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Spring is here and we have entered that time where SEVERE WEATHER will occur. Today, the threats are in the Southwestern and Southern region of Oklahoma and another is in East-central Kansas. Basically, we are in an area in between stormy weather mainly later today. We will feel the humidity come up and it may be a bit muggy as storm parameters come into play.

The main things to remember is

1- DON’T PANIC. Drama on TV will increase dramatically so try to breath normal  and read and Monitor the NWS information too. Here is their link- http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/ 

2- PREPARE NOW. All this means is to understand that there is a chance we will see severe weather this week and you should have a plan on what you will do based on where you are if and when storms occur.

3- STAY INFORMED. Have more than one way to keep up with the weather so in the event your cell phone goes on the fritz, you have other means to get information.Utilize weather info on your cell phone as long as it is working properly. LISTEN to your local FM stations. They work closely with us and they monitor NWS info along with television info. Make sure you have a NOAA WEATHER RADIO too. I have given you 3 ways to stay informed.

You can also sign up for FREE to our Nixle system by texting your cell number to 888777 and follow the directions. You can also send me an email to get our email notifications on severe weather days. Email me asking to be put on the list. My email is mike.honigsberg@gcem.org  You can monitor us on Facebook and Twitter too but remember that timely info on those may not be as timely as it needs to be.

The forecast for today is  Partly sunny with highs around 60.  Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts, becoming East-southeast in the afternoon. Tonight a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Increasing clouds, with lows around 50. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the evening.

Our Viaradio system is down right now and every effort to get this system back up is being done. The little red light will continue to blink until the encoder is replaced. Thanks for your patience.

Finally, the threat for severe weather for Garfield County today is very low, if at all. Tomorrow, it will go up quite a bit but the worst area will be in central Oklahoma, per NWS guidance. This said I would re-think traveling to the OKC area for Wednesday.  THE FORECAST MIGHT CHANGE SO STAY AWARE OF THOSE CHANGES. Lines on any map WILL change some over time.

Route 60 Sentinel Note:  This graphic will change by tomorrow.  We will post a new graphic when it is posted.  Keep checking back.

Severe Weather week of Apr 1