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Tornado Watch 221
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WW0221 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   Tornado Watch Number 221
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   135 PM CDT Thu May 9 2024

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     North-Central and Central Texas

   * Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 135 PM until
     900 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A couple tornadoes possible
     Scattered damaging winds and isolated significant gusts to 85
       mph likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 4
       inches in diameter likely

   SUMMARY...Widely scattered to scattered thunderstorms are forecast
   to develop this afternoon into the early evening.  Several intense
   supercells are likely and will be capable of large to giant hail
   (max diameter 2 to 4 inches) and severe gusts.  The tornado risk may
   focus along the west to east oriented wind shift draped across parts
   of north-central Texas.  Eventual growth into a severe cluster of 
   supercells with accompanying significant hail and wind hazards may
   evolve towards the evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 65 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 35 miles south southeast of Dallas TX
   to 70 miles south southwest of Abilene TX. 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.


   219...WW 220...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 75 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
   storm motion vector 27025.

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