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Before and During the May 24, 2011 Tornado Outbreak

FPUS74 KOUN 241901
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
201 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-241800-
ALFALFA-ARCHER-ATOKA-BAYLOR-BECKHAM-BLAINE-BRYAN-CADDO-CANADIAN-
CARTER-CLAY-CLEVELAND-COAL-COMANCHE-COTTON-CUSTER-DEWEY-ELLIS-FOARD-
GARFIELD-GARVIN-GRADY-GRANT-GREER-HARDEMAN-HARMON-HARPER-HUGHES-
JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSTON-KAY-KINGFISHER-KIOWA-KNOX-LINCOLN-LOGAN-
LOVE-MAJOR- MARSHALL-MCCLAIN-MURRAY-NOBLE-OKLAHOMA-PAYNE-PONTOTOC-
POTTAWATOMIE-ROGER MILLS-SEMINOLE-STEPHENS-TILLMAN-WASHITA-WICHITA-
WILBARGER-
201 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

.REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEGUN TO DEVELOP ALONG THE DRYLINE ACROSS WESTERN
PARTS OF OKLAHOMA AND NORTH TEXAS. AT 155 PM...THE INITIAL STORM
DEVELOPMENT WAS OCCURRING IN THE AREA BETWEEN VERNON TEXAS AND
CLINTON OKLAHOMA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY
RAPIDLY AND BECOME SEVERE.

PEOPLE IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...ESPECIALLY FROM
AROUND CLINTON AND WEATHERFORD SOUTHWARD TO NEAR VERNON
TEXAS...SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR THE IMMINENT DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM.


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FPUS74 KOUN 241902
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
202 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-241800-
ALFALFA-ARCHER-ATOKA-BAYLOR-BECKHAM-BLAINE-BRYAN-CADDO-CANADIAN-
CARTER-CLAY-CLEVELAND-COAL-COMANCHE-COTTON-CUSTER-DEWEY-ELLIS-FOARD-
GARFIELD-GARVIN-GRADY-GRANT-GREER-HARDEMAN-HARMON-HARPER-HUGHES-
JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSTON-KAY-KINGFISHER-KIOWA-KNOX-LINCOLN-LOGAN-
LOVE-MAJOR- MARSHALL-MCCLAIN-MURRAY-NOBLE-OKLAHOMA-PAYNE-PONTOTOC-
POTTAWATOMIE-ROGER MILLS-SEMINOLE-STEPHENS-TILLMAN-WASHITA-WICHITA-
WILBARGER-
202 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

.REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEGUN TO DEVELOP ALONG THE DRYLINE ACROSS WESTERN
PARTS OF OKLAHOMA AND NORTH TEXAS. AT 155 PM...THE INITIAL STORM
DEVELOPMENT WAS OCCURRING IN THE AREA BETWEEN VERNON TEXAS AND
CLINTON OKLAHOMA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY
RAPIDLY AND BECOME SEVERE.

PEOPLE IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...ESPECIALLY FROM
AROUND CLINTON AND WEATHERFORD SOUTHWARD TO NEAR VERNON
TEXAS...SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR THE IMMINENT DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM.


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FPUS74 KOUN 241902 RRA
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
202 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-242000-
ALFALFA-ARCHER-ATOKA-BAYLOR-BECKHAM-BLAINE-BRYAN-CADDO-CANADIAN-
CARTER-CLAY-CLEVELAND-COAL-COMANCHE-COTTON-CUSTER-DEWEY-ELLIS-FOARD-
GARFIELD-GARVIN-GRADY-GRANT-GREER-HARDEMAN-HARMON-HARPER-HUGHES-
JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSTON-KAY-KINGFISHER-KIOWA-KNOX-LINCOLN-LOGAN-
LOVE-MAJOR- MARSHALL-MCCLAIN-MURRAY-NOBLE-OKLAHOMA-PAYNE-PONTOTOC-
POTTAWATOMIE-ROGER MILLS-SEMINOLE-STEPHENS-TILLMAN-WASHITA-WICHITA-
WILBARGER-
202 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

.REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEGUN TO DEVELOP ALONG THE DRYLINE ACROSS WESTERN
PARTS OF OKLAHOMA AND NORTH TEXAS. AT 155 PM...THE INITIAL STORM
DEVELOPMENT WAS OCCURRING IN THE AREA BETWEEN VERNON TEXAS AND
CLINTON OKLAHOMA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO INTENSIFY
RAPIDLY AND BECOME SEVERE.

