NWS Warns of Hail, Strong Wind; Severe Thunderstorm Warning Now Added (Update)

October 3, 2019 - (Update: 4:49pm) - The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northeastern Nacogdoches County in eastern Texas, Southwestern Shelby County in eastern Texas, Northwestern San Augustine County in eastern Texas until 5:30pm CDT.

At 4:42 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles northeast of Martinsville, or 10 miles southwest of Center, moving west southwest at 20 mph.

Hazard: 60 mph wind gusts and penny size hail.

Source: Radar indicated.

Impact: Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include Garrison, Melrose, Martinsville, Neuville, Appleby, Arcadia, Jericho and Stockman.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature`s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.

Significant Weather Advisory for Southeastern Panola, Shelby, Northeastern San Augustine and Northwestern Sabine Counties until 5pm CDT.

At 3:54pm CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from 6 miles north of Joaquin to near Milam. Movement was west northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Pea size hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include: Center, Milam, San Augustine, Tenaha, Timpson, Joaquin, Rosevine, Patroon, Macune, Shelbyville, Bland Lake, Neuville, Gary City, Hurstown, Denning, James, Sexton, Jericho, Calgary and Arcadia.