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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 69
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
520 AM CDT Thu May 3 2018
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Thursday morning from 520 AM until 1100 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...A line of severe thunderstorms will continue to develop
eastward across northwest into north Texas, and across the Red River
into Oklahoma. Damaging winds are likely, with a brief tornado or
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 85
statute miles east and west of a line from 45 miles south southeast
of Wichita Falls TX to 40 miles north northwest of Ardmore OK. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).
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 68...
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 550. Mean storm motion vector