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Severe Thunderstorm Watch in Effect for TX
WW 505 SEVERE TSTM TX 220050Z - 220700Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 505
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
750 PM CDT Sat Oct 21 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  North Texas

* Effective this Saturday night and Sunday morning from 750 PM
  until 200 AM CDT.

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

SUMMARY...Scattered semi-discrete storms should continue to
intensify across western parts of North Texas this evening with more
extensive development occurring as the cold front continues to
overtake the dryline through late evening and overnight. Bouts of
severe hail will initially be possible, although locally damaging
wind gusts should become more prevalent by late evening and
overnight as storms trend more linear. Some tornado risk cannot be
entirely ruled out, particularly across far north Texas areas closer
to the Red River.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 45
statute miles north and south of a line from 25 miles west southwest
of Abilene TX to 70 miles east southeast of Sherman TX. 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.

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OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 502...WW 503...WW 504...

AVIATION...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
27025.

...Guyer

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Tornado Watch in Effect for OK,TX
WW 503 TORNADO OK TX 212000Z - 220300Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 503
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
300 PM CDT Sat Oct 21 2017

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  Western and central Oklahoma
  Northwest Texas

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
  1000 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A couple tornadoes possible
  Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
    to 2.5 inches in diameter possible
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY...Thunderstorm development is expected around 4pm, with an
increase in storm coverage/intensity into this evening.  More
isolated supercells with very large hail will be possible initially
across western Oklahoma and northwest Texas.  Storms will then grow
upscale into a more solid squall line by late evening, when damaging
winds will become the more common threat.  A tornado or two could
occur with the initial discrete supercells, as well as later this
evening with circulations embedded in the developing line across
central Oklahoma.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 45 miles west northwest of Ponca City
OK to 55 miles southwest of Wichita Falls TX. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

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 502...

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 24030.

...Thompson

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