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Tornado Watch 144
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High High

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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 
     Oklahoma Panhandle
     Texas Panhandle

   * 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
       mph possible

   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
   WOU4).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   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.

   ...Guyer
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