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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
* 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).
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.