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Mesoscale Discussion 556
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   MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0556
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   0842 PM CDT FRI MAY 08 2015

   AREAS AFFECTED...PARTS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN REGION OF W TX

   CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 145...

   VALID 090142Z - 090345Z

   THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 145 CONTINUES.

   SUMMARY...ISOLATED SEVERE RISK AND POTENTIAL FOR A TORNADO OR TWO
   CONTINUES ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE PERMIAN BASIN OF W TX.

   DISCUSSION...LATEST VISIBLE IMAGERY DEPICTS A DRYLINE RETREATING WWD
   ACROSS THE TRANS-PECOS REGION TOWARD THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS ATTM...WITH
   SOME INCREASE IN THE CU FIELD BOTH NEAR AND W OF THE DRYLINE AS A
   SMALL ZONE OF WEAK LARGE-SCALE ASCENT CONTINUES SPREADING ACROSS
   THIS AREA PER WV LOOP.  EMERGING FROM PRIOR CU DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE
   RETREATING DRYLINE HAS BEEN A SUPERCELL NOW CROSSING NWRN REAGAN
   CO...WITH A LEFT-MOVING SPLIT FROM THIS STORM NOW CROSSING ERN
   MIDLAND/WRN GLASSCOCK COUNTY.  MEANWHILE A NEW/SECOND SPLIT IS
   OCCURRING WITH THE INITIAL SUPERCELL.  WITH AN AMPLY UNSTABLE
   ENVIRONMENT REMAINING IN PLACE AHEAD OF THE DRYLINE AND SHEAR
   SUPPORTIVE OF ROTATING STORMS...RISK FOR HAIL AND/OR LOCALLY
   DAMAGING WINDS CONTINUES LOCALLY...BOTH WITH ONGOING CELLS AND ANY
   ADDITIONAL/ISOLATED DEVELOPMENT WHICH MAY OCCUR IN THE NEXT 1-2
   HOURS.

   ..GOSS.. 05/09/2015


   ATTN...WFO...FWD...EWX...SJT...LUB...MAF...

   LAT...LON   29770314 30820339 32950232 33159853 29910043 29770314 

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