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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 88
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Hazard Tornadoes EF2+ Tornadoes
Likelihood Low Very Low
Severe Wind 65 kt+ Wind
Moderate Moderate
Severe Hail 2"+ Hail
High Moderate

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   SEL8

   URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
   SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 88
   NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
   345 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

   THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

   * SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF 
     SOUTHWEST KANSAS
     WESTERN OKLAHOMA
     WEST TEXAS AND THE EASTERN HALF OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE

   * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 345 PM
     UNTIL 1100 PM CDT.

   * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE...
     WIDESPREAD LARGE HAIL LIKELY WITH ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL
       EVENTS TO 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE
     SCATTERED DAMAGING WINDS LIKELY WITH ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT GUSTS
       TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
     A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

   THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 75
   STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 35 MILES NORTH
   NORTHEAST OF DODGE CITY KANSAS TO 30 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ABILENE
   TEXAS.  FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
   WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

   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 87...

   DISCUSSION...NUMEROUS TSTMS EXPECTED TO FORM IN THE NEXT HOUR OR SO
   FROM THE W CNTRL TX/THE TEXAS SOUTH PLAINS NNEWD INTO SW KS...INVOF
   DRY LINE/LEE TROUGH AND BENEATH SRN END OF LEAD UPR IMPULSE LIFTING
   NNE INTO THE CNTRL HIGH PLNS. AMPLE SHEAR/BUOYANCY APPEAR PRESENT
   FOR SUPERCELLS /INCLUDING STORM SPLITS/ WITH LARGE HAIL AND DMGG
   WIND.
   SOME RISK ALSO MAY DEVELOP FOR A TORNADO OR TWO...ESPECIALLY OVER NW
   TX...SE PORTIONS OF THE TX PANHANDLE...AND SW OK THIS EVE...WHERE
   LLJ WILL DIURNALLY STRENGTHEN AND LOW-LVL MOISTENING WILL PERSIST.
   SUCH A THREAT WOULD BE GREATEST IF STORM MODE REMAINS
   QUASI-DISCRETE...AND MAY REQUIRE UPGRADE OF PARTS OF THE WATCH TO
   TORNADO LATER THIS EVE.

   AVIATION...A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL SURFACE AND ALOFT
   TO 3 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND GUSTS TO 65
   KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 550. MEAN STORM
   MOTION VECTOR 24030.


   ...CORFIDI
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