Sunday, October 10, 2021

UPDATE: Tornado Risk Forecast Southern Plains

Updated Tornado Forecast for the Southern Great Plains and Ozarks 

This forecast goes into effect at 3pm and continues until 4am Monday.

The comparative risk categories are displayed on the map. Note the significant area has been extended into southeast Kansas. The elevated risk extends as far south as I-30 in the DFW Metroplex. 

In addition to tornadoes, there is the risk of giant hail, greater than two inches in diameter. 

Recommended safety suggestions: 

Make sure you have at least three ways of receiving storm warnings.

✔️Weather Radio ✔️ Phone Alerts (turn on wireless emergency alerts) ✔️ Local TV ✔️Social Media ✔️Weather Apps

  • Start closely monitoring the weather after 1pm.
  • Make sure family and friends are monitoring the weather.
  • Make sure you can get family, especially infirm members, to shelter quickly if a tornado warning is issued.
  • Do not try to drive to a shelter after a tornado warning is issued. If a tornado watch is issued and strong thunderstorms approach you area, proactively go to your shelter area. Don't wait for a warning if you live in a mobile home or other unsafe building. 
  • If you have a motorcycle, football or other helmet, wear it into your shelter.
  • Insure your shelter area is ready to go. A flashlight, a couple of bottles of water, diapers, radio or TV, and always wear shoes into your shelter. 

I will be providing additional live weather information on Twitter @weatherexpert. 

There is a high-resolution railcam in north Oklahoma City that usually has a view of the southwest (below) if you with to view storms as they approach. 

See posting below for the tornado risk in northern Minnesota.

I expect to update the blog in the early to mid-afternoon. 

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