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Tornado Watch 74
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WW0074 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL4

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 74
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   200 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND EASTERN OKLAHOMA
     NORTH TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 200 PM UNTIL
     800 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   BARTLESVILLE OKLAHOMA TO 60 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF SHERMAN
   TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 73...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE BEGINNING TO FORM ALONG THE COLD
   FRONT IN NORTH CENTRAL OK...AND WILL SOON FORM ALONG THE DRYLINE
   SOUTHWARD INTO NORTH TX.  STRONG INSTABILITY WILL PROMOTE SUPERCELL
   STRUCTURES WITH DRYLINE STORMS...CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL AND
   DAMAGING WINDS.  THE TORNADO THREAT APPEARS GREATEST LATE THIS
   AFTERNOON AND EVENING OVER SOUTHEAST OK...WHERE STRONGEST LOW LEVEL
   SHEAR AND BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE WILL BE PRESENT.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26030.


   ...HART
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