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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
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
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.