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Tornado Watch 171
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood High High
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 171
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   200 PM CDT Mon May 2 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Southern Kansas
     Northern and Central Oklahoma

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 200 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Several tornadoes and a couple intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread large hail expected with isolated very large hail
       events to 3 inches in diameter likely
     Widespread damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 80
       mph likely

   SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are beginning to form in northwest Oklahoma
   and southwest Kansas.  These storms will track eastward across the
   watch area this afternoon and evening, posing a risk of tornadoes
   (some strong) and very large hail.  Storms will become more numerous
   by late this afternoon with an increasing threat of widespread
   damaging winds.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 50 miles west southwest of Alva OK to
   35 miles northeast of Muskogee OK. For a complete depiction of the
   watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 70 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 27030.

   ...Hart
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