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WW 257 TORNADO OK TX 142250Z – 150600Z

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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 257
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
550 PM CDT TUE JUN 14 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
  SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA
  EASTERN PARTS OF THE TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 550
  PM UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
  A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
  SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2.5
    INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
  ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...INCLUDING A
COUPLE SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL...LOCALLY DAMAGING
WIND...AND TORNADOS...EXPECTED TO FORM/PERSIST OVER WATCH AREA
THROUGH LATE EVENING.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
MILES NORTH AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
CHILDRESS TEXAS TO 20 MILES SOUTH OF FORT SILL OKLAHOMA.  FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

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 254...WW 255...WW 256...

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
550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 28020.


...CORFIDI

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