An outbreak of severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes, very large hail, and wind damage is expected to develop across portions of the southern and central Plains from this afternoon into this evening and overnight. Strong long-track tornadoes will be likely from parts of central and southern Kansas into western Oklahoma. Very large hail and damaging wind gusts will also be possible in these areas and across other parts of the southern and central Plains.
If you live in the effected areas, make sure you have multiple ways of receiving weather information today. Stay tuned to your local weather service office and local media and be prepared to take quick action if hazardous weather threatens your area.
0630L 18 MAY 2017
TO ALL ARES-OK,
ARES-OK Regions BE WEATHER AWARE THIS AFTERNOON – HIGH RISK FOR SEVERE STORMS.
Per NWS briefings many areas in most of Oklahoma may be being affected by dangerous Weather conditions.
ALL ARES-OK Leaders (RegionalEC, DEC & EC) are asked to contact their ARES-OK team(s) of leaders and volunteers to insure that they have received this info and are ready to help should a communication emergency occur.
Any ARES-OK groups that are called into action by local served agencies are asked to notify the RegionalEC for your region and the SEC.
Note: Notification can be automatically submitted via http://www.aresok.org/ ; log in, look under Role Based Activities; choose the link Submit an Incident Report; select the county that you are reporting for and fill in the banks and submit the report.
Net Controllers are asked pass on this notice and to pay special attention to any EMERGENCY TRAFFIC from the effected areas that is directed to Oklahoma SM or SEC.
DO NOT SELF DEPLOY
If deployed/activated wear you ARES-OK vest at all times.
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73 & Thank you,
Mark Conklin, N7XYO
Oklahoma Section Emergency Coordinator
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
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