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Severe Weather Threatens Ark-La-Tex

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It could be a stormy afternoon for some folks.  The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm warning in effect until 3:15 today for much of the area.  Here’s the latest:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SHREVEPORT HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…

SOUTHERN BOWIE COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…WAKE VILLAGE…TEXARKANA…SIMMS…

CASS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF ATLANTA…

MORRIS COUNTY IN NORTHEAST TEXAS…

NORTHERN BOSSIER PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA…

NORTHWESTERN CADDO PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA…

NORTHERN WEBSTER PARISH IN NORTHWEST LOUISIANA…

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF SPRINGHILL…

COLUMBIA COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS…

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF MAGNOLIA…

LAFAYETTE COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS…

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF…STAMPS…LEWISVILLE…

MILLER COUNTY IN SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS…

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF TEXARKANA…

* UNTIL 315 PM CDT

* AT 213 PM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A

LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN

EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING

FROM 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HUGHES SPRINGS TO RODESSA TO COTTON

VALLEY…OR ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 25 MILES EAST OF PITTSBURG

TO 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF ATLANTA TO 14 MILES NORTHWEST OF MINDEN…

AND MOVING NORTH AT 35 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO PLAIN

DEALING…IDA…BIVINS…LINDEN…ROCKY BRANCH…RAVANNA…

SAREPTA…DODDRIDGE…OMAHA…BRIGHTSTAR…NAPLES…CULLEN…

SHONGALOO…QUEEN CITY…BRADLEY…US 259 AND I 30 INTERSECTION…

WELCOME…TAYLOR…DALBY SPRINGS…CANFIELD…FOUKE…BUSSEY…

EMERSON…ATLANTA…MAUD…MACEDONIA…SMITHLAND…GARLAND…

GENOA…REDWATER…NASH AND BUCKNER…

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IN ADDITION TO LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS…CONTINUOUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY! LIGHTNING IS ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS. REMEMBER…IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER…YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE ACROSS EAST TEXAS AND NORTHWEST LOUISIANA. THIS IS AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SITUATION. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

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