Most Of Oklahoma At Enhanced Risk of Severe Storms & Tornadoes
It looks like Oklahoma spring weather is getting ready to do what it does best in May: produce gigantic tornadoes. Today, Thursday, May 11, a majority of Oklahoma is at an enhanced risk for severe storms and tornadoes.
According to the National Weather Service in Norman, "there is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening across much of central and north central Oklahoma." The tornado potential is at a medium today, and with the storms we're predicted to see hail up to baseball size and wind speeds anywhere from 60 to 80 miles per hour.
WOW. It's shaping up to be a crazy weather day here in Oklahoma.
Tornado potential is anywhere from very low to medium across Oklahoma.
According to the National Weather Service in Norman, the potential for tornadoes is mostly late afternoon and evening, any time between 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Areas of biggest concern include Alva, Enid, Ponca City, Watonga, Guthrie, Stillwater, Oklahoma City metro, Anadarko, Chickasha, Duncan and Shawnee. But, as we all know, Mother Nature does what she wants and is highly unpredictable so we could see a tornado pop up anywhere in the state today.
This afternoon is when things will start to ramp up.
Although we have some storms popping up this morning, this afternoon is when we need to be the most weather aware. Oklahoma could see the severe weather begin in the west around 1 p.m. and will travel across the state through 3 a.m. Friday. Looks like some areas of Oklahoma may want to sleep with their phones on loud!
STAY WEATHER AWARE, OKLAHOMA!
I know we always preach to stay weather aware, but today is definitely the day to stay weather aware. Make sure your family knows you home's severe weather procedure. Be sure to tune in to your local weather station. And follow the National Weather Service in Norman on Facebook and Twitter for updates.