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Tornado Watch 126
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WW0126 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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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 126
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   155 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     PARTS OF SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
     EXTREME NORTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 155 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...STORMS ARE INTENSIFYING IN SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA...AND
   ADDITIONAL STORM DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE A LITTLE FARTHER EAST THIS
   AFTERNOON.  THE STORMS WILL LIKELY SPREAD EASTWARD AND NORTHEASTWARD
   TOWARD CENTRAL OKLAHOMA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...WHILE OTHER STORMS
   MOVE INTO SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA FROM NORTH TEXAS. 
   THE STORM ENVIRONMENT IS SUPPORTIVE OF THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES
   AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL...IN ADDITION TO A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 5 MILES NORTH OF ALTUS
   OKLAHOMA TO 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF MCALESTER OKLAHOMA.  FOR
   A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 124...WW 125...

   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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25030.


   ...THOMPSON
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