A tornado watch has been issued for portions of Northeast and East Texas until 10 PM. This watch includes Clarksville, New Boston, Texarkana, Atlanta, Mount Pleasant, Mineola, Tyler, Longview, Marshall, Henderson, and Carthage. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather – including tornadoes. Large hail up to the size of golfballs and damaging wind gusts over 60 MPH are also a possibility. Severe storms are now moving into the western sections of the watch box. These storms will continue to organize as they move east over the next few hours.
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 60
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
225 PM CDT WED MAR 30 2016
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
EXTREME SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
* EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 225 PM
UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.
* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES LIKELY
SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
SUMMARY…A GRADUAL INCREASE IN STORM INTENSITY IS EXPECTED THIS
AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING AS THUNDERSTORMS BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD
FROM NORTHEAST TEXAS INTO NORTHWEST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHWEST
ARKANSAS. THE STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL ALSO BECOME MORE FAVORABLE FOR
SUPERCELLS WITH THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE A FEW TORNADOES…ALONG
WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS INTO TONIGHT.