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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
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
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.