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Tornado threatens Denton, Texas

Tornadic storms threaten Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas as low progresses eastward.
Tornadic storms threaten Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Arkansas as low progresses eastward.
UCAR RAP Satellite image of tornadic storms in Texas

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) issued a convective tornado prediction that marked a 15% hatched tornado risk for areas including Missouri and Arkansas, and also included a 2-5% tornado risk for parts of Texas and Oklahoma.

Amos Magliocco captures tornado as it moves toward Denton, TX today.
Amos Magliocco

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
547 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL DENTON COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...

* UNTIL 630 PM CDT

* AT 547 PM CDT...STORM SPOTTERS AND DOPPLER RADAR OBSERVED A
DEVELOPING TORNADO 3 MILES SOUTHWEST OF KRUM...MOVING EAST AT 20
MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
DENTON AROUND 605 PM CDT...

A half an hour ago, at around 6:06pm CDT, Amos Magliocco filmed a tornado that touched down near Denton, Texas (See main picture).

The tornado that approached Denton formed quickly in the warm sector ahead of a dry line boundary and quickly progressing cold front (See slideshow for details).

Tornadic storms continue to pose a threat to communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas, and other states this evening, as the low progresses eastward.

If you live in any of these storm affected areas, monitor weather with NOAA weather radios, smart phone weather apps, local weather stations, and official published notices, until the threats pass. If a tornado is approaching, take cover immediately in a safe area.

April 3rd, marks somewhat of a kick-off of the 2014 tornado season, as tornado frequency so far this year have been below average.