAS TO 30 MILES NORTHEAST OF FORT SILL OKLAHOMA. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
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.