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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 75
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
525 AM CDT Wed Mar 30 2022
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Extreme southeastern Oklahoma
Northeast and extreme east Texas
* Effective this Wednesday morning and afternoon from 525 AM
until 100 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
to 80 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A broken band of thunderstorms is expected to reorient
more north-south and gradually intensify through the morning and
into midday, as it crosses the watch area. The southern end of the
activity also may expand and become severe as it crosses from Texas
into Louisiana and shifts eastward. Strengthening deep-layer wind
fields and increasing moisture will favor a threat for tornadoes and
severe gusts from this activity.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles south of Shreveport LA to 25
miles northwest of West Plains MO. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).
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 74...
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean
storm motion vector 23045.