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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 196
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL6

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 196
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   845 PM CDT SUN MAY 22 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA
     NORTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 845 PM
     UNTIL 300 AM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...SUPERCELLS AND OTHER NEIGHBORING STORMS HAVE AGGREGATED
   INTO A LARGE CLUSTER ACROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE REGION.
    A COLD POOL IS INCREASINGLY EVIDENT IN WEST TEXAS MESONET DATA IN
   THE TRAILING AIR MASS...AND AN MCV ALSO APPEARS TO BE DEVELOPING. 
   THESE FACTORS...ALONG WITH OTHERS COVERED IN SPC MESOSCALE
   DISCUSSION 684...SUGGEST POTENTIAL FOR THE COMPLEX TO SHIFT DOWN THE
   RED RIVER VALLEY AND PRODUCE OCCASIONALLY DAMAGING WIND...AS WELL AS
   SOME HAIL.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 55
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES WEST
   SOUTHWEST OF ALTUS OKLAHOMA TO 35 MILES EAST OF WICHITA FALLS
   TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

   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 190...WW 191...WW
   192...WW 193...WW 194...WW 195...

   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 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28025.


   ...EDWARDS
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