Severe Weather Statement in Wichita County, Texas
Issued by the National Weather Service and archived by Claims Pages
Wichita County Texas Urgency: Immediate Severity: Severe Certainty: Observed
Active Timeframe
5/22/2020 5:51:00 PM until 5/22/2020 6:15:00 PM   EXPIRED
To repeat, a tornado is on the ground. TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a storm shelter, safe room, or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris.
Alert Summary
A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM CDT FOR SOUTHERN TILLMAN AND CENTRAL WICHITA COUNTIES... At 615 PM CDT, a confirmed tornado was located 8 miles west of Burkburnett, moving southeast at 20 mph. HAZARD...Damaging tornado and baseball size hail. SOURCE...Weather spotters confirmed tornado about 7 miles west of Burkburnett. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. Locations impacted include... Northwestern Wichita Falls and Burkburnett. TORNADO...OBSERVED HAIL...2.75IN