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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 57
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Very Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Low Low
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   SEL7

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 57
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   1155 PM CDT THU APR 3 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING FROM 1155 PM
     UNTIL 500 AM CDT.

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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 55 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF COTULLA TEXAS TO 50 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF COTULLA
   TEXAS.  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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 53...WW 55...WW 56...

   DISCUSSION...A SMALL CLUSTER OF SUPERCELLS HAS DEVELOPED RECENTLY
   ALONG THE COLD FRONT SE OF DRT.  STRONG INSTABILITY REMAINS IN
   ADVANCE OF THE STORMS...WHICH MAY BE ABLE TO SURVIVE FOR A FEW HOURS
   DESPITE SUBSTANTIAL CONVECTIVE INHIBITION.  GIVEN THE STRONG
   INSTABILITY...LARGE HAIL SHOULD BE THE MAIN SEVERE STORM RISK.

   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 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 30025.


   ...THOMPSON
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