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The strongest storms are expected in two zones:
one near a warm front that will be moving slowly north across northeast Kansas and northern Missouri toward southern Nebraska,
and the other along and ahead of a dry line that should be located roughly 50-100 miles west of the Dallas-Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, and Wichita areas by late afternoon.
--The vertical wind structure of the atmosphere is not ideal for a widespread tornado outbreak. Although winds do strengthen with height, and upper-level winds are somewhat stronger than expected, the upper-level storm moving into the Plains has dug far enough south that winds will have a strong southerly component at all levels.
This reduces the amount of directional shear (variation of wind direction with height) that can help enhance storm rotation.
In addition, storms that are moving parallel to the dry line will tend to coalesce more quickly over time, rather than being more scattered or isolated supercell storms. Still, there will be local variations in the wind profile, so tornadic supercells are a distinct possibility, including the potential for strong tornadoes.
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 109 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 230 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016 TORNADO WATCH 109 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1200 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS TXC009-023-035-049-059-077-081-083-085-093-095-097-113-121-133- 139-143-147-151-181-193-207-217-221-231-237-251-253-257-275-307- 333-337-353-363-367-397-399-411-417-425-429-439-441-447-451-485- 487-497-503-270500- /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0109.160426T1930Z-160427T0500Z/ TX . TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ARCHER BAYLOR BOSQUE BROWN CALLAHAN CLAY COKE COLEMAN COLLIN COMANCHE CONCHO COOKE DALLAS DENTON EASTLAND ELLIS ERATH FANNIN FISHER GRAYSON HAMILTON HASKELL HILL HOOD HUNT JACK JOHNSON JONES KAUFMAN KNOX MCCULLOCH MILLS MONTAGUE NOLAN PALO PINTO PARKER ROCKWALL RUNNELS SAN SABA SHACKELFORD SOMERVELL STEPHENS TARRANT TAYLOR THROCKMORTON TOM GREEN WICHITA WILBARGER WISE YOUNG $$ ATTN...WFO...OUN...FWD...SJT...TSA...
* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON FROM 230 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT. ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION... * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... SEVERAL TORNADOES AND A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL AND SCATTERED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER EXPECTED WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE
The looming severe weather has forced several North Texas cities and school districts to cancel events or close off areas. See our list below: Carroll ISD: After-school events canceled Tuesday. Duncanville ISD: After-school activities canceled on Tuesday. Fort Worth ISD: Some baseball games are canceled and will be moved to Wednesday. The following games will still be played Tuesday and should be done by 7 p.m.: Lake Dallas plays at Dunbar High School at 3:45 p.m. Alvarado will play at Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School at 5 p.m. (originally 7 p.m.) Trimble Tech High School still travels to Arlington Heights High School – 5 p.m. (originally 7 p.m.) South Hills will face Southwest High School – 5 p.m. (originally 7 p.m.) Frisco ISD: All after-school and evening activities are canceled. AlphaBest and YMCA will continue as scheduled. Grand Prairie ISD: All middle school soccer games scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled due to the inclement weather forecast. Lewisville ISD: After-school and evening events and practices are canceled. District facilities and programs are still on schedule until 6:30 p.m. Lovejoy ISD: Middle school soccer games canceled and moved to Wednesday, April 27. Mansfield ISD: After-school and athletic activities canceled. After-school child care programs will go on as scheduled. The MISD school board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the MISD Center for Performing Arts. Northwest ISD: All evening activities have been canceled, including the Northwest ISD Art Show at the Administration Building. You can attend the show on April 28 at 6 p.m. Richardson ISD: Junior high soccer games canceled for Tuesday. City of Stephenville: City Park gates will close at 3 p.m. The Weatherford ISD posted the following policy for severe weat
TORNADO WARNING KSC191-262100- /O.NEW.KICT.TO.W.0006.160426T2013Z-160426T2100Z/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS 313 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016 THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WICHITA HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WARNING FOR... SOUTHWESTERN SUMNER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS... * UNTIL 400 PM CDT * AT 313 PM CDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO WAS LOCATED 8 MILES WEST OF CALDWELL...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 30 MPH. HAZARD...TORNADO AND HAIL UP TO TWO INCHES IN DIAMETER. SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED ROTATION. IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED. DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS...AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE DAMAGE IS LIKELY. * THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR... ARGONIA AROUND 340 PM CDT. OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM INCLUDE MAYFIELD...WELLINGTON AIRPORT...MILAN AND PERTH. # PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW! MOVE TO A BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE OUTDOORS...IN A MOBILE HOME...OR IN A VEHICLE...MOVE TO THE CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS. && LAT...LON 3700 9780 3737 9780 3734 9735 3700 9765 TIME...MOT...LOC 2013Z 209DEG 26KT 3706 9775