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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 178
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 178
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   855 PM CDT MON MAY 16 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING FROM 855 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...MERGING CLUSTERS OF SUPERCELLS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW
   UPSCALE INTO AN MCS THAT WILL MOVE EAST-SOUTHEASTWARD ACROSS WEST
   CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS. 
   DAMAGING WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE STRONGEST EMBEDDED
   SUPERCELLS/BOWING SEGMENTS...AS WELL AS LARGE HAIL.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 45 MILES WEST OF
   CLINTON OKLAHOMA TO 25 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHICKASHA OKLAHOMA. 
   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...CONTINUE...WW 176...WW 177...

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 500. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 29035.


   ...THOMPSON
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