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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 85
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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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   SEL5

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 85
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   245 PM CDT MON APR 21 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     CENTRAL THROUGH NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST TEXAS

   * EFFECTIVE THIS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 245 PM UNTIL
     1000 PM 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

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 20 MILES NORTHWEST OF
   PARIS TEXAS TO 85 MILES SOUTHWEST OF TEMPLE TEXAS.  FOR A
   COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
   UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

   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.

   &&

   DISCUSSION...TSTMS EXPECTED FORM IN THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS ALONG
   NEARLY STNRY W-E OUTFLOW BOUNDARY OVER N CNTRL AND NE TX /NEAR THE
   RED RVR/...AND ALONG LEE TROUGH / DRY LINE SEGMENTS EXTENDING FROM
   THE GAINESVILLE TX AREA SSW THROUGH THE HILL COUNTRY TO AROUND
   JUNCTION TX. LARGE-SCALE FORCING FOR ASCENT WILL BE WEAK. BUT
   COMBINATION OF LOW-LVL DESTABILIZATION ALONG AFOREMENTIONED
   BOUNDARIES...STEEP MID-LVL LAPSE RATES...AND AMPLE MOISTURE SUGGEST
   THE POTENTIAL FOR STORMS WITH SVR HAIL. SOME THREAT ALSO WILL EXIST
   FOR LOCALLY DMGG WINDS...ESPECIALLY WITH SWD EXTENT IN WW...AND WITH
   TIME AS ACTIVITY MERGES INTO ONE OR TWO SMALL CLUSTERS WITH EMBEDDED
   SMALL BOWING SEGMENTS.

   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 30020.


   ...CORFIDI
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