Tornado near Amarillo

Tornado near Amarillo TX detected by radar.

Update: 5:30pm CDT

Storms have moved past Amarillo. At least three supercells in Texas Panhandle now with tornado warnings.

A few scattered areas of the country also experiencing tornado warnings.

Storm Prediction Center

Severe weather information from the Storm Prediction Center.
http://www.spc.noaa.gov/

Here is a great site for Amarillo storm photo’s–just for fun.

Storms – TornadoAmarillo pictures from storms photos on webshots

National Data – NOAA’s National Weather Service

W.0025.080619T2132Z-080619T2230Z/ BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED TORNADO WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX 432 PM CDT THU JUN 19 2008 THE

(-this is the complex formed from storms moving out of the Amarillo area and east earlier Thurs. Map may become unrelated to this occasion in time, being that it might keep getting updated to real time weather.)

Following thanks to NOAA
Severe Thunderstorm Watch 583

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   SEL3

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 583
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1100 PM CDT THU JUN 19 2008

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 

          CENTRAL TEXAS

   EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 1100 PM
   UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   HAIL TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80
   MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   BROWNWOOD TEXAS TO 75 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF BROWNWOOD TEXAS.
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 580...WW 581...WW 582...

   DISCUSSION...MATURE BOWING MCS SOUTHEAST OF ABI WILL CONTINUE TO
   TRACK SOUTHEASTWARD FOR SEVERAL MORE HOURS ALONG OLD OUTFLOW
   BOUNDARY.  AMPLE INSTABILITY AND SHEAR WILL MAINTAIN A RISK OF
   DAMAGING WINDS AND HAIL WITH THESE STORMS.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 70
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 30030.

   ...HART
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NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0077

Altus Tornado.

Image ID: nssl0077, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Location: Altus, Oklahoma
Photo Date: May 20, 1977
Photographer: D. Burgess
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)