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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 144
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
120 PM CDT Tue May 7 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 120 PM until
1000 PM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Several tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
SUMMARY...An initial severe risk early this afternoon should be
focused along/north of a surface front that extends
southwest-northeast across the Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles. Large hail
and some tornado risk will exist with these storms. Additional
development is likely by mid/late afternoon across additional
portions of the Texas Panhandle. Supercells capable of very large
hail can be expected. The tornado risk will tend to steadily
increase through late afternoon and especially early this evening,
including the potential for a couple of strong/intense tornadoes.
Damaging winds could also be an increasing concern across the
eastern Panhandles this evening.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 80 statute miles
east and west of a line from 20 miles north northeast of Guymon OK
to 35 miles south southeast of Amarillo 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.
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 550. Mean
storm motion vector 24025.