Tornado Watch for Bryan County – Monday, April 1

Tornado Watch Number 65
NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of southern, central and northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Texas.
Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 2:15-9:00 p.m. CDT.

Primary threats include… A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to four inches in diameter likely. Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 80 mph possible.

SUMMARY…Scattered supercell development is expected this afternoon through this evening from central/southwest Oklahoma into northwest Texas. The storms will move east-northeastward and intensify by late afternoon, with the potential to produce very large hail (3-4 inches in diameter). With time into this evening, there will be an increase in the threat for tornadoes (up to EF2) with persistent supercells, as well as damaging winds (60-80 mph) once upscale growth into clusters occurs. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles northwest of Bartlesville, Okla., to 40 miles south southeast of Wichita Falls, Texas.

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.

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