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Tornado Watch 243
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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 243
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   920 AM CDT SUN MAY 6 2007
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          PARTS OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS
          MUCH OF WESTERN AND NORTHERN OKLAHOMA
          SMALL PART OF NORTHWEST TEXAS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING AND EVENING FROM 920 AM UNTIL 600
   PM CDT.
   
   TORNADOES...HAIL TO 2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND
   GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE
   AREAS.
   
   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 95 STATUTE
   MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF
   CHANUTE KANSAS TO 50 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF WICHITA FALLS TEXAS.
    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.
   
   DISCUSSION...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SCENTRAL KS TO SWRN OK
   CURRENTLY...WILL CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY AS THEY DEVELOP EWD INTO A
   VERY UNSTABLE AND WEAKLY CAPPED AIRMASS.  WITH MLCAPES TO 3000 J/KG
   AND 25-30KT OF LOW LEVEL SHEAR.,.POTENTIAL FOR TORNADIC SUPERCELLS
   WILL INCREASE AS THE STORMS CONTINUE EWD...PARTICULARLY BY MID
   AFTERNOON.
   
   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
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24025.
   
   
   ...HALES
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