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Tornado Watch 212
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WW0212 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 212
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   250 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN ARKANSAS
     EASTERN OKLAHOMA
     EASTERN INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 250 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...A LARGE COMPLEX OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH EMBEDDED BOWS
   AND SUPERCELLS IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD EAST ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS
   AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING.  WHILE CORRIDORS OF DESTRUCTIVE OUTFLOW
   WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY HAZARD...A FEW TORNADOES AND SEVERE HAIL
   WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   MCALESTER OKLAHOMA TO 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HUNTSVILLE TEXAS. 
   FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
   OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 210...WW 211...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND 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
   600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...MEAD
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