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Mesoscale Discussion 362
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0362
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0603 PM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

   AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF WRN/NRN OK...WRN NORTH TX...AND ERN
   PARTS OF THE TX PANHANDLE

   CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 73...

   VALID 182303Z - 190030Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 73 CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...THE RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS INCLUDING SOME TORNADO
   POTENTIAL CONTINUES ACROSS TORNADO WATCH 73.

   DISCUSSION...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THAT
   DEVELOPED ALONG A FRONT ARCING FROM SWRN KS INTO NWRN OK AND INTO
   THE TX PANHANDLE...AND AN INTERSECTING N/S DRYLINE EXTENDING FARTHER
   S...ARE SPREADING ACROSS PARTS OF WRN OK. SUPERCELL STORM SPLITS AND
   LOCALIZED CONVECTIVE CLUSTERS ASSOCIATED WITH LONG...
   STRAIGHT-LINE...MID/HIGH-LEVEL HODOGRAPHS /AND SLIGHT MID-LEVEL FLOW
   BACKING WITH HEIGHT/ SAMPLED BY THE FDR VWP HAVE BEEN NOTED. SIMILAR
   ACTIVITY WILL SUPPORT A LARGE HAIL RISK GIVEN 1500-2000 J/KG OF
   MLCAPE AS IT ADVANCES NWD/NEWD DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS. ENHANCED
   STREAMWISE VORTICITY FOR RIGHT-MOVERS MAY FAVOR SOME TORNADO
   POTENTIAL...AS THE FDR AND VNX VWPS ALSO INDICATE A VERTICALLY
   VEERING WIND PROFILE IN THE LOW LEVELS. ADDITIONAL CONVECTION MAY
   ALSO DEVELOP NEAR THE DRYLINE/COLD FRONT INTERSECTION ALONG THE WRN
   OK/TX PANHANDLE BORDER.

   ..COHEN.. 04/18/2015


   ATTN...WFO...OUN...LUB...AMA...

   LAT...LON   33750025 35090043 35820004 36859954 36909800 36519760
               36039842 34109833 33559903 33750025 

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