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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 206
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
735 PM CDT Fri May 22 2020
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Parts of west central and central Arkansas
East central and southeast Oklahoma
* Effective this Friday night and Saturday morning from 735 PM
until 200 AM CDT.
* Primary threats include...
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible
SUMMARY...Scattered thunderstorm development is underway along a
residual outflow boundary near and just south of Interstate 40, and
storms will likely persist along this corridor into the early
morning hours. The storm environment favors supercells capable of
producing isolated very large hail and damaging winds. There will
also be some threat for a tornado or two with the most intense
supercells the next few hours.
The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles north and south of a line from 10 miles west southwest
of Mcalester OK to 15 miles north northeast of Little Rock AR. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).
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 204...WW 205...
AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
2.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean storm motion vector