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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 243
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1100 PM CDT Thu May 18 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 1100 PM
until 300 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 80 mph possible
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A fast-moving bow echo over eastern Oklahoma will track
northeastward across the watch area, posing a risk of relatively
widespread damaging wind gusts. Isolated tornadoes may also occur
along the leading edge of the line.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
north and south of a line from 20 miles west of Fayetteville AR to 5
miles east southeast of Harrison AR. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).
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 240...WW 241...WW 242...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.