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Tornado Watch 155
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WW0155 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL5
   
   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 155
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   245 PM CDT WED MAY 12 2010
   
   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
   TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
   
          SOUTH CENTRAL AND EASTERN KANSAS
          WESTERN OKLAHOMA
          WESTERN NORTH TEXAS
   
   EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 245 PM UNTIL
   1000 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 NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 10 MILES NORTHEAST OF TOPEKA
   KANSAS TO 45 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF ALTUS OKLAHOMA.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
   
   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 154...
   
   DISCUSSION...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY ALONG
   THE SURFACE FRONT OVER SOUTH CENTRAL AND EASTERN KS...AND ALONG THE
   DRYLINE OVER WESTERN OK THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.  AIRMASS IS VERY
   UNSTABLE WITH SUFFICIENT VERTICAL SHEAR TO PROMOTE SUPERCELLS
   CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED TORNADOES.
   
   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 24035.
   
   
   ...HART
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