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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 138
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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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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 138
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   115 AM CDT THU MAY 7 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     EXTREME SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA
     PARTS OF NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY MORNING FROM 115 AM UNTIL 700 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...CLUSTERS OF SEVERE STORMS...INCLUDING EMBEDDED
   SUPERCELLS...WILL LIKELY PERSIST FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS ALONG
   AND S OF THE RED RIVER...WITH A CONTINUED RISK FOR LARGE
   HAIL/DAMAGING WINDS.  AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT WITH
   THE MORE INTENSE EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 40
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES WEST
   SOUTHWEST OF WICHITA FALLS TEXAS TO 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF SHERMAN
   TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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...THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REPLACES
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 137. WATCH NUMBER 137 WILL NOT BE IN EFFECT
   AFTER 115 AM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 136...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 60
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28020.


   ...THOMPSON
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