SPC Tornado Watch 208

SPC Tornado Watch 208

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Tornado Watch Number 208
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
220 PM CDT Wed May 8 2024

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Western Arkansas
Eastern Oklahoma

* Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 220 PM
until 1000 PM CDT.

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

SUMMARY…Scattered supercells are forecast to develop across
eastern Oklahoma late this afternoon and move into western Arkansas
late this afternoon into the evening. Giant hail is possible with
the more intense supercells, in addition to the risk for a strong

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles
east and west of a line from Monett MO to 50 miles east of Durant
OK. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch
outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).


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.


205…WW 206…WW 207…

AVIATION…Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 4 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 65 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 25030.


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