I felt compelled to pass along some information concerning our weather situation later today and tonight.
First of all, weather is not an exact science so therefore if the following doesn’t occur, don’t harm the messenger!! J
We are in a Slight Risk Area for severe weather later today. Golf ball size hail, winds in excess of 60+ mph, and an isolated tornado are possible. The NWS has placed us in a Flash Flood Watch from 1pm today through Tuesday afternoon. The forecast is a bit complicated due to the boundaries in the area, where they MIGHT move and then the training of storms as they build later today. By training, I am talking about where storms will move through over and over as this system works its way through the area. The storms will move slowly and this is where we may see and experience flash flooding. There is still a question where all of this will occur so please keep this in mind. If these storms do occur here, stay home and avoid any traveling around as this may cause complications for you and whoever else may be with you. We could receive another 1-4 inches of rainfall, IF these storms train through our area.
DO NOT drive around any barricades if they are put out. The statement, I didn’t see them won’t wash in a flood situation and you will most likely be billed for your rescue. Remember, you put responders at risk for a lack of judgment so please use discretion.
That said, all emergency services have been placed on stand-by and I have contacted certified swift-water rescue personnel just in case we need them. All in all, stay aware of conditions and we will watch and advise on our local situation.
Have a super day!!
Mike Honigsberg, Certified Director
Enid/Garfield County Emergency Management
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