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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 19
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1025 PM CST Wed Feb 16 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Southwest and Central Oklahoma
Northwest and Western North Texas
* Effective this Wednesday night and Thursday morning from 1025
PM until 500 AM CST.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
Scattered large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...With steady low-level moistening ahead of a potent
upper-level system, strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to
develop and quickly race northeastward across the region through the
overnight. Isolated large hail and damaging winds will be possible,
and a tornado cannot be ruled out, particularly across western North
Texas and far south-central Oklahoma.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 90
statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles southwest of
Abilene TX to 30 miles west northwest of Chandler OK. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector