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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 19
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Low

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   SEL9

   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).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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
   tornadoes.

   &&

   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
   24040.

   ...Guyer
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