The Nationwide Climate Service’s Storm Prediction Centre (SPC) issued a menace degree 5 out of 5 for violent tornadoes for northwestern Texas and western and central Oklahoma.
Two million individuals could possibly be impacted by catastrophic tornadoes and flash flooding on Monday.
The SPC stated: “This occasion ought to lead to a big menace to life and property.”
Twisters have been noticed forming in Texas and Oklahoma.
The NWS confirmed two “massive and intensely harmful” tornadoes will hit Greer County, Oklahoma and Dickens County, Texas Monday night.
The NWS advise: “A particularly harmful and doubtlessly lethal twister is on the bottom.
“To guard your life, take cowl now!”
A complete of 9 tornadoes have been reported to this point, based on CNN.
Violent tornadoes makes up zero.5 % of all twisters however account for half of tornado-related deaths, based on CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller.
There aren’t any stories of any accidents to this point.
The final time any a part of the US had seen a threat of twister exercise this elevated was in 2012, stated Patrick Marsh, a warning coordination meteorologist on the SPC.
He suggested individuals within the area to have a plan for looking for shelter if a storm approaches.
Mr Marsh stated: “Right now just isn’t a day to fiddle.”
The Oklahoma Metropolis public college system and the College of Oklahoma in Norman had been shut down due to the damaging climate menace.
Whereas Oklahoma and Texas confronted essentially the most vital threat of tornadoes, the close by states of Kansas and Arkansas may additionally see twisters, Mr Marsh added.