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Tornado Watch 231
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WW0231 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 231
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   245 PM CDT WED MAY 27 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     WESTERN OKLAHOMA INCLUDING A PART OF THE PANHANDLE
     EASTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 245 PM
     UNTIL 1000 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS
       TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SUPERCELLS ARE EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY DEVELOP OVER THE AREA
   THIS AFTERNOON INTO EVENING WITH A RISK FOR VERY LARGE HAIL AND A
   FEW TORNADOES.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   GUYMON OKLAHOMA TO 50 MILES SOUTHWEST OF CLINTON OKLAHOMA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 227...WW 228...WW
   229...WW 230...

   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
   600. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 27020.


   ...MEAD
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