The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is
replaced, cancelled or extended.
Click for Watch Status Reports
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 517
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
320 PM CDT Sun Oct 10 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Much of Central and Southwest Oklahoma
Western North Texas
* Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 320 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 85
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter likely
SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms are expected to rapidly develop this
afternoon over southwest Oklahoma and race northeastward across the
watch area. Supercells capable of strong tornadoes and significant
wind damage are possible - especially along the I-44 corridor.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
north and south of a line from 50 miles west southwest of Altus OK
to 40 miles northeast of Chandler OK. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 516...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 75 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25040.