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Tornado Watch 531
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WW0531 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 531
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1110 PM CDT SUN OCT 12 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST INTO CENTRAL TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING FROM 1110 PM
     UNTIL 700 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTHWEST OF SHERMAN
   TEXAS TO 25 MILES SOUTHWEST OF WACO TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 529...WW 530...

   DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE IN COVERAGE AND
   INTENSITY TONIGHT ALONG AND AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT ADVANCING SEWD
   ACROSS THE REGION. THE COMBINATION OF STRONG LOW-LEVEL AND
   DEEP-LAYER SHEAR AND A MOISTENING/DESTABILIZING AIR MASS WILL BE
   SUPPORTIVE OF SUPERCELLS AND BOWING LINE SEGMENTS CAPABLE OF A
   COUPLE TORNADOES...DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS AND LARGE HAIL.

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 60 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   500. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24035.


   ...MEAD
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