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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 198
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 198
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   215 AM CDT MON MAY 23 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     PARTS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
     PARTS OF NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY MORNING FROM 215 AM UNTIL 700 AM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...SMALL BOWING THUNDERSTORM CLUSTER WILL LIKELY PERSIST FOR
   A FEW MORE HOURS WITH A CONTINUING THREAT FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND
   HAIL...WHILE OTHER STORMS FORM TO THE WEST WITH A HAIL THREAT BEHIND
   THE LEAD CLUSTER.  GRADUAL CHANGES IN STORM ENVIRONMENT SUGGEST THE
   SEVERE RISK SHOULD DIMINISH JUST BEFORE DAYBREAK.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 40
   STATUTE MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES SOUTH OF
   ALTUS OKLAHOMA TO 30 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF ARDMORE 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...THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REPLACES
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 196. WATCH NUMBER 196 WILL NOT
   BE IN EFFECT AFTER 215 AM CDT. CONTINUE...WW 195...WW 197...

   AVIATION...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 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 28040.


   ...THOMPSON
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