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WW 175 TORNADO TX 292210Z – 300300Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 175
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
510 PM CDT Sat Apr 29 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Northeast Texas

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 510 PM until
  1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...A band of storms ahead of a cold front and on the west
edge of an outflow boundary will be in a zone supportive of
supercells with the potential to produce a couple of tornadoes,
along with isolated large hail and damaging winds.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
east and west of a line from 15 miles northwest of Paris TX to 40
miles southeast of Corsicana TX. 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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 174...

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 550. Mean
storm motion vector 22020.

...Thompson

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