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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 81
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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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   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 81
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   610 PM CDT SUN APR 10 2016

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     PARTS OF THE MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY AND SOUTHERN EDWARDS PLATEAU
   OF TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY NIGHT FROM 610 PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2
       INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   SUMMARY...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING WEST OF DEL RIO IN
   AN ENVIRONMENT SUPPORTIVE OF SUPERCELLS.  THESE STORMS...AND NEW
   STORMS TO THE WEST...WILL SPREAD EASTWARD ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE THIS
   EVENING.  LARGE HAIL WILL BE THE MAIN THREAT...THOUGH DAMAGING WINDS
   WILL BE POSSIBLE LATER IF STORMS GROW INTO A LARGER CLUSTER. 
   ALSO...AN ISOLATED TORNADO CANNOT BE RULED OUT WITH THE INITIAL
   SUPERCELLS NEAR THE RIO GRANDE LATE THIS EVENING.

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF DEL RIO TEXAS TO 110 MILES SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF DEL
   RIO TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE
   ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

   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 78...WW 79...WW 80...

   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 27025.


   ...THOMPSON
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