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Tornado Watch 293
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WW0293 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
High Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Tornado Watch Number 293
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   1245 PM CDT Wed May 29 2019

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Parts of western and northern Arkansas
     Southeastern Oklahoma
     Parts of north central and northeastern Texas

   * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 1245 PM
     until 800 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes likely
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
       inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

   SUMMARY...Ongoing storms from north Texas into northwestern Arkansas
   will continue to spread eastward through the afternoon.  Additional
   warm sector, discrete storm development appears likely from
   northeast Texas into western Arkansas through the afternoon.  The
   storm environment is supportive of supercells with very large hail,
   as well as storm clusters capable of damaging gusts.  Though
   low-level shear is not particularly strong, some of the discrete
   storms and/or storm interactions could pose a tornado threat, as
   well as circulations embedded in line segments resulting from
   upscale growth.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 20 miles north northeast of Flippin AR
   to 50 miles east southeast of Stephenville TX. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

   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...CONTINUE...WW 288...WW 289...WW
   290...WW 291...WW 292...

   AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
   surface and aloft to 3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
   gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
   storm motion vector 24030.

   ...Thompson
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