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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
* 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).
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.