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WW 295 TORNADO OK TX 232130Z - 240400Z
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Tornado Watch Number 295
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
430 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Southwest Oklahoma
  The Edwards Plateau into northwest Texas

* Effective this Thursday afternoon and evening from 430 PM until
  1100 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3.5
    inches in diameter possible
  Isolated damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible

SUMMARY...A few supercells are expected to form late this afternoon
along the dryline, and storms will move slowly eastward through late
evening.  The storm environment favors isolated very large hail (up
to 3.5 inches in diameter) as the main threat, though a couple of
tornadoes will also be possible.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 45 statute miles
east and west of a line from 20 miles northwest of Clinton OK to 35
miles southeast of San Angelo TX. For a complete depiction of the
watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).


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.



AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 3.5 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 600. Mean
storm motion vector 26020.


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