PDS Tornado Watch for W OK/TX PH

SPC has issued a PDS Tornado Watch for Weather Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. Watch details below.

This is for the first round of storms where we will see a line of supercells in the the watch box area. These will move east and eventually fall part or at least reduce in overall number of storms. Then later tonight a second wave will increase over Western Oklahoma and form into a line of severe storms and march east overnight.

   Tornado Watch Number 220
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   150 PM CDT Tue May 16 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Western Oklahoma
     Eastern Texas Panhandle

   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 150 PM until
     1000 PM CDT.


   * Primary threats include...
     Several tornadoes and a few intense tornadoes likely
     Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 4
       inches in diameter likely
     Scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts
       to 75 mph possible

   SUMMARY...Isolated supercell thunderstorms are expected to form
   along the dryline over the eastern Texas Panhandle and track across
   the watch area this afternoon and evening.  Very large hail and
   isolated strong tornadoes are possible in this area.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
   east and west of a line from 75 miles south southwest of Childress
   TX to 55 miles north northwest of Gage OK. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


   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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