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Tornado Watch 172
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 172
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   525 PM CDT Mon May 2 2022

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Western and Central Arkansas
     Eastern Oklahoma

   * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 525 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Storms, including supercells, will continue to develop and
   likely intensify in vicinity of a modifying boundary from eastern
   Oklahoma into western/central Arkansas. Large hail and damaging
   winds will be possible, at least on an isolated basis. Tornado
   potential will also exist with storms along the boundary and as the
   low-level jet intensifies toward/after sunset.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 45 miles west northwest of Poteau OK
   to 50 miles east northeast of Hot Springs AR. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

   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 171...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 24030.

   ...Guyer
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