SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 238

WW 238 SEVERE TSTM NM OK TX 251800Z - 260100Z
        
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 238
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
100 PM CDT Sat May 25 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  Eastern New Mexico
  Oklahoma Panhandle
  West Texas including the Panhandle

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 100 PM until
  800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Widespread large hail and isolated very large hail events to 3
    inches in diameter likely
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will continue to increase in coverage this
afternoon over parts of eastern New Mexico and west Texas, with
large hail expected in the strongest cells.  The risk of a tornado
or two will also increase later this afternoon.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles east and west of a line from 10 miles west northwest
of Elkhart KS to 70 miles southwest of Lubbock TX. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for 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. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

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AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
3 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
24030.

...Hart

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