A Tornado WATCH has been posted for parts of northwest and west central Texas until 10pm this evening. This includes the following counties: Archer, Baylor, Callahan, Clay, Eastland, Fisher, Foard,Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Knox, Montague, Nolan, Palo Pinto, Parker, Shackelford, Stephens, Taylor, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young. This does NOT include the DFW metroplex.
Isolated storm development has already begun across this region ahead of the dryline. While we do expect that development to remain isolated and not widespread, these storms will be tapping into a great deal of atmospheric instability and will likely become severe very rapidly with a very large hail threat. A couple of tornadoes is also not out of the question. Stay weather aware this evening if you live or travel through this region of the state!
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 222 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 250 PM CDT TUE MAY 26 2015 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA NORTHWEST TEXAS * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 250 PM UNTIL 1000 PM CDT. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE SUMMARY...EXPLOSIVE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON WITH SUPERCELL STORM MODES ANTICIPATED. WHILE VERY LARGE HAIL WILL BE THE PRIMARY HAZARD...THE INTERACTION OF THESE STORMS WITH AN OUTFLOW BOUNDARY IN THE AREA WILL ENHANCE THE POTENTIAL FOR A COUPLE OF TORNADOES. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH OF WICHITA FALLS TEXAS TO 20 MILES SOUTH OF ABILENE TEXAS