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Tornado Watch 197
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Very Low

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 197
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   525 PM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN OKLAHOMA
     WEST CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 525
     PM UNTIL 200 AM 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...THUNDERSTORMS...INCLUDING A FEW SUPERCELLS WITH A RISK FOR
   TORNADOES AND LOCALLY DAMAGING WIND...EXPECTED OVER PARTS OF
   SOUTHWEST...SOUTH CENTRAL...AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA...AND ADJACENT
   NORTH TEXAS THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY.  OTHER STORMS WITH A RISK FOR
   LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WIND...AND PERHAPS AN ISOLATED TORNADO
   EXPECTED OVER THE TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75 STATUTE
   MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES NORTH OF DURANT
   OKLAHOMA TO 25 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF LUBBOCK TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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 194...WW 195...WW 196...

   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 21025.


   ...CORFIDI
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