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Tornado Watch 205
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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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
       mph possible
     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
   morning.

   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
   WOU5).

   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...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.

   ...Edwards
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