PEOPLE IN WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND WESTERN NORTH TEXAS...ESPECIALLY FROM
AROUND CLINTON AND WEATHERFORD SOUTHWARD TO NEAR VERNON
TEXAS...SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR THE IMMINENT DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM.


$$




FPUS74 KOUN 242018 RRA
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
318 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-242200-
ALFALFA-ARCHER-ATOKA-BAYLOR-BECKHAM-BLAINE-BRYAN-CADDO-CANADIAN-
CARTER-CLAY-CLEVELAND-COAL-COMANCHE-COTTON-CUSTER-DEWEY-ELLIS-FOARD-
GARFIELD-GARVIN-GRADY-GRANT-GREER-HARDEMAN-HARMON-HARPER-HUGHES-
JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSTON-KAY-KINGFISHER-KIOWA-KNOX-LINCOLN-LOGAN-
LOVE-MAJOR- MARSHALL-MCCLAIN-MURRAY-NOBLE-OKLAHOMA-PAYNE-PONTOTOC-
POTTAWATOMIE-ROGER MILLS-SEMINOLE-STEPHENS-TILLMAN-WASHITA-WICHITA-
WILBARGER-
318 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

.REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND MOVE NORTHEASTWARD OVER
PARTS OF WESTERN OKLAHOMA. THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL PRODUCE VERY
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. THE STRONGER STORMS MAY ALSO PRODUCE
TORNADOES.

THE GREATEST SEVERE WEATHER THREAT THROUGH 4 PM WILL BE IN THE AREA
FROM AROUND HOBART AND ANADARKO...NORTHWARD TO AROUND ALVA AND
CHEROKEE. PEOPLE IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE ONSET OF
SEVERE WEATHER INCLUDING VERY LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND
POSSIBLY TORNADOES.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST AT 40 TO 50
MPH AND WILL BE APPROACHING THE I-35 CORRIDOR BETWEEN 4 AND 6
PM.

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FPUS74 KOUN 242117 RRA
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
417 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-250000-
ALFALFA-ARCHER-ATOKA-BAYLOR-BECKHAM-BLAINE-BRYAN-CADDO-CANADIAN-
CARTER-CLAY-CLEVELAND-COAL-COMANCHE-COTTON-CUSTER-DEWEY-ELLIS-FOARD-
GARFIELD-GARVIN-GRADY-GRANT-GREER-HARDEMAN-HARMON-HARPER-HUGHES-
JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSTON-KAY-KINGFISHER-KIOWA-KNOX-LINCOLN-LOGAN-
LOVE-MAJOR- MARSHALL-MCCLAIN-MURRAY-NOBLE-OKLAHOMA-PAYNE-PONTOTOC-
POTTAWATOMIE-ROGER MILLS-SEMINOLE-STEPHENS-TILLMAN-WASHITA-WICHITA-
WILBARGER-
417 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

.REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...SOME PRODUCING TORNADOES...CONTINUED MOVING
NORTHEASTWARD FROM WESTERN INTO CENTRAL OKLAHOMA. THE THREAT FOR
TORNADOES WILL REMAIN HIGH THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING AS THESE
THUNDERSTORMS MOVE NORTHEASTWARD INTO AREAS FROM THE OKLAHOMA CITY
METRO AREA NORTHWARD TO THE KANSAS LINE.

OTHER SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE RAPIDLY DEVELOPING FROM AROUND UNION
CITY SOUTHWARD THROUGH LAWTON TO WICHITA FALLS AND ARCHER CITY
TEXAS. THESE STORMS ARE ALSO DEVELOPING IN AN AREA CONDUCIVE TO THE
RAPID DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. SIGNIFICANT SEVERE
WEATHER...INCLUDING TORNADOES...GIANT HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS WILL
ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH THESE STORMS AS THEY CONTINUE ON TO THE
NORTHEAST.


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FPUS74 KOUN 242203 RRA
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
503 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-250000-
ALFALFA-ARCHER-ATOKA-BAYLOR-BECKHAM-BLAINE-BRYAN-CADDO-CANADIAN-
CARTER-CLAY-CLEVELAND-COAL-COMANCHE-COTTON-CUSTER-DEWEY-ELLIS-FOARD-
GARFIELD-GARVIN-GRADY-GRANT-GREER-HARDEMAN-HARMON-HARPER-HUGHES-
JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSTON-KAY-KINGFISHER-KIOWA-KNOX-LINCOLN-LOGAN-
LOVE-MAJOR- MARSHALL-MCCLAIN-MURRAY-NOBLE-OKLAHOMA-PAYNE-PONTOTOC-
POTTAWATOMIE-ROGER MILLS-SEMINOLE-STEPHENS-TILLMAN-WASHITA-WICHITA-
WILBARGER-
503 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

.REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...SOME PRODUCING TORNADOES...CONTINUED MOVING
NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA. THE THREAT FOR
TORNADOES WILL REMAIN HIGH THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING AS THESE
THUNDERSTORMS MOVE NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH AREAS FROM ENID AND PONCA
CITY...SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE OKLAHOMA CITY METRO AREA...TO AROUND
DUNCAN AND WAURIKA.

IN ADDITION TO THE THREAT OF TORNADOES...THESE STORMS WILL ALSO
PRODUCE GIANT HAIL AND DAMAGING STRAIGHT LINE WINDS.

