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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 45
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WW0045 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Very Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 45
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   625 PM CDT TUE APR 1 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHERN AND WESTERN OKLAHOMA
     NORTHWEST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 625 PM
     UNTIL 100 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SEVERAL LARGE HAIL EVENTS WITH A FEW VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO
       2.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     A FEW DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 75 MILES SOUTH
   SOUTHWEST OF WICHITA FALLS TEXAS TO 40 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
   CHICKASHA OKLAHOMA.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE
   THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
   FAVORABLE FOR 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. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
   DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...A FEW SUPERCELLS POSSIBLE OVER WW AREA...WHERE MODEST
   LOW-LVL CONVERGENCE ALONG NW-ADVANCING DRY LINE AND DEVELOPING WARM
   FRONT WILL PERSIST BENEATH FAVORABLE DEEP WIND PROFILES. WHILE
   LARGE-SCALE ASCENT SHOULD REMAIN WEAK AND THE BOUNDARY LAYER WILL
   COOL WITH ONSET OF DIURNAL COOLING...SETUP MAY NEVERTHELESS SUPPORT
   A FEW STORMS WITH LARGE HAIL...AND POSSIBLY LOCALLY DMGG WIND AND/OR
   A TORNADO...ESPECIALLY NEAR WARM FRONT.

   AVIATION...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 26030.


   ...CORFIDI
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