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Mesoscale Discussion 333
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   Mesoscale Discussion 0333
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   0820 PM CDT Mon Apr 01 2024

   Areas affected...much of central OK into northern TX

   Concerning...Tornado Watch 65...

   Valid 020120Z - 020245Z

   The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 65 continues.

   SUMMARY...The severe threat continues across Tornado Watch 65. All
   severe hazards remain a concern, including with new storms
   developing over southwestern into central OK. Temporal extensions of
   the ongoing watch may be needed for central into northeast OK.

   DISCUSSION...New convective development is underway across
   southwestern into central OK in the wake of earlier storms. These
   newer storms are forming immediately ahead of the cold front and are
   progressing toward a modestly buoyant airmass (characterized by
   1000-2000 J/kg MLCAPE). The 00Z observed sounding from OUN depicted
   a cooling boundary layer, but with steep lapse rates aloft. The
   associated observed hodograph showed sizeable low-level curvature
   and mid-level elongation, which would support possible supercell
   development accompanied by a threat for damaging gusts, large hail,
   and perhaps a couple of tornadoes. 

   As such, portions of Tornado Watch 65 over central into northeast OK
   will need to be extended in time to address the severe threat with
   storms developing in southwestern OK. Farther southeast, a new WW
   issuance will be needed to address the severe threat later this

   ..Squitieri.. 04/02/2024

   ...Please see for graphic product...


   LAT...LON   33449932 34639884 35829770 36819611 36899533 36559512
               35449535 34759561 33759632 33329707 33059840 33449932 

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