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Tornado Watch 240
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WW0240 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 240
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   600 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     East-central Oklahoma

   * Effective this Thursday night from 600 PM until Midnight CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Severe thunderstorms over central Oklahoma will track
   northeastward across the watch area this evening, posing a risk of
   large hail and isolated tornadoes.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles north northeast of
   Bartlesville OK to 40 miles east southeast of Ardmore OK. For a
   complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
   update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   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 235...WW 236...WW
   237...WW 238...WW 239...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24030.

   ...Hart
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