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Tornado Watch 70
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WW0070 Radar
Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Moderate Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
Moderate Moderate

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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 70
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   655 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTH TEXAS AND THE MIDDLE TEXAS COASTAL PLAIN
     COASTAL WATERS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING FROM 655 PM
     UNTIL 200 AM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS AND ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS TO 75
       MPH POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...SCATTERED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH
   LATE TONIGHT ALONG A ROUGHLY WEST-EAST AXIS ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTH
   TEXAS...POSING PERIODIC THREATS FOR LARGE HAIL...HIGH WIND...AND A
   COUPLE TORNADOES.

   THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE
   MILES EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES WEST OF LAREDO TEXAS TO
   40 MILES EAST OF PALACIOS TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE
   WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU0).

   PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

   REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
   TORNADOES AND 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.

   &&

   OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 67...WW 68...WW 69...

   AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
   SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 2 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
   WIND GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
   550. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 26025.


   ...CORFIDI
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