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Particularly Dangerous Situation (PDS) Tornado Watch 189
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   Tornado Watch Number 189
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   200 PM CDT Mon May 6 2024

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern Kansas
     Western and Central Oklahoma
     Western North Texas

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 200 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.


   * Primary threats include...
     Numerous tornadoes expected with a few intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to 4
       inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph likely

   SUMMARY...Explosive thunderstorm development is forecast this
   afternoon along and east of a north to south oriented dryline. 
   Given a very favorable environment for severe thunderstorms, intense
   supercells are expected to evolve.  These storms are forecast to
   move east across the Watch area this afternoon through the late
   evening.  The possibility exists for regenerative supercell
   development over central Oklahoma this evening.  Initially large to
   giant hail is forecast with the initial supercell activity before
   the tornado risk increases.  Intense tornadoes are probable
   especially as the atmosphere becomes very favorable for tornadoes
   late this afternoon and continuing through the evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 105 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 25 miles north northwest of Hutchinson
   KS to 50 miles south southeast 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.



   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24035.

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