Tornado Watch until 10 PM for Northeast Texas, East Texas, and the Brazos Valley. Strongest storms will be capable of producing tornadoes and damaging straight-line winds over 70 MPH. Storms west of these areas will move east this afternoon and evening into the watch area.

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 212
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
250 PM CDT MON MAY 25 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
WESTERN ARKANSAS
EASTERN OKLAHOMA
EASTERN INTO CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 250 PM UNTIL
1000 PM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A FEW TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH LIKELY
ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…A LARGE COMPLEX OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH EMBEDDED BOWS
AND SUPERCELLS IS EXPECTED TO SPREAD EAST ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING. WHILE CORRIDORS OF DESTRUCTIVE OUTFLOW
WINDS WILL BE THE PRIMARY HAZARD…A FEW TORNADOES AND SEVERE HAIL
WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES EAST NORTHEAST OF
MCALESTER OKLAHOMA TO 20 MILES SOUTHEAST OF HUNTSVILLE TEXAS.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU2).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.