May 15, 2021

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Tornado, Giant Hail and Flood Situation

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Things have worsened since my morning update (now deleted):

Tornado Risk

The brown area has a significant risk of a tornado. In the Metroplex and south of I-20, the risk will begin after 2pm. 

Giant Hail Risk

In the orange area, there is the potential for hail up to four inches in diameter. This includes the DFW Metroplex. 

Increasing Flood Risk

Here is the rainfall up to 11:30am. 

The golds are amounts of 3″ or more. The pinks along I-35 south of OKC = 6 inches. 

Heavy rain continues to fall in this area. Below is the radar from 11:55am.

Gold polygons are flash flood warnings.

Taking a wider view, 

Dark greens are flood watches. Light greens are flood warnings. Maroon is flash flood warnings. 

Over the next 48 hours, there will be areas of rainfall of 3 inches or more:

In southwest Missouri, the forecast is for an additional 4-5 inches!

Major flooding will result in the areas where flood warnings are now in effect and where additional heavy rains are forecast to occur. If you live in a flood-prone area please prepare a “go-kit” of heirlooms, cash and other items you would want to have if you were to need to quickly evacuate. 

I will have an additional update on this situation this evening. 

Mike Smith

2021-04-28 17:19:00

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