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Tornado Watch 62
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WW0062 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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   SEL2

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 62
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   100 PM CDT Wed May 2 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Western Oklahoma
     Eastern Texas Panhandle and northwest Texas

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 100 PM
     until 1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread large hail and scattered very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Additional severe storms will develop along the dryline
   over the eastern Texas Panhandle this afternoon and spread east into
   western Oklahoma and a part of western North Texas. Very large hail
   will be the primary initial hazard, with a risk for tornadoes and
   damaging winds increasing late afternoon into early evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 90 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 40 miles west northwest of Alva OK to
   55 miles southwest of Wichita Falls TX. For a complete depiction of
   the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU2).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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 61...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24040.

   ...Grams
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