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Millions of countries in the central United States are now threatened by severe storms




The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued a “moderate” level 4 out of 5 risk this Sunday for severe storms in various parts of Oklahoma. This risk covers more than 2 million people statewide, including Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

These severe storms will be able to produce large hail, some strong tornadoes (EF2 or stronger) and damage the winds on Sunday afternoon and into the evening. These storms are associated with a developing low-pressure system and a front that extends from the midwest to the southern plains.

“There is the potential for a pair of long-range supercells to evolve and crawl northeast through Oklahoma along and just south of the front.” said the SPC.
A supercel it is simply a storm that has a rotation associated with it. Almost all supercells produce a severe climate, such as heavy hail, harmful winds or even tornadoes.
The threat of tornadoes is highest on Sunday in areas of Oklahoma and North Texas Sunday afternoon and into the afternoon. Tornadoes that occur at night are much more twice as likely to be mortal like those during the day.

“Dallas Interstate 35 in Oklahoma City will be especially busy Sunday because of the ‘red river rivalry game’ between Texas and Oklahoma that took place on Saturday,” CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar said. “That means a lot of fans could come home this afternoon and tonight: maximum schedule for storms.”

More than 20 million people at risk

Oklahoma is not the only area at risk of severe storms on Sunday. The severe storm threat extends from central Missouri to the heart of Texas.

A level 3 “increased” risk surrounds moderate risk and includes the Dallas-Fort Worth and Fort Smith, Arkansas subway.

A “light” level 2 risk includes Springfield, Missouri; Waco, Texas; and Wichita Falls, Texas. In all, more than 20 million people are at risk of severe storms on Sunday.

These storms are being fed by a shock of the seasons. Ahead of the system, temperatures well above average are in places in the central United States and moisture also flows north from the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly a dozen high-temperature daily records are possible in the face of this system, as temperatures rise to the 1990s on Sunday.

Behind this system, below-average temperatures are set throughout the western United States. As in spring, this collision of air masses and excessive humidity become fuel for the formation of strong storms.

“Tornadoes and other severe weather conditions are not limited to spring. South Texas states in Georgia are experiencing a secondary severe weather season in October and November,” Chinchar said.

On Monday, the severe storm risk shifted to the Midwest, threatening more than 40 million people, including Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis. Louis.

More severe storms later this week

The severe storm threat will return parts of Texas and Oklahoma on Tuesday as another system kicks off the central plains.

A frontal current from the system entering the Pacific Northwest will dive south and east all day Sunday, bringing the coldest air of the season.

This front will cross into the Rocky Mountains on Monday, causing heavy snow for the many mountain ranges in the West. Although the West saw some snowstorms on Friday and Saturday, this storm will cause the first significant snowfalls of the season.

This system will strengthen on Tuesday as it tracks the Rocky Mountains and reaches the central United States, causing another round of severe storms for the central United States, where all dangers are possible: wind damage, hail and tornadoes.

Tuesday’s severe storm risk spanned more than 15 million people from southwest Minnesota to west Texas. The greatest threat to these storms is expected in some parts of southern Nebraska, Kansas and northern Oklahoma. The time of these storms will be in the evening during the night.

“The risk (of the strong storm) is likely to continue overnight, as the powerful system advances to the central plains,” said the SPC.

Severe weather that occurs during the night can increase the potential for injuries and fatalities, as people often sleep and are not as plugged into weather warnings as they can be during the day.