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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 9
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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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   Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 9
   NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
   220 PM CDT Sat Mar 17 2018

   The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     North-central and Northeast Texas

   * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 220 PM until
     1100 PM CDT.

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

   SUMMARY...Strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to increase
   this afternoon, initially across the North-central Texas Big Country
   and then spreading generally eastward toward parts of east/northeast
   Texas through early evening. Large hail will be the most common
   hazard. Damaging wind potential could somewhat increase later this
   afternoon into evening if a semi-organized storm cluster evolves.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 70
   statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles south of
   Abilene TX to 30 miles south of Tyler TX. For a complete depiction
   of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS


   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


   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 450. Mean storm motion vector

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