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Tornado Watch 189
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 189
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   135 PM CDT TUE MAY 19 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
     NORTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 135 PM UNTIL
     900 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
   THE AFTERNOON IN A MOIST ENVIRONMENT ACROSS NW TX AND SW/S CENTRAL
   OK.  ALONG A IMMEDIATELY S OF A SURFACE FRONT...ROTATING STORMS WILL
   BE POSSIBLE WITH THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES...AS WELL AS ISOLATED
   LARGE HAIL/DAMAGING WINDS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ALTUS
   OKLAHOMA TO 80 MILES EAST SOUTHEAST OF FORT SILL OKLAHOMA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1.5 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25025.


   ...THOMPSON
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