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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 205
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
510 AM CDT Tue May 21 2019
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Extreme northwestern Arkansas
East-central and northeastern Oklahoma
* Effective this Tuesday morning from 510 AM until NOON CDT.
* Primary threats include...
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 75
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
SUMMARY...A bowing line of thunderstorms with embedded bookend/QLCS
vortices will continue to pose a damaging-wind and tornado threat,
with isolated large hail, as it crosses the watch area through the
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
either side of a line from 15 miles southwest of Poteau OK to 40
miles north northwest of Muskogee 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...This tornado watch replaces tornado
watch number 204. Watch number 204 will not be in effect after
510 AM CDT.
AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24035.