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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 386
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
340 PM CDT Fri Jun 30 2017
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
West Central Arkansas
Southern and Central Oklahoma
Western North Texas
* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 340 PM until
1100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorms are forecast to develop and
intensify across the watch area this afternoon and evening. Initial
storms will pose a risk of very large hail and perhaps a tornado.
The damaging wind threat will increase this evening.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 50 miles west southwest
of Altus OK to 5 miles north of Fort Smith AR. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 385...
AVIATION...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