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Tornado Watch 161
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WW0161 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

Note:  The expiration time in the watch graphic is amended if the watch is replaced, cancelled or extended.
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 161
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   735 PM CDT SUN MAY 10 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL ARKANSAS
     SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
     NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 735 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ONGOING OVER NORTH-CENTRAL TEXAS AND
   SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD NORTHEAST ACROSS THE WATCH
   AREA THIS EVENING.  SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF A COUPLE OF
   TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS ARE
   POSSIBLE.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 80 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
   TEXARKANA ARKANSAS TO 25 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF HOT SPRINGS
   ARKANSAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 155...WW 157...WW
   159...WW 160...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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 22025.


   ...MEAD
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