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Tornado Watch 149
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WW0149 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 149
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   520 PM CDT Sat Apr 23 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Central and northeast Oklahoma

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon from 520 PM until Midnight
     CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
       to 2 inches in diameter possible
     Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Scattered supercell development is expected this evening
   along a stalled dryline across central Oklahoma.  The storm
   environment will favor the potential for large hail up to 2 inch
   diameter, isolated damaging winds of 60-70 mph, and a few tornadoes
   through late evening and early tonight.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 25 miles northeast of Ponca City OK to
   35 miles south of Fort Sill OK. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 147...WW 148...

   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 24030.

   ...Thompson
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