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Mesoscale Discussion 261
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0261
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1113 PM CDT WED MAR 23 2016

   AREAS AFFECTED...PORTIONS OF NRN/CNTRL TX

   CONCERNING...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 53...

   VALID 240413Z - 240515Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 53
   CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS MAY CONTINUE A FEW MORE
   HOURS. A LOCAL EXTENSION IN TIME AND SPACE MAY BE NEEDED. THE THREAT
   IS EXPECTED TO GREATLY DIMINISH AFTER 06Z.

   DISCUSSION...STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS ACROSS NORTHERN INTO CENTRAL
   TEXAS CONTINUE TO MOVE EAST/NORTHEAST THROUGH A MODESTLY UNSTABLE
   AIRMASS. STEEP LAPSE RATES AND STRONG VERTICAL SHEAR WILL CONTINUE
   TO SUPPORT THESE STORMS ANOTHER FEW HOURS. AS SUCH...A LOCAL
   EXTENSION IN TIME/SPACE MAY BE NEEDED FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH
   53. LARGE HAIL AND LOCALLY DAMAGING WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE
   MAIN THREAT. HOWEVER LOW LEVEL SHEAR REMAINS ADEQUATE FOR SOME
   ROTATION IN THE LOWEST LEVELS PER THE GRK VAD WIND PROFILER. BEYOND
   06Z...THE SEVERE THREAT IS EXPECTED TO BE GREATLY DIMINISHED...AND A
   DOWNSTREAM WATCH INTO EAST TX IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

   ..LEITMAN.. 03/24/2016


   ATTN...WFO...SHV...FWD...OUN...EWX...SJT...

   LAT...LON   33849522 32929556 32259608 31579680 31279734 31049801
               30999846 30999878 31059891 31219899 31529882 31749863
               32209814 33329661 33729618 33849584 33849522 

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