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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 69
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
615 PM CDT Thu Mar 16 2023
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central and Eastern Texas
* Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 615 PM
until 100 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
SUMMARY...Clusters of severe thunderstorms will eventually develop
into a line and move east and southeast across the watch area this
evening and tonight. A few tornadoes are possible, along with
damaging thunderstorm wind gusts and isolated very large hail.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from 55 miles east northeast of De Queen AR
to 80 miles west southwest of Lufkin 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 68...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 28035.