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August 16, 2017

Tornado Watch


Via the Luther Fire Department (2:38 pm Tuesday)

Tornado Watch 2:30 – Midnight

Alert: TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR OUR AREA UNTIL MIDNIGHT. MONITOR LOCAL NEWS MEDIA & WEATHER RADIO FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 109
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
230 PM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL THROUGH NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST
OKLAHOMA
WEST CENTRAL THROUGH NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON FROM 230 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT
CDT.

…THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION…

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
SEVERAL TORNADOES AND A FEW INTENSE TORNADOES LIKELY
WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL AND SCATTERED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 4
INCHES IN DIAMETER EXPECTED
WIDESPREAD DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
TO 80 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…NUMEROUS SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY FORM IN
THE NEXT COUPLE HOURS OVER WESTERN PART OF WATCH…INCLUDING A FEW
STRONG SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WIND…AND
TORNADOES. THE STORMS SHOULD MERGE INTO BROKEN LINES AND
CLUSTERS…WITH EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS CONTINUING TO POSE A RISK FOR
VERY LARGE HAIL…DAMAGING WIND.. AND A FEW TORNADOES AS THEY
MOVE/DEVELOP EAST-NORTHEAST INTO TONIGHT.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 90 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
PONCA CITY OKLAHOMA TO 35 MILES SOUTH SOUTHWEST OF BROWNWOOD
TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

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.

Instructions:

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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