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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 220
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
150 PM CDT Tue May 16 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Eastern Texas Panhandle
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 4
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 75 mph possible
SUMMARY...Isolated supercell thunderstorms are expected to form
along the dryline over the eastern Texas Panhandle and track across
the watch area this afternoon and evening. Very large hail and
isolated strong tornadoes are possible in this area.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
east and west of a line from 75 miles south southwest of Childress
TX to 55 miles north northwest of Gage OK. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.