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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 204
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
245 PM CDT Wed May 10 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 245 PM
until 1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter possible
Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms will continue to develop and increase
this afternoon, initially near the intersection of the dryline and a
modifying outflow boundary that extends northeastward into southwest
Oklahoma. Very large hail will be the primary risk, but damaging
winds are also possible, and a tornado risk exists especially later
today and/or near the modifying outflow boundary.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
north and south of a line from 85 miles west southwest of Childress
TX to 20 miles south southeast of Fort Sill OK. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).
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 203...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 24025.