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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 150
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 150
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   500 PM CDT MON MAY 10 2010
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          PARTS OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
          SMALL PART OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS
          SMALL PART OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI
          MUCH OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON FROM 500 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.
   
   ...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
   
   DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER...
   THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 80 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE
   POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES NORTHEAST OF CHANUTE
   KANSAS TO 65 MILES SOUTH OF MCALESTER OKLAHOMA.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).
   
   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
   AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
   THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
   AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.
   
   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 146...WW 147...WW
   148...WW 149...
   
   DISCUSSION...TORNADIC SUPERCELLS HAVE DEVELOPED ALONG/AHEAD OF DRY
   LINE CENTRAL OK. WITH EXTREME INSTABILITY SPREADING NEWD AHEAD OF
   STORMS AND VERY STRONG SHEAR...THE THREAT FOR LONG TRACK
   TORNADOS...POSSIBLY VERY STRONG WILL CONTINUE EWD ACROSS THE WATCH
   THRU THE EVENING.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 4 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24045.
   
   
   ...HALES
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