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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 49
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WW0049 Radar
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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   SEL9

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 49
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1110 PM CDT FRI MAR 18 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     DEEP SOUTH TEXAS
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 1110 PM
     UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...AN ORGANIZED NORTH-SOUTH BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL
   CONTINUE MOVING EASTWARD ACROSS DEEP SOUTH TEXAS OVER THE NEXT FEW
   HOURS...BEFORE MOVING OFFSHORE.  STRONGEST PORTIONS OF THE LINE WILL
   BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND GUSTS.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 15 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST
   OF ALICE TEXAS TO 100 MILES SOUTH OF ALICE TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE
   DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE
   (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

   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 27040.


   ...GOSS
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