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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 5
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
530 PM CST Fri Jan 10 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Extreme southeastern Oklahoma
Northeast and east Texas
* Effective this Friday afternoon and Saturday morning from 530
PM until 200 AM CST.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...An increasingly organized band of strong-severe
thunderstorms will cross the watch area tonight, offering severe
wind and a few tornadoes. Ahead of it, isolated supercells may
mature enough to produce tornadoes, strong-severe gusts and sporadic
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles south of Longview TX to 65
miles north northeast of West Plains MO. 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.
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 2...WW 3...WW 4...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 22040.