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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 24
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
155 AM CDT Wed Mar 17 2021
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Wednesday morning from 155 AM until 800 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Clusters of severe storms, some with supercell and/or
bowing structures, will continue to spread east-northeastward from
northern Oklahoma toward northeast Oklahoma, southeast Kansas, and
southwest Missouri through the early morning hours. Large hail can
be expected with the stronger storms, as well as occasional damaging
gusts. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out later this morning
in northeast Oklahoma.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
statute miles north and south of a line from 5 miles north of Ponca
City OK to 45 miles northeast of Joplin MO. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
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
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 22...WW 23...
AVIATION...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