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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 171
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
740 PM CDT Thu May 7 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Western and central Oklahoma
Northeast Texas Panhandle
* Effective this Thursday night and Friday morning from 740 PM
until 300 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
inches in diameter likely
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Several supercells will likely develop, initially across
southwest Kansas and then farther south across the northeast Texas
Panhandle into northwest Oklahoma. These severe storms should
consolidate into a broader MCS towards central Oklahoma later
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 95
statute miles east and west of a line from 20 miles east of Clinton
OK to 35 miles northwest of Medicine Lodge KS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).
REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 170...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 70 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector