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Tornado Watch 159
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Moderate
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 159
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   500 PM CDT Fri Apr 29 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southwestern, central and northern Oklahoma

   * Effective this Friday afternoon from 500 PM until Midnight CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely with a couple intense tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 5
       inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
       mph possible

   SUMMARY...Isolated supercells are expected to develop and move away
   from the dryline over the remainder of the afternoon.  Any sustained
   storm(s) could offer tornadoes (potentially significant/EF2+), very
   large/damaging hail, and locally severe gusts.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles northeast of Ponca City OK to
   35 miles south southeast of Fort Sill OK. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
   WOU9).

   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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 157...WW 158...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
   storm motion vector 24030.

   ...Edwards
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