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Another sleepless night for me? Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued now for Most of Collin County including Frisco. Again, this storm will likely miss us by a small margin but because it is so close, it is worth mentioning. This storm has produced 1.75 inch (golfball hail) very recently and has good low level rotation. Storm is likely not producing a tornado, but there is a possibility. Currently the worst of it is located due north about 13 miles, or over Celina. This is moving South East and will affect McKinney & Ana.

BULLETIN – EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1244 AM CDT SAT MAY 9 2009

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
COLLIN COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…
GRAYSON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS…

* UNTIL 145 AM CDT

* AT 1244 AM CDT…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GOLF BALL SIZE HAIL…AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.  THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 4 MILES
WEST OF GUNTER…AND MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. ANOTHER SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WAS ALSO MOVING ALONG THE RED RIVER IN COOKE COUNTY
AND WILL AFFECT THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF GRAYSON COUNTY.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR…
GUNTER AND CELINA BY 1250 AM
DORCHESTER…PROSPER…FRISCO AND EISENHOWER STATE PARK BY 1255 AM
SHERMAN…KNOLLWOOD AND DENISON BY 100 AM
HOWE BY 105 AM

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE…SEEK SHELTER IN A STRONG BUILDING AND
STAY INSIDE…AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE WARNING AREA. SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE TORNADOES WITH LITTLE OR NO WARNING.

THIS STORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING LARGE DAMAGING HAIL. SEEK
SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!

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