Weather Conditions at Altus AFBSouthwest OK experiences extreme weather throughout the year. Spring and Fall are known for severe thunderstorms, the summers are hot and dry, and the winters often bring freezing rain and snow. Be aware of changing weather, and be prepared for emergencies.
|Weather Condition||Definition||What You Should Do|
|Tornado Watch||The potential exists for tornadic activity.||Tune in to the local news/radio. Prepare to seek shelter. Be weather aware when outdoors.|
|Tornado Warning||Radar indicates tornadic activity and/or a tornado has been spotted and could impact AAFB.||TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY.|
|Severe Thunderstorm Watch||Forecasted potential for severe thunderstorms w/hail > ¾” and/or winds > 50 knots||Tie down outdoor items. Bring pets indoors with you. Tune in to the local news/radio.|
|Severe Thunderstorm Warning||Thunderstorms w/hail > ¾” and /or winds|
> 50 knots are expected to move over or develop – 30 min. lead time.
|Bring your pets inside with you. Stay indoors. Tune in to the local news/radio.|
|Lightning Warning||Lightning has been observed within 5 miles of the AAFB airfield.||Take cover.|
|Freezing Precipitation Warning||Freezing precipitation is forecasted for AAFB.||Avoid driving, and stay dry and warm indoors. Tune in to the local news/radio.|
|Blizzard Watch||The potential exists for winds > 35 knots with < ¼ mile visibility with heavy snow||Tune in to the local news/radio. Be careful if you venture outdoors.|
|Blizzard Warning||Winds > 35 knots with heavy snow and <|
¼ mile visibility is forecasted for AAFB
|Avoid driving, and stay warm indoors. Tune in to the local news/radio. Pets should never be outside in this weather.|
|Heavy Snow Watch||The potential exists for > ½ ” of snow in 12 hours or less||Tune in to the local news/radio. Be careful if you venture outdoors.|
|Heavy Snow Warning||More than ½” of snow is expected to fall on AAFB in 12 hours or less.||Avoid driving, and stay warm indoors. Pets should never be outside in this weather.|
Altus AFB Emergency Management
Useful information on Emergency Preparedness, making an Emergency Communication Plan, and Building a Disaster Supply Kit.