SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 165

SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 165

WW 165 SEVERE TSTM OK TX 302135Z – 010200Z

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 165
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
435 PM CDT Tue Apr 30 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northern and Western Oklahoma
Northwest Texas

* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 435 PM until
900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…Widely scattered to scattered thunderstorms will likely
develop through the late afternoon into the early evening near and
east of the dryline. Some of the stronger storms will probably
become supercellular and pose a risk for large to very large hail
and severe gusts. A narrow window of time may exist for a brief
tornado towards the early evening mainly over the Oklahoma portion
of the Watch.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles east and west of a line from 25 miles northwest of
Ponca City OK to 130 miles south southwest of Altus OK. For a
complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline
update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).


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



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


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