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Tornado Watch 221
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   Tornado Watch Number 221
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   310 PM CDT Thu May 23 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     South Central Kansas
     Northwest Oklahoma
     West Texas and the eastern Panhandle

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 310 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Several tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread large hail expected with scattered very large hail
       events to 3 inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...Intense thunderstorms are expected to develop this
   afternoon over the watch area, with a few supercells likely. 
   Tornadoes, very large hail, and damaging winds are all possible.  A
   strong tornado is also possible.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 60 miles southwest of Lubbock TX to 45
   miles east northeast of Dodge City KS. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


   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.



   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

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