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Tornado Watch #616

Updated:
THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY MORNING FROM 250 AM UNTIL 800 AM CDT.


TORNADOES...HAIL TO 0.5 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 40 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 50 MILES NORTH OF OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA TO 50 MILES SOUTHEAST OF FORT SILL OKLAHOMA. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU6).

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.

DISCUSSION...REMNANT CIRCULATION OF TD ERIN HAS RAPIDLY INTENSIFIED
OVER THE PAST FEW HOURS...WITH LOW LEVEL VERTICAL SHEAR PROFILES
BECOMING EXTREMELY STRONG ON LOCAL VAD/PROFILERS. THUNDERSTORMS IN
ADVANCE OF CIRCULATION CENTER HAVE ALSO SHOWN MARKED INCREASES IN
ORGANIZATION WITH A FEW MESOCYCLONES NOW BEING INDICATED. THREAT
FOR ISOLATED TORNADOES AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL PERSIST FOR THE NEXT
SEVERAL HOURS AND SPREAD SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS CENTRAL OK.
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