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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 188
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
640 PM CDT Sat May 18 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
* Effective this Saturday night from 640 PM until Midnight CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
Isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...A broken line of strong to severe thunderstorms will
continue to progress northeastward toward/across the Mississippi
River this evening. Damaging winds will be the primary risk.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles east and west of a line from 35 miles northwest of
Memphis TN to 65 miles southwest of Oxford MS. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).
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 183...WW 184...WW
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector