Contact Us
Make My Homepage

High Risk of Tornado Outbreak in Texoma This Weekend (2012)



According to, the risk for a life-threatening, large outbreak of tornadoes across much of Texoma is about as high as it gets.

The highest threat for life-threatening tornadoes will begin late Saturday afternoon and into Saturday night with the affected areas extending from north-east Kansas near Topeka through north Texas near Wichita Falls. A smaller, but still significant, threat will reach all the way down to the western suburbs of Dallas-Fort Worth

Saturday morning will likely be the calm before the storm with several large damaging thunderstorms expected to form around 4pm CDT and continue on throughout most of Saturday night.  The probablity that these storms will produce a large scale outbreak of strong tornadoes is very high. also reports that, “the thunderstorms that will spawn the tornadoes will also drop large, damaging hail, and could produce powerful wind gusts in excess of 60 mph without the help of a funnel.”

Stay Up To Date on the Weather Situation:

Due to this high threat of tornado producing storms, it is very important that you stay up to date on the weather situation in your area.  We will have up to the minute weather updates posted to the NewsTalk 1290 Facebook page and of course you can listen to NewsTalk 1290 on your radio, or right here online for weather updates as well.

Tornado Safety Tips:

Make sure you and your family have a plan of action before going out or going to sleep Saturday.  If a warning is issued,  immediately head to a basement or storm shelter.  If a storm shelter or basement is not available, stay away from windows and take shelter in an interior room, lie flat and use mattresses as cover if possible.

Mobile homes and trailers are not safe to remain in during a tornado and should be evacuated – find the nearest sturdy building for shelter.

If driving, do not attempt to outrun a tornado. Move away from it at a 90° angle from its path.

Click here for more tornado safety tips


Best of NewsTalk 1290

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for NewsTalk VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive NewsTalk VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.