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Tornado Watch 186
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WW0186 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL6
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 186
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   335 PM CDT TUE MAY 18 2010
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          PARTS OF NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO
          OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE
          MUCH OF TEXAS PANHANDLE
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 335 PM UNTIL
   1100 PM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 3.5 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 125 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
   GUYMON OKLAHOMA TO 45 MILES SOUTHWEST OF AMARILLO TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
   
   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 185...
   
   DISCUSSION...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OFF HIGHER
   TERRAIN NERN NM AHEAD OF S/WV TROUGH APPROACHING THE AREA FROM THE
   WEST.  AIR MASS HAS BECOME MDTLY UNSTABLE WITH MLCAPES TO 2000 J/KG.
   COUPLED WITH STEEP LAPSE RATES AND FAVORABLE VEERING SHEAR
   PROFILES...SUPERCELLS WILL DEVELOP WITH THREAT OF VERY LARGE HAIL
   AND POSSIBLE TORNADOES AS THEY MOVE EWD.
   
   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 3.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 70 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25030.
   
   
   ...HALES
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