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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 192
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
500 PM CDT Wed May 3 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon from 500 PM until Midnight
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A band of strong-severe thunderstorms near a cold front
will move southeastward across the watch area through the evening,
offering damaging gusts and large hail. A tornado or two also may
occur near an outflow boundary over parts of southeast Texas and
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
statute miles either side of a line from 55 miles northwest of
Palacios TX to 25 miles northeast of Fort Polk LA. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).
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...This severe thunderstorm watch replaces
tornado watch number 190. Watch number 190 will not be in effect
after 500 PM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 191...
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