SPC Tornado Watch 144

SPC Tornado Watch 144

WW 144 TORNADO OK TX 271125Z – 271800Z

Tornado Watch Number 144
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
625 AM CDT Sat Apr 27 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Western Oklahoma
Northwest Texas

* Effective this Saturday morning and afternoon from 625 AM until
100 PM CDT.

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

SUMMARY…Thunderstorm development is underway across northwest
Texas, and these storms will spread northeastward across western
Oklahoma through the morning. Despite the time of day, the
environment will favor supercell clusters capable of producing a few
tornadoes, very large hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter, and
isolated damaging gusts of 60-70 mph.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 50 statute miles
east and west of a line from 40 miles south of Childress TX to 20
miles northeast of Alva OK. For a complete depiction of the watch
see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).


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.


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 22035.


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