THE THREAT FOR SEVERE STORMS WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD EASTWARD TO AREAS
NEAR AND EAST OF I-35 BETWEEN 6 PM AND 8 PM.

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FPUS74 KOUN 250000 RRA
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
700 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-250200-
ALFALFA-ARCHER-ATOKA-BAYLOR-BECKHAM-BLAINE-BRYAN-CADDO-CANADIAN-
CARTER-CLAY-CLEVELAND-COAL-COMANCHE-COTTON-CUSTER-DEWEY-ELLIS-FOARD-
GARFIELD-GARVIN-GRADY-GRANT-GREER-HARDEMAN-HARMON-HARPER-HUGHES-
JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSTON-KAY-KINGFISHER-KIOWA-KNOX-LINCOLN-LOGAN-
LOVE-MAJOR- MARSHALL-MCCLAIN-MURRAY-NOBLE-OKLAHOMA-PAYNE-PONTOTOC-
POTTAWATOMIE-ROGER MILLS-SEMINOLE-STEPHENS-TILLMAN-WASHITA-WICHITA-
WILBARGER-
700 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

.REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...SOME PRODUCING TORNADOES...CONTINUED MOVING
NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA. AT 7 PM...THE THUNDERSTORMS
WERE MAINLY SOUTHEAST OF A STILLWATER TO CHOCTAW TO RINGLING LINE.
THE THREAT FOR TORNADOES WITH THESE STORMS WILL REMAIN HIGH THROUGH
THE EARLY EVENING. IN ADDITION...VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

THE STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST AND WILL BE MAINLY
AFFECTING PARTS OF EASTERN OKLAHOMA BY LATE EVENING.

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FPUS74 KOUN 250129 RRA
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
829 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-250300-
ALFALFA-ARCHER-ATOKA-BAYLOR-BECKHAM-BLAINE-BRYAN-CADDO-CANADIAN-
CARTER-CLAY-CLEVELAND-COAL-COMANCHE-COTTON-CUSTER-DEWEY-ELLIS-FOARD-
GARFIELD-GARVIN-GRADY-GRANT-GREER-HARDEMAN-HARMON-HARPER-HUGHES-
JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSTON-KAY-KINGFISHER-KIOWA-KNOX-LINCOLN-LOGAN-
LOVE-MAJOR- MARSHALL-MCCLAIN-MURRAY-NOBLE-OKLAHOMA-PAYNE-PONTOTOC-
POTTAWATOMIE-ROGER MILLS-SEMINOLE-STEPHENS-TILLMAN-WASHITA-WICHITA-
WILBARGER-
829 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

.REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...SOME PRODUCING TORNADOES...CONTINUED MOVING
NORTHEASTWARD THROUGH SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA. AT 8 PM...THE
THUNDERSTORMS WERE MAINLY SOUTHEAST OF A HOLDENVILLE TO MADILL
LINE. THE THREAT FOR TORNADOES WITH THESE STORMS WILL REMAIN HIGH
THROUGH MID EVENING. IN ADDITION...VERY LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING
STRAIGHT LINE WINDS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

THE STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE NORTHEAST AND WILL BE MAINLY
AFFECTING FAR EASTERN PARTS OF OKLAHOMA BY LATE EVENING.

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FPUS74 KOUN 250249 RRA
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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORMAN OK
949 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

OKZ004>048-050>052-TXZ083>090-250400-
ALFALFA-ARCHER-ATOKA-BAYLOR-BECKHAM-BLAINE-BRYAN-CADDO-CANADIAN-
CARTER-CLAY-CLEVELAND-COAL-COMANCHE-COTTON-CUSTER-DEWEY-ELLIS-FOARD-
GARFIELD-GARVIN-GRADY-GRANT-GREER-HARDEMAN-HARMON-HARPER-HUGHES-
JACKSON-JEFFERSON-JOHNSTON-KAY-KINGFISHER-KIOWA-KNOX-LINCOLN-LOGAN-
LOVE-MAJOR- MARSHALL-MCCLAIN-MURRAY-NOBLE-OKLAHOMA-PAYNE-PONTOTOC-
POTTAWATOMIE-ROGER MILLS-SEMINOLE-STEPHENS-TILLMAN-WASHITA-WICHITA-
WILBARGER-
949 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2011

.REGIONAL WEATHER DISCUSSION...
STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS PORTIONS
OF SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA THROUGH 11 PM. THE ACTIVITY WILL AFFECT AREAS
EAST OF A LINE FROM SEMINOLE... TO ADA... TO MADILL OKLAHOMA. LARGE
HAIL AND STRONG WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY SEVERE STORM. THE
INDIVIDUAL STORMS WILL MOVE NORTHEAST WITH THE AREA FOR POTENTIAL
THUNDERSTORMS GRADUALLY SHIFTING EAST OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS.

ADDITIONAL STORMS MAY DEVELOP INTO PARTS OF NORTH CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
LATE THIS EVENING.

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