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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 236
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
portions of northern and central Texas
* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 4
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY...Strong/severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop in the
next hour or so across portions of northern and central Texas,
expanding in coverage as they spread eastward/northeastward through
the afternoon and evening hours. Along with risk for a couple of
tornadoes, very large/destructive hail and damaging wind gusts will
be likely with the strongest storms/bands of storms.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
north and south of a line from 70 miles west of Abilene TX to 45
miles southeast of Fort Worth TX. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
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 235...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.