SPC Tornado Watch 249

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WW 249 TORNADO AR OK TX 192025Z - 200400Z
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 249 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 325 PM CDT Fri May 19 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of northwest Arkansas southern and eastern Oklahoma northwest and north central Texas * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 325 PM until 1100 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible SUMMARY...Increasing thunderstorm development is expected along an outflow boundary across the region through the late afternoon and evening. Initial storm development may include supercells, with a risk for severe hail and perhaps a couple of tornadoes, before activity consolidates into an upscale growing cluster of storms with increasing potential for damaging wind gusts this evening. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 70 statute miles north and south of a line from 35 miles west of Stephenville TX to Fort Smith AR. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9). 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 246...WW 247...WW 248... AVIATION...Tornadoes and 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 500. Mean storm motion vector 23035. ...Kerr Read more

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