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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 7
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 7
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   250 PM CST Sun Jan 15 2017

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     West-central Texas

   * Effective this Sunday afternoon and evening from 250 PM until
     1000 PM CST.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
     Isolated very large hail events to 2 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to increase
   through the late afternoon and early evening hours ahead of an upper
   low nearing the El Paso vicinity at mid-afternoon. The majority of
   these will occur with a linear band of east/northeastward-moving
   storms, although a few isolated supercells could occur ahead of the
   convective line. Damaging winds should be the primary severe risk
   overall, but some hail will be possible as well, and a tornado or
   two cannot be ruled out, particularly across the Edwards Plateau
   vicinity near a warm front.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75
   statute miles east and west of a line from 15 miles north of Abilene
   TX to 40 miles south southeast of Del Rio TX. For a complete
   depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU7).

   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.

   &&

   AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
   2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A
   few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
   24035.

   ...Guyer
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