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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 229
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1010 PM CDT Tue May 16 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and central Oklahoma
* Effective this Tuesday night and Wednesday morning from 1010 PM
until 500 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Semi-discrete severe storms will continue to occur on a
relatively isolated basis, ahead of an increasing band of mostly
linearly organized storms currently increasing across west/northwest
Texas. Bouts of severe hail will remain possible, and a relatively
widespread damaging wind risk may also evolve. A tornado or two
could also occur, mainly with line-embedded circulations that
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles northwest of
Ponca City OK to 40 miles east southeast of Abilene TX. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 224...WW 225...WW
226...WW 227...WW 228...
AVIATION...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 550. Mean storm motion vector