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Tornado Watch 249
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WW0249 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 249
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   325 PM CDT Fri May 19 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     northwest Arkansas
     southern and eastern Oklahoma
     northwest and north central Texas

   * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 325 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Increasing thunderstorm development is expected along an
   outflow boundary across the region through the late afternoon and
   evening.  Initial storm development may include supercells, with a
   risk for severe hail and perhaps a couple of tornadoes, before
   activity consolidates into an upscale growing cluster of storms with
   increasing potential for damaging wind gusts this evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 35 miles west of Stephenville TX to
   Fort Smith AR. For a complete depiction of the watch see the
   associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 246...WW 247...WW 248...

   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 23035.

   ...Kerr
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