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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 79
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 79
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   510 PM CDT SUN APR 10 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
     EXTREME NORTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 510 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AND SPREAD
   NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH LATE EVENING TOWARD CENTRAL OKLAHOMA.  THE
   STORM ENVIRONMENT WILL BECOME FAVORABLE FOR SUPERCELLS WITH LARGE
   HAIL AND ISOLATED DAMAGING WINDS THIS EVENING. THE TORNADO RISK WILL
   BE MARGINAL AT BEST FOR THE NEXT FEW HOURS...BUT SOUTHWEST INTO
   CENTRAL OKLAHOMA WILL CONTINUE TO BE MONITORED FOR ANY INCREASE IN
   TORNADO RISK AFTER SUNSET.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 80
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST
   NORTHWEST OF FORT SILL OKLAHOMA TO 15 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF
   CHANDLER OKLAHOMA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 78...

   AVIATION...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 24030.


   ...THOMPSON
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